What is Blake?

  • (noun): Visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827).
    Synonyms: William Blake

Blake

Blake is a surname or a given name which originated from Old English. Its derivation is uncertain; it could come from "blac", a nickname for someone who had dark hair or skin, or from "blaac", a nickname for someone with pale hair or skin. Another theory is that it is a corruption of "Ap Lake", meaning "Son of Lake".

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William Blake In Popular Culture
... William Blake's body of work has influenced countless writers, poets and painters, and his legacy is often apparent in modern popular culture ... the graphic novel traces its origins to Blake's etched songs and Prophetic Books, as does the genre of fantasy art ...
Kayla Blake
... Kayla Blake (born Elsie Mapuana Sniffen December 4, 1963) is an American actress ... Blake starred in the syndicated series What a Country (aired 1986-87) as Yung Hi, and on One West Waikiki (1994–1996) as Nui Shaw ... Blake had a recurring role as Kim, an associate producer, in the television series Sports Night which lasted two seasons from 1998 to 2000 ...
Blake As Sole Name
... "Blake", author pseudonym used for books by Ronald Adam (actor). ...
Message In A Bottle (film) - Cast
... Kevin Costner - Garret Blake Robin Wright Penn - Theresa Osborne Paul Newman - Jeb Blake Susan Brightbill - Catherine Land Blake John Savage - Johnny Land Illeana Douglas - Lina ...
Holy Thursday (Songs Of Innocence) - The Poem
... William Blake Literary works Early writings Poetical Sketches An Island in the Moon All Religions are One There is No Natural Religion Songs of ... Thompson Scholarly works Life of William Blake Fearful Symmetry A Blake Dictionary The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake Blake Prophet Against Empire Witness Against the Beast Wikimedia Blake at Wiktionary Blake ...

Famous quotes containing the word blake:

    Tiger, Tiger, burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
    —William Blake (1757–1827)

    ‘O Earth, O Earth, return!
    ‘Arise from out the dewy grass;
    ‘Night is worn,
    ‘And the morn
    ‘Rises from the slumberous mass.
    —William Blake (1757–1827)

    I askèd a thief to steal me a peach
    He turned up his eyes
    I ask’d a lithe lady to lie her down
    Holy & meek she cries—

    As soon as I went
    An angel came.
    He wink’d at the thief
    And smild at the dame—

    And without one word said
    Had a peach from the tree
    And still as a maid
    Enjoy’d the lady.
    —William Blake (1757–1827)