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by William Blake

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

We're curious if Blake ever hallucinated. He claimed to have seen a tree full of angels when he was nine, and to have seen God "put his head to the window" when he was 4. (Source.)

Lots of kids died back in the day. Two of Blake's six siblings died as infants. (Source.)

Blake sure could have used some of the money his books earn now. He died in poverty. He was so poor, in fact, that he couldn't even pay for his own funeral. Rough. (Source.)

You know, most of us will probably have our own grave plots. Blake wasn't so lucky. He was buried in a grave that eventually included seven other people. (Source.)

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