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William Blake

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself. — William Blake, from letter to Rev. Dr. Trusler, 23 August 1799, The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake (University of California Press, 1982)

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