"Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake. Many years later, when his wife died, my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance"
- Laurence Housman
About this Quote
This quote is from Laurence Housman, and it speaks of his experience with the poet William Blake. He points out that it was 2 years prior to he understood anything about Blake, and then several years later, when his spouse died, his godfather gave him 2 books as a remembrance. This quote speaks with the significance of William Blake in Laurence Housman's life, as it was two years before he knew anything about him, and after that his godfather gave him 2 books as a remembrance of his partner. It also speaks with the power of literature, as it was through books that Laurence Housman had the ability to learn more about William Blake and value his work. It is a tip of the importance of literature in our lives, and how it can bring us closer to those we love.
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