As they were caught into the intellectual excitement that reverberated across the Channel from France before and during the French Revolution, writers found it possible for a time to ignore the somewhat passive energy of sceptics such as Hume. Blake’s previous self-personification as the spirited but cynical Quid of his satire An Island in the Moon gave way to the active visionary who asserted himself in Songs of Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
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2 Prophetic Affluence in the 1790s
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