The Schoolboy William Blake

Updated: 10/3/2021
The Schoolboy William Blake

Storyboard Text

  • "I love to rise in a summer morn, when the birds sing on every tree, and the distant huntsman winds his horn, and the skylarks sing with me, O! What sweet company!"
  • "But to go to school on a summer morn, O it drives all joy away!Under a cruel eye outworn, the little ones spend the day, in sighing and dismay."
  • "Ah then at times I drooping sit, and spend many an anxious hour, nor in my book can I take delight, nor sit in learning's bower, worn thro' with the dreary shower."
  • "How can the bird that is born for joy sit in a cage and sing? How can a child, when fears annoy, droop his tender wing, and forget his youthful spring?"