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VERSES: London  

Vanja Pemac 2014
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014 URL: http://libguides.huhs.org/content.php?pid=569690 Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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London by William Blake

I wander through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow. 
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every Man,
In every Infants cry of fear,
In every voice: in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear 

How the Chimney-sweepers cry
Every blackning Church appalls, 
And the hapless Soldiers sigh
Runs in blood down Palace walls 

But most through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful Harlots curse
Blasts the new-born Infants tear 
And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse 
 

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Vanja Pemac

My name is Vanja Pemac. I am a senior at HUHS and will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the fall to study Political Science. During my time at HUHS I have been involved with Model United Nations and have won two Best Delegation titles. Traveling is my passion. I have visited nine countries and plan see the remaining 187 in my lifetime.

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