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Our Time is Fix’d and all our days are numbered

August 24, 2013

“Our Time is Fix’d and all our days are numbered.”

This illustration by William Blake (1805) for Blair’s ‘The Grave’ was rediscovered in Scotland in 2001 along with 18 other illustrations for the poem, having been kept together for 200 years. Incredibly, the whole collection was broken up when it was sold by Sotheby’s for maximum profit in 2006. Talk about knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing.

 

 

 

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