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Plate 84 (Illustration VI b)

The Corner of Broad Street weeps: Poland Street languishes
To Great Queen Street & Lincolns Inn all is distress & woe, [16]
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The night falls thick Hand comes from Albion in his strength

Some crumbs of letters remain here and there in these three gouged-out lines, but too few for any hope of reconstruction — a great pity, for Blake's neighborhoods were apparently the subject matter. Perhaps he was erasing as the place names reached toward his present life.[32]

Tendrils are added in the Harvard and Mellon copies.