Graphics: Dialogue with a Flea

"I see everything that I paint in this world," said the English mystic poet and draftsman, William Blake, "but everybody does not see alike." How vividly Blake's vision differed from that of ordinary mortals was illustrated once again last week when an English Blake enthusiast announced that he had unearthed from a castle in Ayrshire a notebook of Blake sketches that had not been seen publicly since 1871.

The book contains 14 drawings of "visionary heads" that Blake drew mainly in 1819 and 1820 for a wealthy young artist named John Linnell...

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