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William Blake died in the apartment he shared with Catherine Blake on Sunday 12 August 1827.
A contemporary letter reports: “He died … in a most glorious manner. He said He was going to that Country he had all His life wished to see & expressed Himself Happy, hoping for Salvation through Jesus Christ – Just before he died His Countenance became fair. His eyes Brighten’d and he burst out Singing of the things he saw in Heaven.”
3 Fountain Court is now part of the Savoy complex, which I visited to contemplate how Blake can help us see death through the eyes of Ulro, Generation, Beulah and Eternity.