Fans become possessive over quote for Blakes grave


But after two members of the Blake Society rediscovered his precise resting place in 2006, fundraising efforts began straight away to mark his official grave in Bunhill Fields. Twelve years on and it is finally ready to be revealed next month. But the already long overdue gravestone was subject to further delay because members of the Society struggled to agree… The ‘Jerusalem’ poet died in 1827 and has laid in an unmarked common grave in north London ever since, with nothing more than a plain memorial stone recording that he is buried nearby. As a distinct user of punctuation, it seems quite fitting that the new gravestone for William Blake involved a “pedantic” disagreement about apostrophes.

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