[ by Charles Cameron — an appendix to The importance of Albrecht Dürer ]
On two separate occasions Blake compares a guinea (a coin worth one pound and one shilling) and the sun:
In the quote above, we see things as they appear “to the eyes of a miser”, while in that below, we see them through the eyes of the Poet:
Blake continues that second quote, by saying “I question not my Corporeal or Vegetative Eye any more than I would Question a Window concerning a Sight: I look thro it & not with it.” Hence my distinguishing between “as they appear” in the miser’s eyes and “through” the poet’s eyes..
The two quotes, taken together, freshly demonstrate the gulf between the two views so forcefully expressed in the second — the topic of my earlier post, The importance of Albrecht Dürer