An Epitaph (Come knock your heads against this stone)
COME knock your heads against this stone,
For sorrow that poor John Thompson’s gone.
Come knock your heads against this stone
For sorrow that poor John Thompsons gone
- The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes by John Sampson, Hon. D.Litt. Oxon., 1862–1931. London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1908.
- Cp. the slightly different form of these three epitaphs in the lines beginning ‘And his legs carried it like a long fork’, no. XXVIII.
- "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 503.