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Another Epitaph (I was buried near this Dike)

Blake manuscript - Notebook 1808 - 41-43 Epitaphs

Edited text:[1]Edit


I WAS buried near this dyke,
That my friends may weep as much as they like.


The original text:[2]Edit


I was buried near this Dike
That my Friends may weep as much as they like



  1. The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 503.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.