Open main menu
Blake manuscript - Notebook 1808 - 11 Can there any thig more mean

Edited text:[1]Edit


* * *

Can there be any thing more mean,
More Malice in disguise,
Than Praise a Man for doing what[2]
That Man[3] does most despise?
5 Reynolds[4] Lectures Exactly so[5]
When he praises Michael Angelo.

________________________________________

The original text:[6]Edit


* * *

Can there be any thing more mean
More Malice in disguise
Than Praise a Man for doing what
That Man does most despise
5 Reynolds Lectures Exactly so
When he praises Michael Angelo

________________________________________

NotesEdit

  1. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 539.
  2. [that del.]
  3. [Which he del.]
  4. [This del.]
  5. [plainly shew del.]
  6. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 511.
 

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