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Edited text:[1]Edit


Cromek Speaks

I ALWAYS take my judgement from a fool
Because his judgement is so very cool;[2]
Not prejudiced by feelings great or small,
Amiable state![3] he cannot feel at all.

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The original text:[4]Edit

 
Cromek Speaks

I always take my judgment from a Fool
Because his judgment is so very Cool
Not prejudicd by feelings great or small
Amiable state he cannot feel at all

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NotesEdit

  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 The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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. Because I know he always judges cool MS. 1st rdg. del.
  3. Amiable state!] Because we know MS. 1st rdg. del.
  4. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 509.
 

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