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Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 064

Edited text:[1]Edit


From Cratetos

Me Time has crook'd; no good workman
Is he. Infirm is all that he does...<ref>A literal translation of this epigram, ascribed to Crates of Thebes, is: 'Time has bent me; though a skilled craftsman, yet he makes all things weaker.'

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The original text:[2]Edit


From Cratetos

Me Time has Crook'd. no good Workman
Is he. Infirm is all that he does

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NotesEdit

  1. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 555.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 502.
 

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