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Great Men & Fools do often me Inspire

Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 063

Edited text:[1]Edit


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GREAT men and fools do often me inspire;
But the greater fool, the greater liar.

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The original text:[2]Edit


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Great Men & Fools do often me Inspire
But the Greater Fool the Greater Liar

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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 The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 515.
 

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