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My title as a Genius thus is provd

Blake manuscript - Notebook 1808 - 44-45 My title & I Rubens

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MY title as a genius thus is prov’d:
Not prais’d by Hayley, nor by Flaxman lov’d.


The original text:[2]Edit

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My title as [a] Genius[3] thus is provd
Not Praisd by Hayley nor by Flaxman lovd



  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 The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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. 505.
  3. 1 as a genius] as an[Artist] <Genius>ms rdg

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