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Nail his neck to the Cross nail it with a nail

Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 079

Edited text:[1]Edit


cxxviii

Nail his neck to the Cross: nail it with a nail.
Nail his neck to the Cross: ye all have power over his tail.


MS. Book, p. 79. EY ii. 57 wrongly regard this as part of The Everlasting
Gospel, 'for which no place can be assigned.'

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The original text:[2]Edit


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Nail his neck to the Cross nail it with a nail
Nail his neck to the Cross ye all have power over his tail

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NotesEdit

  1. The poetical works of William Blake; a new and verbatim text from the manuscript engraved and letterpress originals; With variorum readings and bibliographical notes and prefaces, edited by Sampson, John, Clarendon Press Oxford 1905, c. 237.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 517.
 

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