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Of H s birth this was the happy lot

Blake manuscript - Notebook 1808 - 14 Of Hayleys bith this was happy lot

Edited text:[1]Edit


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Of H[ayley]'s birth this was the happy lot
His Mother on his Father him begot.

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The original text:[2]Edit


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Of H s birth this was the happy lot
His Mother on his Father him begot

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NotesEdit

  1. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 539.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 506.
 

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