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Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 041

Edited text:[1]Edit


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I WRITE the rascal thanks, till he and I
With thanks and compliments are quite drawn dry.

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The original text:[2]Edit


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I write the Rascal Thanks till he & I
With Thanks & Compliments are quite drawn dry

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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 The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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. 506.
 

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