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Some people admire the work of a Fool

Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 070

Edited text:[1]Edit

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Some people admire the work of a Fool,
For it's sure to keep your judgment cool;
It does not reproach you with want of wit;
It is not like a lawyer serving a writ.

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The original text:[2]Edit

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Some people admire the work of a Fool
For its sure to keep your judgment cool
It does not reproach you with want of wit
It is not like a lawyer serving a writ

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NotesEdit

  1. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 556.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 516.
 

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

 

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