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Blake manuscript - Notebook 1808 - 46 To English Connoisseurs

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To English Connoisseurs

YOU must agree that Rubens was a fool,
And yet you make him master of your School,
And give more money for his slobberings
Than you will give for Raphael’s finest things.
5 I understood Christ was a carpenter
And not a brewer’s servant, my good Sir.

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To English Connoisseurs

You must agree that Rubens was a Fool
And yet you make him master of Your School
And give more money for his Slobberings
Than you will give for Rafaels finest Things
5 I understood Christ was a Carpenter
And not a Brewers Servant my good Sir

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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 The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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. 513.
 

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