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To F—— (I mock thee not)

Blake manuscript - Notebook 1808 - 10 To Flaxman

Edited text:[1]Edit

To F[laxman]

I mock thee not tho' I by thee am Mocked.
Thou call'st me Madman, but I call thee Blockhead.


The original text:[2]Edit

To F——

I mock thee not tho I by thee am Mocked
Thou callst me Madman but I call thee Blockhead



  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. 507.

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