The Errors of a Wise Man make your Rule

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Notebook c.1808-1811 61a. The Errors of a Wise Man make your Rule
by William Blake
From Notebook c.1808-1811 p.42. See also: Satiric verses and epigrams.
Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 042

Edited text:[1][edit]

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The errors of a wise man make your rule,
Rather than the perfections of a fool.

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The original text:[3][edit]

 
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The Errors of a Wise Man make your Rule
Rather than the Perfections of a Fool

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Notes[edit]

  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 The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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. see previous poem: You say their Pictures well Painted be.
  3. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 510.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.