An ancient Proverb

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Notebook 33 - An ancient Proverb

1st reading:[1][edit]


An ancient Proverb

Remove away that blac'kning church:
Remove away that marriage hearse:
Remove away that [place del.] man of blood:
['Twill del.] You'll quite remove the ancient curse.

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2nd reading:[2][edit]


An ancient Proverb

Remove away that blackning church
Remove away that marriage hearse
Remove away that________of blood
Youll quite remove the ancient curse[3]

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Wikisource notes[edit]

  1. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 176.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 475
  3. An ancient Proverb
    3 that-------------] that place 1st rdg p 107; that man 2nd rdg p 107. (Was the long dash put in to avoid writing “palace”? See “London” line 12.)
    4 Youll] Twill 1st rdg del, p 99

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