How came pride in Man

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Notebook 27 - How came pride in Man

1st reading:[2][edit]


[How came pride in Man
From Mary it began
How Contempt & Scorn

What a world is Man
His Earth... del.]

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2nd reading:[3][edit]


[How came pride in Man
From Mary it began
How Contempt & Scorn
What a world is Man
His Earth]

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Wikisource notes[edit]

  1. As we see it is heavily deleted, and unfinished. Because visually, the poem that immediately follows, “The human Image” (1st draft version of “The Human Abstract” (see Songs of Experience), "looks like a continuation of the same poem, and the title being inserted later" as suggested by David V. Erdman ("The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", Anchor Books, 1988, p. 471
  2. "Blake Complete Writings", ed. Geoffrey Keynes, pub. OUP 1966/85, p. 173.
  3. William Blake The Complete Poems", ed. Alicia Ostriker, Penguin Books 1977, p. 147.