Mr Stothard to Mr Cromek

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Blake manuscript - Notebook 1808 - 23 Mr Stothard to Mr Cromek

Edited text:[1][edit]


* * *

FOR Fortune’s favours you your riches bring,
But Fortune says she gave you no such thing.
Why should you be ungrateful to your friends,—
Sneaking and backbiting, and odds and ends?

________________________________________

The original text:[2][edit]


* * *

For Fortunes favours you your riches bring
But Fortune says she gave you no such thing
Why should you be ungrateful to your friends
Sneaking & Backbiting & Odds & Ends

________________________________________

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 The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 509.

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