Since all the Riches of this World

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Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 073

Edited text:[1][edit]

cxxv

Since all the Riches of this World
May be gifts from the Devil & Earthly Kings,
I should suspect that I worship'd the Devil
If I thank'd my God for worldly things.


MS. Book, p. 73 (reversed) in pencil. All add. follow DGR in printing
as first stanza of xxx ; DGR, WMR and EY with title ' Riches,' WBY with
title ' The Two Kinds of Riches.'
4 my God] WBY omits my.

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The original text:[2][edit]

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Since all the Riches of this World
May be gifts from the Devil & Earthly Kings
I should suspect that I worshipd the Devil
If I thankd my God for Worldly things

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Notes[edit]

  1. The poetical works of William Blake; a new and verbatim text from the manuscript engraved and letterpress originals; With variorum readings and bibliographical notes and prefaces, edited by Sampson, John, Clarendon Press Oxford 1905, c. 236.
  2. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 516.

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