The only man that eer I knew

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Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 050

Edited text:[1][edit]

[On Fuseli]

THE ONLY man that e’er I knew
Who did not make me almost spew
Was Fuseli: he was both Turk and Jew—
And so, dear Christian friends,[2] how do you do?


The original text:[3][edit]

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The only Man that eer I knew
Who did not make me almost spew
Was Fuseli he was both Turk & Jew
And so dear Christian Friends how do you do



  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 The Poetical Works of William Blake, including the unpublished French Revolution together with the Minor Prophetic Books and Selections from The Four Zoas, Milton & Jerusalem; edited with an introduction and textual notes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. 4 dear Christian friends] sweet Christians MS. 1st rdg. del.
  3. "The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake", ed. by David V. Erdman, Anchor Books, 1988, p. 507.

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