To Chloes breast young Cupid slily stole

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Blake manuscript - Notebook - page 078

Edited text:[1][edit]


To Chloe's breast young Cupid slily stole,
But he crept in at Myra's pocket-hole.

MS. Book, p. 78. DGR, WMR, EY (' Coupl.' iv), WBY (' Coupl.' 5).
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The original text:[2][edit]


To Chloes breast young Cupid slily stole
But he crept in at Myras pocket hole



  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.