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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
On Friends and Foes
To F[laxman]: You call me mad, ’tis folly to do so
 
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YOU call me mad, ’tis folly to do so,
To seek to turn a madman to a foe.
If you think as you speak, you are an ass;
If you do not, you are but what 1 you was.
 
Note 1. X 4 but what] just what MS. 1st rdg. del. [back]
 
 
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