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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
On Friends and Foes
Mr. Cromek to Mr. Stothard: Fortune favours the brave, old proverbs say
 
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FORTUNE favours the brave, old proverbs say;
But not with money; that is not the way.
Turn back! turn back! you travel all in vain;
Turn through the iron gate down Sneaking Lane.
 
 
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