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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Proverbs

William Blake (1757–1827)
 
.. EVERY 1 night and every morn
Some to misery are born;
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight;
Some are born to sweet delight,        5
Some are born to endless night.
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine:
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.        10
It is right it should be so:
Man was made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know
Safely through the world we go.
 
Note 1. Blake. From Proverbs, in ‘Ideas of Good and Evil’. [back]
 
 
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