Quotation by William Blake

Beneath them sit the aged men, wise guardians of the poor;
Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, mystic. From SONGS OF INNOCENCE. Holy Thursday (l. 11–12). . .

The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
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