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Quotation by William Blake
The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written. "I have no name: "I am but two days old." What shall I call thee? "I happy am, "Joy is my name." Sweet joy befall thee!
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver, and Martha Ostenso. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). "Infant Joy," st. 1, Songs of Innocence (1789).
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