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Quotation by William Blake
Then my verse I dishonour, my pictures despise,
My person degrade & my temper chastise;
And the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame;
And my talents I bury, and dead is my fame.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver. letter, Aug. 16, 1803. Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
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