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Quotation by William Blake
You smile with pomp & rigor, you talk of benevolence & virtue;
I act with benevolence & virtue & get murdered time after time.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). Jerusalem, ch. 4, plate 91 (1804-1820).
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