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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Gnomic Verses
Great things are done when men and mountains meet
 
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GREAT 1 things are done when men and mountains meet;
This is not done by jostling in the street.
 
Note 1. Of the pieces in this section, all of which are taken from the Rossetti MS., the greater number belong to the earlier entries and may be dated circa 1793. Another (no. XXII) would appear to have been written in 1806, while a few others—e. g. I, II, VI, XVIII, XIX, XXI, and XXIII—were probably composed between this date and 1810. [back]
 
 
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