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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
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An Old Maid early ere I knew
 
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AN OLD MAID early ere I knew
Aught but the love that on me grew;
And now I’m cover’d o’er and o’er,
And wish that I had been a whore.
 
O! I cannot, cannot find        5
The undaunted courage of a virgin mind;
For early I in love was crost,
Before my flower of love was lost.
 
 
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