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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
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If I e’er grow to man’s estate
 
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IF I e’er grow to man’s estate,
O! give to me a woman’s fate.
May I govern all, both great and small,
Have the last word, and take the wall.
 
 
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