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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
On Art and Artists
The Washerwoman’s Song
 
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I WASH’D 1 them out and wash’d them in,
And they told me it was a great sin.
 
Note 1. X Possibly a reference to Blake’s manner of using water-colour; cp. the allusion to ‘water’ in the preceding epigram. [back]
 
 
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