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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Miscellaneous Epigrams
On the virginity of the Virgin Mary and Johanna Southcott
 
XII
WHATE’ER is done to her she cannot know,
And if you’ll ask her she will swear it 1 so.
Whether ’tis good or evil none’s to blame:
No one can take the pride, no one the shame.
 
Note 1. XII 2 swear it] tell you MS. 1st rdg. del. [back]
 
 
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