William Blake quote about knowledge from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - What is now proved was once, only imagined.
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What is now proved was once, only imagined.
 William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790). copy citation

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“Let man wear the fell of the lion. woman the fleece of the sheep.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
The selfish smiling fool. & the sullen frowning fool, shall be both thought wise. that they may be a rod.
What is now proved was once, only imagind.
The rat, the mouse, the fox, the rabbet; watch the roots, the lion, the tyger, the horse, the elephant, watch the fruits.
The cistern contains: the fountain overflows One thought. fills immensity.” source

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