by William Blake (1757 - 1827)

The prince's robes and beggar's rags
Language: English 
The prince's robes and beggar's rags
Are toadstools on the miser's bags.
[A truth]1 that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-11-01
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