by William Blake (1757 - 1827)

The arts
Language: English 
When nations grow old, the Arts grow cold,
And Commerce settles on every tree;
And the poor and the old can live upon gold,
For all are born poor, aged sixty-three.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-01-05
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