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South African National Gallery Manuscript text.
Edmund Bates was a picture dealer who corresponded with DGR in July 1879 about two pictures he had and that he believed
were portraits of Blake and his wife. Bates has been thought to be from Leeds, but as this poem suggests, he seems to
have lived in Farnham.
The manuscript poem has never been printed.