By William Blake
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is either a funny satire on faith and morality and a piece that concisely expresses Blake's crucial knowledge and philosophy, a lot of it printed within the 70 aphorisms of his "Proverbs of Hell." this gorgeous variation, reproduced from a unprecedented facsimile, invitations readers to benefit from the wealthy personality of Blake's personal hand-printed textual content together with his deeply stirring illustrations, reproduced on 27 full-color plates. A typeset transcription of the textual content is included.
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While he had so spoken: I beheld the Angel who stretched out his palms embracing the flame of fireplace, & he was once fed on and arose as Elijah. word. This Angel, who's now develop into a satan, is my specific good friend; we regularly learn the Bible jointly in its infernal or diabolical experience which the realm shall have in the event that they behave good. i've got additionally: The Bible of Hell: which the realm shall have whether or not they will or no. One legislation for the Lion & Ox is Oppression. A track OF LIBERTY [Plates 25–27] 1. The everlasting girl groan’d! it used to be heard over the entire Earth: 2. Albions coast is unwell silent; the yank meadows faint! three. Shadows of Prophecy shiver alongside by means of the lakes and the rivers and mutter around the ocean. France rend down thy dungeon; four. Golden Spain burst the boundaries of outdated Rome; five. forged thy keys O Rome into the deep down falling, even to eternity down falling, 6. And weep. 7. In her trembling fingers she took the recent born terror howling; eight. On these limitless mountains of sunshine, now barr’d out via the atlantic sea, the hot born fireplace stood earlier than the starry king! nine. Flag’d with gray brow’d snows and thunderous visages the jealous wings wav’d over the deep. 10. The speary hand burned aloft, unbuckled used to be the guard, forth went the hand of jealousy one of the flaming hair, and hurl’d the hot born ask yourself thro’ the starry evening. eleven. the hearth, the hearth, is falling! 12. search for! search for! O citizen of London, magnify thy countenance; O Jew, depart counting gold! go back to thy oil and wine; O African! black African! (go, winged proposal, widen his brow. ) thirteen. The fiery limbs, the flaming hair, shot just like the sinking sunlight into the western sea. 14. Wak’d from his everlasting sleep, the hoary aspect roaring fled away; 15. Down rush’d beating his wings in useless the jealous king; his gray brow’d councellors, thunderous warriors, curl’d veterans, between helms, and shields, and chariots, horses, elephants: banners, castles, slings, and rocks, sixteen. Falling, speeding, ruining! buried within the ruins, on Urthona’s dens; 17. All evening underneath the ruins, then their sullen flames light emerge around the gloomy King. 18. With thunder and fireplace: prime his starry hosts thro’ the waste barren region, he promulgates his ten instructions, glancing his beamy eyelids over the deep in darkish dismay, 19. the place the son of fireside in his jap cloud, whereas the morning plumes her golden breast, 20. Spurning the clouds written with curses, stamps the stony legislations to dirt, loosing the everlasting horses from the dens of evening, crying, Empire is not any extra! and now the lion & wolf shall stop. refrain allow the clergymen of the Raven of sunrise, now not in lethal black, with hoarse be aware curse the sons of pleasure. Nor his authorised brethren, whom tyrant, he calls unfastened: lay the sure or construct the roof Nor light non secular letchery name that virginity, that wants yet acts now not! for each factor that lives is Holy. DOVER BOOKS ON high quality paintings the whole “MASTERS OF THE POSTER,” Stanley Appelbaum (ed. ). (26309-6) SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND adventure: entire BOOKS, William Blake.