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 pretty 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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Plate 2] Rintrah roars & shakes his fires within the burden’d air; Hungry clouds swag at the deep. as soon as meek, and in a dangerous direction, The simply guy saved his direction alongside The vale of dying. Roses are planted the place thorns develop, And at the barren heath Sing the honey bees. Then the perilous direction used to be planted: And a river and a spring On each cliff and tomb; And at the bleached bones pink clay introduced forth. until eventually the villain left the trails of ease, to stroll in perilous paths, and force The simply guy into barren climes. Now the sneaking serpent walks In light humility, And the simply guy rages within the wilds the place lions roam. Rintrah roars & shakes his fires within the burden’d air: Hungry clouds swag at the deep. [Plate3] As a brand new heaven is all started, and it's now thirty-three years seeing that its introduction: the everlasting Hell revives. And lo! Swedengorg is the Angel sitting on the tomb: his writings are the linen outfits folded up. now could be the kingdom of Edom, & the go back of Adam into Paradise, see Isaiah XXXIV & XXXV Chap:. with no Contraries is not any development. appeal and Repulsion, cause and effort, Love and Hate, are essential to Human lifestyles. From those contraries spring what the spiritual name solid & Evil. solid is the passsive that obeys cause. Evil is the energetic springing from power. solid is Heaven Evil is Hell. THE VOICE OF THE satan [Plate4] All Bibles or sacred codes, have benn the factors of the subsequent blunders. 1. That guy has genuine present ideas Viz: a physique, & Soul. 2. That strength, call’d Evil, is on my own from the Body,& that cause, call’d reliable, is on my own from the Soul. three. That God will torment guy in Eternity for following his Energies. however the following Contraries to those are precise. 1. guy has no physique targeted from his Soul; for that call’d physique is a part of Soul discern’d through the 5 Senses, the manager inlets of Soul during this age. 2. power is the single existence and is from the physique and cause is the sure or outward circumference or strength. three. power is everlasting satisfaction [Plates 5–6] those that restrain wish, accomplish that simply because theirs is susceptible adequate to be limited; and the restrainer or cause usurps its position & governs the unwilling. And being restrain’d it by way of levels turns into passive until eventually it's only the shadow of wish. The background of this is often written in Paradise misplaced, & the Governor or cause is call’d Messiah. And the unique Archangel or possessor of the command of the heavenly host, is call’d the satan or devil and his kids are call’d Sin & demise. yet within the e-book of activity Miltons Messiah is call’d devil. For this historical past has been followed through either events. It certainly appear’d to cause as though hope was once solid out, however the Devils account is that the Messiah fell, & shaped a heaven of what he stole from the Abyss. this is often shewn within the Gospel, the place he prays to the daddy to ship the comforter or hope that cause can have principles to construct on, the Jehovah of the Bible being no except he who dwells in flaming fireplace. understand that when Christs dying, he grew to become Jehovah.