The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Facsimile in Full Color (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is both a humorous satire on religion and morality and a work that concisely expresses Blake's essential wisdom and philosophy, much of it revealed in the 70 aphorisms of his "Proverbs of Hell." This beautiful edition, reproduced from a rare facsimile, invites readers to enjoy the rich character of Blake's own hand-printed text along with his deeply stirring illustrations, reproduced on 27 full-color plates. A typeset transcription of the text is included.
Copyright Copyright © 1994 by Dover Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Bibliographical Note This Dover edition, first published in 1994, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Blake ca. 1794. A publisher’s note and the complete text of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell have been specially prepared for this edition. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Blake, William, 1757—1827. The marriage of Heaven and Hell : in full color / William
honest indignation is the voice of God, I cared not for consequences but wrote. Then I asked: does a firm perswasion that a thing is so, make it so? He replied, All poets believe that it does, & in ages of imagination this firm perswasion removed mountains; but many are not capable of a firm perswasion of any thing. Then Ezekiel said, The philosophy of the east taught the first principles of human perception: some nations held one principle for the origin & some another; we of Israel taught
now the lion & wolf shall cease. Chorus Let the Priests of the Raven of dawn, no longer in deadly black, with hoarse note curse the sons of joy. Nor his accepted brethren, whom tyrant, he calls free: lay the bound or build the roof Nor pale religious letchery call that virginity, that wishes but acts not! For every thing that lives is Holy. DOVER BOOKS ON FINE ART THE COMPLETE “MASTERS OF THE POSTER,” Stanley Appelbaum (ed.). (26309-6) SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE: Two
man kept his course along The vale of death. Roses are planted where thorns grow, And on the barren heath Sing the honey bees. Then the perilous path was planted: And a river and a spring On every cliff and tomb; And on the bleached bones Red clay brought forth. Till the villain left the paths of ease, To walk in perilous paths, and drive The just man into barren climes. Now the sneaking serpent walks In mild humility, And the just man rages in the wilds Where lions
roam. Rintrah roars & shakes his fires in the burden’d air: Hungry clouds swag on the deep. [Plate3] As a new heaven is begun, and it is now thirty-three years since its advent: the Eternal Hell revives. And lo! Swedengorg is the Angel sitting at the tomb: his writings are the linen clothes folded up. Now is the dominion of Edom, & the return of Adam into Paradise, see Isaiah XXXIV & XXXV Chap:. Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love