Friday, September 23, 2011

Some More Memorable Quotes

In addition to the quotes Ellie named in Quotes to Remember I might add these:

MHH Plate 7 Proverbs of Hell); E35: "He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence
MHH  (A Memorable Fancy); Erdman 35:
"How do you know but ev'ry Bird that cuts the airy way,
is an immense world of delight, clos'd by your senses five?"
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The Immortal Man
"But when once I did descry
The Immortal Man that cannot Die
Thro evening shades I haste away
To close the Labours of my Day"
(Erdman- 268)


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Milton, Plate 1 Preface Erdman 96:
"Would to God that all the Lords people were Prophets.
Numbers XI. ch 29 v."
Blake quoted Moses here. He considered himself a prophet and would like for us to be prophets, too.

Most of his larger poems were
 'prophecies', in particular: 
Visions of the Daughters of Albion 
America A Prophecy
Europe A Prophecy, and of course

Milton and
Jerusalem.
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From My Spectre around me night & day
Songs and Ballards 
 
"Till I turn from Female Love                                    
And root up the Infernal Grove                                  
I shall never worthy be                                         
To Step into Eternity 
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Let us agree to give up Love
And root up the infernal grove                                 
Then shall we return & see
The worlds of happy Eternity" (Erdman 475-6)

(Female Love and Love are synonyms here, but they mean nothing
at all that you might think they mean.) 
 
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