PLATE 71 And above Albions Land was seen the Heavenly Canaan As the Substance is to the Shadow: and above Albions Twelve Sons Were seen Jerusalems Sons: and all the Twelve Tribes spreading Over Albion. As the Soul is to the Body, so Jerusalems Sons, Are to the Sons of Albion: and Jerusalem is Albions Emanation
The above paragraph is susceptible to this interpretation:
'Albion's Land' is the 'Shadow' (the worldly, the material);
'Heavenly Canaan' is the Substance; (the biblical Promised Land).
What is Above is Within, for every-thing in Eternity is translucent: The Circumference is Within: Without, is formed the Selfish Center And the Circumference still expands going forward to Eternity. And the Center has Eternal States! these States we now explore. And these the Names of Albions Twelve Sons, & of his Twelve Daughters With their Districts. Hand dwelt in Selsey & had Sussex & Surrey And Kent & Middlesex: all their Rivers & their Hills, of flocks & herds: Their Villages Towns Cities Sea-Ports Temples sublime Cathedrals; All were his Friends & their Sons & Daughters intermarry in Beulah For all are Men in Eternity. Rivers Mountains Cities Villages, All are Human & when you enter into their Bosoms you walk In Heavens & Earths; as in your own Bosom you bear your Heaven And Earth, & all you behold, tho it appears Without it is Within In your Imagination of which this World of Mortality is but a Shadow. Hyle dwelt in Winchester comprehending Hants Dorset Devon Cornwall. Their Villages Cities SeaPorts, their Corn fields & Gardens spacious Palaces, Rivers & Mountains, and between Hand & Hyle arose Gwendolen & Cambel who is Boadicea: they go abroad & return Like lovely beams of light from the mingled affections of the Brothers The Inhabitants of the whole Earth rejoice in their beautiful light. Coban dwelt in Bath. Somerset Wiltshire Gloucestershire, Obeyd his awful voice Ignoge is his lovely Emanation; She adjoind with Gwantokes Children, soon lovely Cordella arose. Gwantoke forgave & joyd over South Wales & all its Mountains. Peachey had North Wales Shropshire Cheshire & the Isle of Man. His Emanation is Mehetabel terrible & lovely upon the Mountains Brertun had Yorkshire Durham Westmoreland & his Emanation Is Ragan, she adjoind to Slade, & produced Gonorill far beaming. Slade had Lincoln Stafford Derby Nottingham & his lovely Emanation Gonorill rejoices over hills & rocks & woods & rivers. Huttn had Warwick Northampton Bedford Buckingham Leicester & Berkshire: & his Emanation is Gwinefred beautiful Skofeld had Ely Rutland Cambridge Huntingdon Norfolk Suffolk Hartford & Essex: & his Emanation is Gwinevera Beautiful, she beams towards the east, all kinds of precious stones And pearl, with instruments Of music in holy Jerusalem Kox had Oxford Warwick Wilts: his Emanation is Estrild: Joind with Cordella she shines southward over the Atlantic. Kotope had Hereford Stafford Worcester, & his Emanation Is Sabrina joind with Mehetabel she shines west over America Bowen had all Scotland, the Isles, Northumberland & Cumberland His Emanation is Conwenna, she shines a triple form Over the north with pearly beams gorgeous & terrible Jerusalem & Vala rejoice in Bowen & Conwenna.
These ten names represent the people in general who hindered Blake.
But the Four Sons of Jerusalem that never were Generated Are Rintrah and Palamabron and Theotormon and Bromion. They Dwell over the Four Provinces of Ireland in heavenly light The Four Universities of Scotland, & in Oxford & Cambridge & Winchester
For more on Rintrah, Palamabron, Theotormon, and Bromion
look at the Bard's Song early in Blake's Milton.
But now Albion is darkened & Jerusalem lies in ruins: Above the Mountains of Albion, above the head of Los.
The situation in general is in foul shape, which causes Los to react:
And Los shouted with ceaseless shoutings & his tears poured down His immortal cheeks, rearing his hands to heaven for aid Divine! But he spoke not to Albion: fearing lest Albion should turn his Back Against the Divine Vision: & fall over the Precipice of Eternal Death. But he receded before Albion & before Vala weaving the Veil With the iron shuttle of War among the rooted Oaks of Albion; Weeping & shouting to the Lord day & night; and his Children Wept round him as a flock silent Seven Days of Eternity
Los calls for help from God, but feels there is little he can do.