Plate 6, Copy D
You may remember that Orc is the first son of Los and Enitharmon. However, Los who has so many sterling characteristics with which we are familiar, becomes jealous of Orc. It is from the chaining of Orc by Los that he is released on the occasion of Urthona relinquishing power to Urizen. We see in the picture Enitharmon lifting the covering from Orc whose fiery nature is exhibited in his flaming hair.
Europe, Plate 4, (E 62) "The shrill winds wake Till all the sons of Urizen look out and envy Los: Sieze all the spirits of life and bind Their warbling joys to our loud strings Bind all the nourishing sweets of earth To give us bliss, that we may drink the sparkling wine of Los And let us laugh at war, Despising toil and care, Because the days and nights of joy, in lucky hours renew. Arise O Orc from thy deep den, First born of Enitharmon rise! And we will crown thy head with garlands of the ruddy vine; For now thou art bound; And I may see thee in the hour of bliss, my eldest born. The horrent Demon rose, surrounded with red stars of fire, Whirling about in furious circles round the immortal fiend. Then Enitharmon down descended into his red light, And thus her voice rose to her children, the distant heavens reply."
The hand written quotes below the picture which were selected from Edward Bysshe's The Art of English Poetry are related to the interface between the substantial things of Eternity and the shadowy things of the material world. From the Blake Archive we learn that the quotes are from Dryden's translations of Virgil and Ovid.
"Forms without body and impassive air"
"Thin shades the sports of winds are toss't
O'er dreary Plains, or tread the burning coast."