The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Facsimile in Full Color (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Facsimile in Full Color (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

William Blake

Language: English

Pages: 48

ISBN: 0486281221

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Once regarded as a brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature, William Blake (1757–1827) is today recognized as a major poet, a profound thinker, and one of the most original and exciting English artists. Nowhere is his glorious poetic and pictorial legacy more evident than in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, which many consider his most inspired and original work.
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.

Vanity Fair (Vintage)

A Haunted House (Timeless Classics)

Where Angels Fear to Tread

The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 (Vintage International)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

tyger, the horse, the elephant, watch the fruits. The cistern contains; the fountain overflows. One thought, fills immensity. Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you. Every thing possible to be believ’d is an image of truth. The eagle never lost so much time, as when he submitted to learn of the crow. PROVERBS OF HELL [Plate 9] The fox provides for himself, but God provides for the lion. Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in

The ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire at the end of six thousand years is true, as I have heard from Hell. For the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to leave his guard at tree of life, and when he does, the whole creation will be consumed, and appear infinite, and holy whereas it now appears finite & corrupt. This will come to pass by an improvement of sensual enjoyment. But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul, is to be expunged:

at the end of which was a mill: thro’ the mill we went, and came to a cave, down the winding cavern we groped our tedious way till a void boundless as a nether sky appear’d beneath us, & we held by the roots of trees and hung over this immensity, but I said, if you please we will commit ourselves to this void, and see whether providence is here also, if you will not, I will? but he answer’d, do not presume O young-man but as we here remain behold thy lot which will soon appear when the darkness

the ruins, then their sullen flames faded emerge round the gloomy King. 18. With thunder and fire: leading his starry hosts thro’ the waste wilderness, he promulgates his ten commands, glancing his beamy eyelids over the deep in dark dismay, 19. Where the son of fire in his eastern cloud, while the morning plumes her golden breast, 20. Spurning the clouds written with curses, stamps the stony law to dust, loosing the eternal horses from the dens of night, crying, Empire is no more! and

Download sample

Download