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Title; E90|        THE BOOK of LOS   t210

BookLOScolophon; E90|        LAMBETH Printed by W Blake 1795

BookLOS3;   E90|        LOS

BookLOS3;   E90|        Chap. I

BookLOS3.1;   E90|        1: Eno aged Mother,
BookLOS3.2;   E90|        Who the chariot of Leutha guides,
BookLOS3.3;   E90|        Since the day of thunders in old time

BookLOS3.4;   E90|        2: Sitting beneath the eternal Oak
BookLOS3.5;   E90|        Trembled and shook the stedfast Earth
BookLOS3.6;   E90|        And thus her speech broke forth.

BookLOS3.7;   E90|        3: O Times remote!
BookLOS3.8;   E90|        When Love & joy were adoration:
BookLOS3.9;   E90|        And none impure were deem'd.
BookLOS3.10; E90|        Not Eyeless Covet
BookLOS3.11; E90|        Nor Thin-lip'd Envy
BookLOS3.12; E90|        Nor Bristled Wrath
BookLOS3.13; E90|        Nor Curled Wantonness

BookLOS3.14; E90|        4: But Covet was poured full:
BookLOS3.15; E90|        Envy fed with fat of lambs:
BookLOS3.16; E90|        Wrath with lions gore:
BookLOS3.17; E90|        Wantonness lulld to sleep
BookLOS3.18; E90|        With the virgins lute,
BookLOS3.19; E90|        Or sated with her love.

BookLOS3.20; E91|        5: Till Covet broke his locks & bars,
BookLOS3.21; E91|        And slept with open doors:
BookLOS3.22; E91|        Envy sung at the rich mans feast:
BookLOS3.23; E91|        Wrath was follow'd up and down
BookLOS3.24; E91|        By a little ewe lamb
BookLOS3.25; E91|        And Wantoness on his own true love
BookLOS3.26; E91|        Begot a giant race:

BookLOS3.27; E91|        6: Raging furious the flames of desire
BookLOS3.28; E91|        Ran thro' heaven & earth, living flames
BookLOS3.29; E91|        Intelligent, organiz'd: arm'd
BookLOS3.30; E91|        With destruction & plagues. In the midst
BookLOS3.31; E91|        The Eternal Prophet bound in a chain
BookLOS3.32; E91|        Compell'd to watch Urizens shadow

BookLOS3.33; E91|        7: Rag'd with curses & sparkles of fury
BookLOS3.34; E91|        Round the flames roll as Los hurls his chains
BookLOS3.35; E91|        Mounting up from his fury, condens'd
BookLOS3.36; E91|        Rolling round & round, mounting on high
BookLOS3.37; E91|        Into vacuum: into non-entity.
BookLOS3.38; E91|        Where nothing was! dash'd wide apart
BookLOS3.39; E91|        His feet stamp the eternal fierce-raging
BookLOS3.40; E91|        Rivers of wide flame; they roll round
BookLOS3.41; E91|        And round on all sides making their way
BookLOS3.42; E91|        Into darkness and shadowy obscurity

BookLOS3.43; E91|        8: Wide apart stood the fires: Los remain'd
BookLOS3.44; E91|        In the void between fire and fire[.]
BookLOS3.45; E91|        In trembling and horror they beheld him
BookLOS3.46; E91|        They stood wide apart, driv'n by his hands
BookLOS3.47; E91|        And his feet which the nether abyss
BookLOS3.48; E91|        Stamp'd in fury and hot indignation

BookLOS3.49; E91|        9: But no light from the fires all was

BookLOS4.1;   E91|        Darkness round Los: heat was not; for bound up
BookLOS4.2;   E91|        Into fiery spheres from his fur
BookLOS4.3;   E91|        The gigantic flames trembled and hid

BookLOS4.4;   E91|        10: Coldness, darkness, obstruction, a Solid
BookLOS4.5;   E91|        Without fluctuation, hard as adamant
BookLOS4.6;   E91|        Black as marble of Egypt; impenetrable
BookLOS4.7;   E91|        Bound in the fierce raging Immortal,
BookLOS4.8;   E91|        And the seperated fires froze in
BookLOS4.9;   E91|        A vast solid without fluctuation,
BookLOS4.10; E91|        Bound in his expanding clear senses

BookLOS4;   E92|        Chap: II

BookLOS4.11; E92|        1: The Immortal stood frozen amidst
BookLOS4.12; E92|        The vast rock of eternity; times
BookLOS4.13; E92|        And times; a night of vast durance:
BookLOS4.14; E92|        Impatient, stifled, stiffend, hardned.

BookLOS4.15; E92|        2: Till impatience no longer could bear
BookLOS4.16; E92|        The hard bondage, rent: rent, the vast solid
BookLOS4.17; E92|        With a crash from immense to immense

BookLOS4.18; E92|        3: Crack'd across into numberless fragments
BookLOS4.19; E92|        The Prophetic wrath, strug'ling for vent
BookLOS4.20; E92|        Hurls apart, stamping furious to dust
BookLOS4.21; E92|        And crumbling with bursting sobs; heaves
BookLOS4.22; E92|        The black marble on high into fragments

BookLOS4.23; E92|        4: Hurl'd apart on all sides, as a falling
BookLOS4.24; E92|        Rock: the innumerable fragments away
BookLOS4.25; E92|        Fell asunder; and horrible vacuum
BookLOS4.26; E92|        Beneath him & on all sides round.

BookLOS4.27; E92|        5: Falling, falling! Los fell & fell
BookLOS4.28; E92|        Sunk precipitant heavy down down
BookLOS4.29; E92|        Times on times, night on night, day on day
BookLOS4.30; E92|        Truth has bounds. Error none: falling, falling:
BookLOS4.31; E92|        Years on years, and ages on ages
BookLOS4.32; E92|        Still he fell thro' the void, still a void
BookLOS4.33; E92|        Found for falling day & night without end.
BookLOS4.34; E92|        For tho' day or night was not; their spaces
BookLOS4.35; E92|        Were measurd by his incessant whirls
BookLOS4.36; E92|        In the horrid vacuity bottomless.

BookLOS4.37; E92|        6: The Immortal revolving; indignant
BookLOS4.38; E92|        First in wrath threw his limbs, like the babe
BookLOS4.39; E92|        New born into our world: wrath subsided
BookLOS4.40; E92|        And contemplative thoughts first arose
BookLOS4.41; E92|        Then aloft his head rear'd in the Abyss
BookLOS4.42; E92|        And his downward-borne fall. chang'd oblique

BookLOS4.43; E92|        7: Many ages of groans: till there grew
BookLOS4.44; E92|        Branchy forms. organizing the Human
BookLOS4.45; E92|        Into finite inflexible organs.

BookLOS4.46; E92|        8: Till in process from falling he bore
BookLOS4.47; E92|        Sidelong on the purple air, wafting
BookLOS4.48; E92|        The weak breeze in efforts oerwearied

BookLOS4.49; E92|        9: Incessant the falling Mind labour'd
BookLOS4.50; E92|        Organizing itself: till the Vacuum
BookLOS4.51; E92|        Became element, pliant to rise,

BookLOS4.52; E93|        Or to fall, or to swim, or to fly:
BookLOS4.53; E93|        With ease searching the dire vacuity

BookLOS4;   E93|        Chap: III
BookLOS4.54; E93|        1: The Lungs heave incessant, dull and heavy
BookLOS4.55; E93|        For as yet were all other parts formless
BookLOS4.56; E93|        Shiv'ring: clinging around like a cloud
BookLOS4.57; E93|        Dim & glutinous as the white Polypus
BookLOS4.58; E93|        Driv'n by waves & englob'd on the tide.

BookLOS4.59; E93|        2: And the unformed part crav'd repose
BookLOS4.60; E93|        Sleep began: the Lungs heave on the wave
BookLOS4.61; E93|        Weary overweigh'd, sinking beneath
BookLOS4.62; E93|        In a stifling black fluid he woke

BookLOS4.63; E93|        3: He arose on the waters, but soon
BookLOS4.64; E93|        Heavy falling his organs like roots
BookLOS4.65; E93|        Shooting out from the seed, shot beneath,
BookLOS4.66; E93|        And a vast world of waters around him
BookLOS4.67; E93|        In furious torrents began.

BookLOS4.68; E93|        4: Then he sunk, & around his spent Lungs
BookLOS4.69; E93|        Began intricate pipes that drew in
BookLOS4.70; E93|        The spawn of the waters. Outbranching

BookLOS5.1;   E93|        An immense Fibrous form, stretching out
BookLOS5.2;   E93|        Thro' the bottoms of immensity raging.

BookLOS5.3;   E93|        5: He rose on the floods: then he smote
BookLOS5.4;   E93|        The wild deep with his terrible wrath,
BookLOS5.5;   E93|        Seperating the heavy and thin.

BookLOS5.6;   E93|        6: Down the heavy sunk; cleaving around
BookLOS5.7;   E93|        To the fragments of solid: up rose
BookLOS5.8;   E93|        The thin, flowing round the fierce fires
BookLOS5.9;   E93|        That glow'd furious in the expanse.

BookLOS5;   E93|        Chap: IV:

BookLOS5.10; E93|        I: Then Light first began; from the fires
BookLOS5.11; E93|        Beams, conducted by fluid so pure .
BookLOS5.12; E93|        Flow'd around the Immense: Los beheld
BookLOS5.13; E93|        Forthwith writhing upon the dark void
BookLOS5.14; E93|        The Back bone of Urizen appear
BookLOS5.15; E93|        Hurtling upon the wind
BookLOS5.16; E93|        Like a serpent! like an iron chain
BookLOS5.17; E93|        Whirling about in the Deep.

BookLOS5.18; E94|        2: Upfolding his Fibres together
BookLOS5.19; E94|        To a Form of impregnable strength
BookLOS5.20; E94|        Los astonish'd and terrified, built
BookLOS5.21; E94|        Furnaces; he formed an Anvil
BookLOS5.22; E94|        A Hammer of adamant then began
BookLOS5.23; E94|        The binding of Urizen day and night

BookLOS5.24; E94|        3: Circling round the dark Demon, with howlings
BookLOS5.25; E94|        Dismay & sharp blightings; the Prophet
BookLOS5.26; E94|        Of Eternity beat on his iron links

BookLOS5.27; E94|        4: And first from those infinite fires
BookLOS5.28; E94|        The light that flow'd down on the winds
BookLOS5.29; E94|        He siez'd; beating incessant, condensing
BookLOS5.30; E94|        The subtil particles in an Orb.

BookLOS5.31; E94|        5: Roaring indignant the bright sparks
BookLOS5.32; E94|        Endur'd the vast Hammer; but unwearied
BookLOS5.33; E94|        Los beat on the Anvil; till glorious
BookLOS5.34; E94|        An immense Orb of fire he fram'd

BookLOS5.35; E94|        6: Oft he quench'd it beneath in the Deeps
BookLOS5.36; E94|        Then surveyd the all bright mass. Again
BookLOS5.37; E94|        Siezing fires from the terrific Orbs
BookLOS5.38; E94|        He heated the round Globe, then beat[,]
BookLOS5.39; E94|        While roaring his Furnaces endur'd
BookLOS5.40; E94|        The chaind Orb in their infinite wombs

BookLOS5.41; E94|        7: Nine ages completed their circles
BookLOS5.42; E94|        When Los heated the glowing mass, casting
BookLOS5.43; E94|        It down into the Deeps: the Deeps fled
BookLOS5.44; E94|        Away in redounding smoke; the Sun
BookLOS5.45; E94|        Stood self-balanc'd. And Los smild with joy.
BookLOS5.46; E94|        He the vast Spine of Urizen siez'd
BookLOS5.47; E94|        And bound down to the glowing illusion

BookLOS5.48; E94|        8: But no light, for the Deep fled away
BookLOS5.49; E94|        On all sides, and left an unform'd
BookLOS5.50; E94|        Dark vacuity: here Urizen lay
BookLOS5.51; E94|        In fierce torments on his glowing bed

BookLOS5.52; E94|        9: Till his Brain in a rock, & his Heart
BookLOS5.53; E94|        In a fleshy slough formed four rivers
BookLOS5.54; E94|        Obscuring the immense Orb of fire
BookLOS5.55; E94|        Flowing down into night: till a Form
BookLOS5.56; E94|        Was completed, a Human Illusion
BookLOS5.57; E94|        In darkness and deep clouds involvd.

BookLOS5;   E94|        The End of the
BookLOS5.60; E94|        Book of LOS

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