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Title; E70|        THE [FIRST] BOOK of URIZEN   t193

BUcolophon; E70|        LAMBETH. Printed by Will Blake 1794.


BU2.2;   E70|        Of the primeval Priests assum'd power,
BU2.3;   E70|        When Eternals spurn'd back his religion;
BU2.4;   E70|        And gave him a place in the north,
BU2.5;   E70|        Obscure, shadowy, void, solitary.

BU2.6;   E70|        Eternals I hear your call gladly,
BU2.7;   E70|        Dictate swift winged words, & fear not
BU2.8;   E70|        To unfold your dark visions of torment.

BU3;   E70|        Chap: I

BU3.2;   E70|        1. Lo, a shadow of horror is risen
BU3.3;   E70|        In Eternity! Unknown, unprolific!
BU3.4;   E70|        Self-closd, all-repelling: what Demon
BU3.5;   E70|        Hath form'd this abominable void
BU3.6;   E70|        This soul-shudd'ring vacuum?--Some said
BU3.7;   E70|        "It is Urizen", But unknown, abstracted
BU3.8;   E70|        Brooding secret, the dark power hid.

BU3.9;   E70|        2. Times on times he divided, & measur'd
BU3.10; E70|        Space by space in his ninefold darkness
BU3.11; E70|        Unseen, unknown! changes appeard
BU3.12; E70|        In his desolate mountains rifted furious   t195
BU3.13; E70|        By the black winds of perturbation

BU3.14; E70|        3. For he strove in battles dire
BU3.15; E70|        In unseen conflictions with shapes
BU3.16; E70|        Bred from his forsaken wilderness,
BU3.17; E70|        Of beast, bird, fish, serpent & element
BU3.18; E70|        Combustion, blast, vapour and cloud.

BU3.19; E71|        4. Dark revolving in silent activity:
BU3.20; E71|        Unseen in tormenting passions;
BU3.21; E71|        An activity unknown and horrible;
BU3.22; E71|        A self-contemplating shadow,
BU3.23; E71|        In enormous labours occupied

BU3.24; E71|        5. But Eternals beheld his vast forests
BU3.25; E71|        Age on ages he lay, clos'd, unknown
BU3.26; E71|        Brooding shut in the deep; all avoid
BU3.27; E71|        The petrific abominable chaos

BU3.28; E71|        6. His cold horrors silent, dark Urizen
BU3.29; E71|        Prepar'd: his ten thousands of thunders
BU3.30; E71|        Rang'd in gloom'd array stretch out across
BU3.31; E71|        The dread world, & the rolling of wheels
BU3.32; E71|        As of swelling seas, sound in his clouds
BU3.33; E71|        In his hills of stor'd snows, in his mountains
BU3.34; E71|        Of hail & ice; voices of terror,
BU3.35; E71|        Are heard, like thunders of autumn,
BU3.36; E71|        When the cloud blazes over the harvests

BU3;   E71|        Chap: II.   t196

BU3.38; E71|        1. Earth was not: nor globes of attraction
BU3.39; E71|        The will of the Immortal expanded
BU3.40; E71|        Or contracted his all flexible senses.
BU3.41; E71|        Death was not, but eternal life sprung

BU3.42; E71|        2. The sound of a trumpet the heavens
BU3.43; E71|        Awoke & vast clouds of blood roll'd
BU3.44; E71|        Round the dim rocks of Urizen, so nam'd
BU3.45; E71|        That solitary one in Immensity

BU3.46; E71|        3. Shrill the trumpet: & myriads of Eternity,   t197

BU4.1;   E71|        Muster around the bleak desarts
BU4.2;   E71|        Now fill'd with clouds, darkness & waters
BU4.3;   E71|        That roll'd perplex'd labring & utter'd
BU4.4;   E71|        Words articulate, bursting in thunders
BU4.5;   E71|        That roll'd on the tops of his mountains

BU4.6;   E71|        4: From the depths of dark solitude. From
BU4.7;   E71|        The eternal abode in my holiness,
BU4.8;   E71|        Hidden set apart in my stern counsels
BU4.9;   E71|        Reserv'd for the days of futurity,
BU4.10; E71|        I have sought for a joy without pain,

BU4.11; E71|        For a solid without fluctuation
BU4.12; E71|        Why will you die O Eternals?
BU4.13; E71|        Why live in unquenchable burnings?

BU4.14; E72|        5 First I fought with the fire; consum'd
BU4.15; E72|        Inwards, into a deep world within:
BU4.16; E72|        A void immense, wild dark & deep,
BU4.17; E72|        Where nothing was: Natures wide womb

BU4.18; E72|        And self balanc'd stretch'd o'er the void
BU4.19; E72|        I alone, even I! the winds merciless
BU4.20; E72|        Bound; but condensing, in torrents
BU4.21; E72|        They fall & fall; strong I repell'd
BU4.22; E72|        The vast waves, & arose on the waters
BU4.23; E72|        A wide world of solid obstruction

BU4.24; E72|        6. Here alone I in books formd of metals
BU4.25; E72|        Have written the secrets of wisdom
BU4.26; E72|        The secrets of dark contemplation
BU4.27; E72|        By fightings and conflicts dire,
BU4.28; E72|        With terrible monsters Sin-bred:
BU4.29; E72|        Which the bosoms of all inhabit;
BU4.30; E72|        Seven deadly Sins of the soul.   t199

BU4.31; E72|        7. Lo! I unfold my darkness: and on
BU4.32; E72|        This rock, place with strong hand the Book
BU4.33; E72|        Of eternal brass, written in my solitude.

BU4.34; E72|        8. Laws of peace, of love, of unity:
BU4.35; E72|        Of pity, compassion, forgiveness.
BU4.36; E72|        Let each chuse one habitation:
BU4.37; E72|        His ancient infinite mansion:
BU4.38; E72|        One command, one joy one desire,
BU4.39; E72|        One curse, one weight, one measure
BU4.40; E72|        One King, one God, one Law.

BU4.41; E72|        Chap: III.   t200

BU4.42; E72|        1. The voice ended, they saw his pale visage
BU4.43; E72|        Emerge from the darkness; his hand
BU4.44; E72|        On the rock of eternity unclasping
BU4.45; E72|        The Book of brass. Rage siez'd the strong

BU4.46; E72|        2. Rage, fury, intense indignation
BU4.47; E72|        In cataracts of fire blood & gall
BU4.48; E72|        In whirlwinds of sulphurous smoke:
BU4.49; E72|        And enormous forms of energy;
BU4.50; E72|        All the seven deadly sins of the soul

BU5.1;   E72|        In living creations appear'd   t201
BU5.2;   E72|        In the flames of eternal fury.

BU5.3;   E73|        3. Sund'ring, dark'ning, thund'ring!
BU5.4;   E73|        Rent away with a terrible crash
BU5.5;   E73|        Eternity roll'd wide apart

BU5.6;   E73|        Wide asunder rolling
BU5.7;   E73|        Mountainous all around
BU5.8;   E73|        Departing; departing; departing:
BU5.9;   E73|        Leaving ruinous fragments of life
BU5.10; E73|        Hanging frowning cliffs & all between
BU5.11; E73|        An ocean of voidness unfathomable.

BU5.12; E73|        4. The roaring fires ran o'er the heav'ns
BU5.13; E73|        In whirlwinds & cataracts of blood
BU5.14; E73|        And o'er the dark desarts of Urizen
BU5.15; E73|        Fires pour thro' the void on all sides
BU5.16; E73|        On Urizens self-begotten armies.   t202

BU5.17; E73|        5. But no light from the fires. all was darkness
BU5.18; E73|        In the flames of Eternal fury

BU5.19; E73|        6. In fierce anguish & quenchless flames
BU5.20; E73|        To the desarts and rocks He ran raging   t203
BU5.21; E73|        To hide, but He could not: combining
BU5.22; E73|        He dug mountains & hills in vast strength,   t204
BU5.23; E73|        He piled them in incessant labour,
BU5.24; E73|        In howlings & pangs & fierce madness
BU5.25; E73|        Long periods in burning fires labouring
BU5.26; E73|        Till hoary, and age-broke, and aged,
BU5.27; E73|        In despair and the shadows of death.

BU5.28; E73|        7. And a roof, vast petrific around,
BU5.29; E73|        On all sides He fram'd: like a womb;
BU5.30; E73|        Where thousands of rivers in veins
BU5.31; E73|        Of blood pour down the mountains to cool
BU5.32; E73|        The eternal fires beating without
BU5.33; E73|        From Eternals; & like a black globe
BU5.34; E73|        View'd by sons of Eternity, standing
BU5.35; E73|        On the shore of the infinite ocean
BU5.36; E73|        Like a human heart strugling & beating
BU5.37; E73|        The vast world of Urizen appear'd.

BU5.38; E73|        8. And Los round the dark globe of Urizen,
BU5.39; E73|        Kept watch for Eternals to confine,
BU5.40; E73|        The obscure separation alone;
BU5.41; E73|        For Eternity stood wide apart,

BU6.1;   E73|        As the stars are apart from the earth

BU6.2;   E73|        9. Los wept howling around the dark Demon:
BU6.3;   E73|        And cursing his lot; for in anguish,

BU6.4;   E74|        Urizen was rent from his side;
BU6.5;   E74|        And a fathomless void for his feet;
BU6.6;   E74|        And intense fires for his dwelling.

BU6.7;   E74|        10. But Urizen laid in a stony sleep
BU6.8;   E74|        Unorganiz'd, rent from Eternity   t205

BU6.9;   E74|        11. The Eternals said: What is this? Death
BU6.10; E74|        Urizen is a clod of clay.

BU7.1;   E74|        12: Los howld in a dismal stupor,
BU7.2;   E74|        Groaning! gnashing! groaning!
BU7.3;   E74|        Till the wrenching apart was healed

BU7.4;   E74|        13: But the wrenching of Urizen heal'd not
BU7.5;   E74|        Cold, featureless, flesh or clay,
BU7.6;   E74|        Rifted with direful changes
BU7.7;   E74|        He lay in a dreamless night

BU7.8;   E74|        14: Till Los rouz'd his fires, affrighted
BU7.9;   E74|        At the formless unmeasurable death.

BU8;   E74|        Chap: IV:[a]

BU8.2;   E74|        1: Los smitten with astonishment
BU8.3;   E74|        Frightend at the hurtling bones

BU8.4;   E74|        2: And at the surging sulphureous
BU8.5;   E74|        Perturbed Immortal mad raging

BU8.6;   E74|        3: In whirlwinds & pitch & nitre
BU8.7;   E74|        Round the furious limbs of Los

BU8.8;   E74|        4: And Los formed nets & gins
BU8.9;   E74|        And threw the nets round about

BU8.10; E74|        5: He watch'd in shuddring fear
BU8.11; E74|        The dark changes & bound every change
BU8.12; E74|        With rivets of iron & brass;

BU8.13; E74|        6. And these were the changes of Urizen.

BU10; E74|        Chap: IV.[b]

BU10.2;   E74|        1. Ages on ages roll'd over him!
BU10.3;   E74|        In stony sleep ages roll'd over him!
BU10.4;   E74|        Like a dark waste stretching chang'able
BU10.5;   E74|        By earthquakes riv'n, belching sullen fires
BU10.6;   E74|        On ages roll'd ages in ghastly

BU10.7;   E75|        Sick torment; around him in whirlwinds
BU10.8;   E75|        Of darkness the eternal Prophet howl'd
BU10.9;   E75|        Beating still on his rivets of iron
BU10.10; E75|        Pouring sodor of iron; dividing
BU10.11; E75|        The horrible night into watches.

BU10.12; E75|        2. And Urizen (so his eternal name)
BU10.13; E75|        His prolific delight obscurd more & more
BU10.14; E75|        In dark secresy hiding in surgeing
BU10.15; E75|        Sulphureous fluid his phantasies.
BU10.16; E75|        The Eternal Prophet heavd the dark bellows,
BU10.17; E75|        And turn'd restless the tongs; and the hammer
BU10.18; E75|        Incessant beat; forging chains new & new
BU10.19; E75|        Numb'ring with links. hours, days & years

BU10.20; E75|        3. The eternal mind bounded began to roll
BU10.21; E75|        Eddies of wrath ceaseless round & round,
BU10.22; E75|        And the sulphureous foam surgeing thick
BU10.23; E75|        Settled, a lake, bright, & shining clear:
BU10.24; E75|        White as the snow on the mountains cold.

BU10.25; E75|        4. Forgetfulness, dumbness, necessity!
BU10.26; E75|        In chains of the mind locked up,
BU10.27; E75|        Like fetters of ice shrinking together
BU10.28; E75|        Disorganiz'd, rent from Eternity,
BU10.29; E75|        Los beat on his fetters of iron;
BU10.30; E75|        And heated his furnaces & pour'd
BU10.31; E75|        Iron sodor and sodor of brass

BU10.32; E75|        5. Restless turnd the immortal inchain'd
BU10.33; E75|        Heaving dolorous! anguish'd! unbearable
BU10.34; E75|        Till a roof shaggy wild inclos'd
BU10.35; E75|        In an orb, his fountain of thought.

BU10.36; E75|        6. In a horrible dreamful slumber;
BU10.37; E75|        Like the linked infernal chain;
BU10.38; E75|        A vast Spine writh'd in torment
BU10.39; E75|        Upon the winds; shooting pain'd
BU10.40; E75|        Ribs, like a bending cavern
BU10.41; E75|        And bones of solidness, froze
BU10.42; E75|        Over all his nerves of joy.
BU10.43; E75|        And a first Age passed over,
BU10.44; E75|        And a state of dismal woe.

BU11.1;   E75|        7. From the caverns of his jointed Spine,
BU11.2;   E75|        Down sunk with fright a red
BU11.3;   E75|        Round globe hot burning deep
BU11.4;   E75|        Deep down into the Abyss:

BU11.5;   E76|        Panting: Conglobing, Trembling
BU11.6;   E76|        Shooting out ten thousand branches
BU11.7;   E76|        Around his solid bones.
BU11.8;   E76|        And a second Age passed over,
BU11.9;   E76|        And a state of dismal woe.

BU11.10; E76|        8. In harrowing fear rolling round;
BU11.11; E76|        His nervous brain shot branches
BU11.12; E76|        Round the branches of his heart.
BU11.13; E76|        On high into two little orbs
BU11.14; E76|        And fixed in two little caves
BU11.15; E76|        Hiding carefully from the wind,
BU11.16; E76|        His Eyes beheld the deep,
BU11.17; E76|        And a third Age passed over:
BU11.18; E76|        And a state of dismal woe.

BU11.19; E76|        9. The pangs of hope began,
BU11.20; E76|        In heavy pain striving, struggling.
BU11.21; E76|        Two Ears in close volutions.
BU11.22; E76|        From beneath his orbs of vision
BU11.23; E76|        Shot spiring out and petrified
BU11.24; E76|        As they grew. And a fourth Age passed
BU11.25; E76|        And a state of dismal woe.

BU11.26; E76|        10. In ghastly torment sick;
BU11.27; E76|        Hanging upon the wind;

BU13.1;   E76|        Two Nostrils bent down to the deep.
BU13.2;   E76|        And a fifth Age passed over;
BU13.3;   E76|        And a state of dismal woe.

BU13.4;   E76|        11. In ghastly torment sick;
BU13.5;   E76|        Within his ribs bloated round,
BU13.6;   E76|        A craving Hungry Cavern;
BU13.7;   E76|        Thence arose his channeld Throat,
BU13.8;   E76|        And like a red flame a Tongue
BU13.9;   E76|        Of thirst & of hunger appeard.
BU13.10; E76|        And a sixth Age passed over:
BU13.11; E76|        And a state of dismal woe.

BU13.12; E76|        12. Enraged & stifled with torment
BU13.13; E76|        He threw his right Arm to the north
BU13.14; E76|        His left Arm to the south
BU13.15; E76|        Shooting out in anguish deep,
BU13.16; E76|        And his Feet stampd the nether Abyss
BU13.17; E76|        In trembling & howling & dismay.
BU13.18; E76|        And a seventh Age passed over:
BU13.19; E76|        And a state of dismal woe.

BU13; E77|        Chap: V.

BU13.20; E77|        I. In terrors Los shrunk from his task:
BU13.21; E77|        His great hammer fell from his hand:
BU13.22; E77|        His fires beheld, and sickening,
BU13.23; E77|        Hid their strong limbs in smoke.
BU13.24; E77|        For with noises ruinous loud;
BU13.25; E77|        With hurtlings & clashings & groans
BU13.26; E77|        The Immortal endur'd his chains,
BU13.27; E77|        Tho' bound in a deadly sleep.

BU13.28; E77|        2. All the myriads of Eternity:
BU13.29; E77|        All the wisdom & joy of life:
BU13.30; E77|        Roll like a sea around him,
BU13.31; E77|        Except what his little orbs
BU13.32; E77|        Of sight by degrees unfold.

BU13.33; E77|        3. And now his eternal life
BU13.34; E77|        Like a dream was obliterated

BU13.35; E77|        4. Shudd'ring, the Eternal Prophet smote
BU13.36; E77|        With a stroke, from his north to south region
BU13.37; E77|        The bellows & hammer are silent now
BU13.38; E77|        A nerveless silence, his prophetic voice
BU13.39; E77|        Siez'd; a cold solitude & dark void
BU13.40; E77|        The Eternal Prophet & Urizen clos'd

BU13.41; E77|        5. Ages on ages rolld over them
BU13.42; E77|        Cut off from life & light frozen
BU13.43; E77|        Into horrible forms of deformity
BU13.44; E77|        Los suffer'd his fires to decay
BU13.45; E77|        Then he look'd back with anxious desire
BU13.46; E77|        But the space undivided by existence
BU13.47; E77|        Struck horror into his soul.

BU13.48; E77|        6. Los wept obscur'd with mourning:
BU13.49; E77|        His bosom earthquak'd with sighs;
BU13.50; E77|        He saw Urizen deadly black,
BU13.51; E77|        In his chains bound, & Pity began,

BU13.52; E77|        7. In anguish dividing & dividing
BU13.53; E77|        For pity divides the soul
BU13.54; E77|        In pangs eternity on eternity
BU13.55; E77|        Life in cataracts pourd down his cliffs
BU13.56; E77|        The void shrunk the lymph into Nerves
BU13.57; E77|        Wand'ring wide on the bosom of night
BU13.58; E77|        And left a round globe of blood
BU13.59; E77|        Trembling upon the Void

BU15.1;   E78|        Thus the Eternal Prophet was divided
BU15.2;   E78|        Before the death-image of Urizen
BU15.3;   E78|        For in changeable clouds and darkness
BU15.4;   E78|        In a winterly night beneath,
BU15.5;   E78|        The Abyss of Los stretch'd immense:
BU15.6;   E78|        And now seen, now obscur'd, to the eyes
BU15.7;   E78|        Of Eternals, the visions remote
BU15.8;   E78|        Of the dark seperation appear'd.
BU15.9;   E78|        As glasses discover Worlds
BU15.10; E78|        In the endless Abyss of space,
BU15.11; E78|        So the expanding eyes of Immortals
BU15.12; E78|        Beheld the dark visions of Los,
BU15.13; E78|        And the globe of life blood trembling.

BU18.1;   E78|        8. The globe of life blood trembled
BU18.2;   E78|        Branching out into roots;
BU18.3;   E78|        Fib'rous, writhing upon the winds;
BU18.4;   E78|        Fibres of blood, milk and tears;
BU18.5;   E78|        In pangs, eternity on eternity.
BU18.6;   E78|        At length in tears & cries imbodied
BU18.7;   E78|        A female form trembling and pale
BU18.8;   E78|        Waves before his deathy face

BU18.9;   E78|        9. All Eternity shudderd at sight
BU18.10; E78|        Of the first female now separate
BU18.11; E78|        Pale as a cloud of snow
BU18.12; E78|        Waving before the face of Los

BU18.13; E78|        10. Wonder, awe, fear, astonishment,
BU18.14; E78|        Petrify the eternal myriads;
BU18.15; E78|        At the first female form now separate

BU19.1;   E78|        They call'd her Pity, and fled

BU19.2;   E78|        11. "Spread a Tent, with strong curtains around them
BU19.3;   E78|        "Let cords & stakes bind in the Void
BU19.4;   E78|        That Eternals may no more behold them"

BU19.5;   E78|        12. They began to weave curtains of darkness
BU19.6;   E78|        They erected large pillars round the Void
BU19.7;   E78|        With golden hooks fastend in the pillars
BU19.8;   E78|        With infinite labour the Eternals
BU19.9;   E78|        A woof wove, and called it Science

BU19; E79|        Chap: VI.

BU19.11; E79|        1. But Los saw the Female & pitied
BU19.12; E79|        He embrac'd her, she wept, she refus'd
BU19.13; E79|        In perverse and cruel delight
BU19.14; E79|        She fled from his arms, yet he followd

BU19.15; E79|        2. Eternity shudder'd when they saw,
BU19.16; E79|        Man begetting his likeness,
BU19.17; E79|        On his own divided image.

BU19.18; E79|        3. A time passed over, the Eternals
BU19.19; E79|        Began to erect the tent;
BU19.20; E79|        When Enitharmon sick,
BU19.21; E79|        Felt a Worm within her womb.

BU19.22; E79|        4. Yet helpless it lay like a Worm
BU19.23; E79|        In the trembling womb
BU19.24; E79|        To be moulded into existence

BU19.25; E79|        5. All day the worm lay on her bosom
BU19.26; E79|        All night within her womb
BU19.27; E79|        The worm lay till it grew to a serpent
BU19.28; E79|        With dolorous hissings & poisons
BU19.29; E79|        Round Enitharmons loins folding,

BU19.30; E79|        6. Coild within Enitharmons womb
BU19.31; E79|        The serpent grew casting its scales,
BU19.32; E79|        With sharp pangs the hissings began
BU19.33; E79|        To change to a grating cry,
BU19.34; E79|        Many sorrows and dismal throes,
BU19.35; E79|        Many forms of fish, bird & beast,
BU19.36; E79|        Brought forth an Infant form
BU19.37; E79|        Where was a worm before.

BU19.38; E79|        7. The Eternals their tent finished
BU19.39; E79|        Alarm'd with these gloomy visions
BU19.40; E79|        When Enitharmon groaning
BU19.41; E79|        Produc'd a man Child to the light.

BU19.42; E79|        8. A shriek ran thro' Eternity:
BU19.43; E79|        And a paralytic stroke;
BU19.44; E79|        At the birth of the Human shadow.

BU19.45; E79|        9. Delving earth in his resistless way;
BU19.46; E79|        Howling, the Child with fierce flames
BU19.47; E79|        Issu'd from Enitharmon.

BU19.48; E79|        10. The Eternals, closed the tent
BU19.49; E79|        They beat down the stakes the cords

BU20.1;   E80|        Stretch'd for a work of eternity;
BU20.2;   E80|        No more Los beheld Eternity.

BU20.3;   E80|        11. In his hands he siez'd the infant
BU20.4;   E80|        He bathed him in springs of sorrow
BU20.5;   E80|        He gave him to Enitharmon.

BU20; E80|        Chap. VII.

BU20.7;   E80|        1. They named the child Orc, he grew
BU20.8;   E80|        Fed with milk of Enitharmon

BU20.9;   E80|        2. Los awoke her; O sorrow & pain!
BU20.10; E80|        A tight'ning girdle grew,
BU20.11; E80|        Around his bosom. In sobbings
BU20.12; E80|        He burst the girdle in twain,
BU20.13; E80|        But still another girdle
BU20.14; E80|        Opressd his bosom, In sobbings
BU20.15; E80|        Again he burst it. Again
BU20.16; E80|        Another girdle succeeds
BU20.17; E80|        The girdle was form'd by day;
BU20.18; E80|        By night was burst in twain.

BU20.19; E80|        3. These falling down on the rock
BU20.20; E80|        Into an iron Chain
BU20.21; E80|        In each other link by link lock'd

BU20.22; E80|        4. They took Orc to the top of a mountain.
BU20.23; E80|        O how Enitharmon wept!
BU20.24; E80|        They chain'd his young limbs to the rock
BU20.25; E80|        With the Chain of Jealousy
BU20.26; E80|        Beneath Urizens deathful shadow

BU20.27; E80|        5. The dead heard the voice of the child
BU20.28; E80|        And began to awake from sleep
BU20.29; E80|        All things. heard the voice of the child
BU20.30; E80|        And began to awake to life.

BU20.31; E80|        6. And Urizen craving with hunger
BU20.32; E80|        Stung with the odours of Nature
BU20.33; E80|        Explor'd his dens around

BU20.34; E80|        7. He form'd a line & a plummet
BU20.35; E80|        To divide the Abyss beneath.
BU20.36; E80|        He form'd a dividing rule:

BU20.37; E80|        8. He formed scales to weigh;
BU20.38; E80|        He formed massy weights;
BU20.39; E80|        He formed a brazen quadrant;

BU20.40; E81|        He formed golden compasses
BU20.41; E81|        And began to explore the Abyss
BU20.42; E81|        And he planted a garden of fruits

BU20.43; E81|        9. But Los encircled Enitharmon
BU20.44; E81|        With fires of Prophecy
BU20.45; E81|        From the sight of Urizen & Orc.

BU20.46; E81|        10. And she bore an enormous race

BU20; E81|        Chap. VIII.

BU20.48; E81|        1. Urizen explor'd his dens
BU20.49; E81|        Mountain, moor, & wilderness,
BU20.50; E81|        With a globe of fire lighting his journey
BU20.51; E81|        A fearful journey, annoy'd
BU20.52; E81|        By cruel enormities: forms

BU23.1;   E81|        Of life on his forsaken mountains

BU23.2;   E81|        2. And his world teemd vast enormities
BU23.3;   E81|        Frightning; faithless; fawning
BU23.4;   E81|        Portions of life; similitudes
BU23.5;   E81|        Of a foot, or a hand, or a head
BU23.6;   E81|        Or a heart, or an eye, they swam mischevous
BU23.7;   E81|        Dread terrors! delighting in blood

BU23.; E81|        3. Most Urizen sicken'd to see
BU23.9;   E81|        His eternal creations appear
BU23.10; E81|        Sons & daughters of sorrow on mountains
BU23.11; E81|        Weeping! wailing! first Thiriel appear'd
BU23.12; E81|        Astonish'd at his own existence
BU23.13; E81|        Like a man from a cloud born, & Utha
BU23.14; E81|        From the waters emerging, laments!
BU23.15; E81|        Grodna rent the deep earth howling
BU23.16; E81|        Amaz'd! his heavens immense cracks
BU23.17; E81|        Like the ground parch'd with heat; then Fuzon
BU23.18; E81|        Flam'd out! first begotten, last born.
BU23.19; E81|        All his eternal sons in like manner
BU23.20; E81|        His daughters from green herbs & cattle
BU23.21; E81|        From monsters, & worms of the pit.

BU23.22; E81|        4. He in darkness clos'd, view'd all his race,
BU23.23; E81|        And his soul sicken'd! he curs'd
BU23.24; E81|        Both sons & daughters; for he saw
BU23.25; E81|        That no flesh nor spirit could keep
BU23.26; E81|        His iron laws one moment.

BU23.27; E81|        5. For he saw that life liv'd upon death

BU25.1;   E82|        The Ox in the slaughter house moans
BU25.2;   E82|        The Dog at the wintry door
BU25.3;   E82|        And he wept, & he called it Pity
BU25.4;   E82|        And his tears flowed down on the winds

BU25.5;   E82|        6. Cold he wander'd on high, over their cities
BU25.6;   E82|        In weeping & pain & woe!
BU25.7;   E82|        And where-ever he wanderd in sorrows
BU25.8;   E82|        Upon the aged heavens
BU25.9;   E82|        A cold shadow follow'd behind him
BU25.10; E82|        Like a spiders web, moist, cold, & dim
BU25.11; E82|        Drawing out from his sorrowing soul
BU25.12; E82|        The dungeon-like heaven dividing.
BU25.13; E82|        Where ever the footsteps of Urizen
BU25.14; E82|        Walk'd over the cities in sorrow.

BU25.15; E82|        7. Till a Web dark & cold, throughout all
BU25.16; E82|        The tormented element stretch'd
BU25.17; E82|        From the sorrows of Urizens soul
BU25.18; E82|        And the Web is a Female in embrio   t208
BU25.19; E82|        None could break the Web, no wings of fire.

BU25.20; E82|        8. So twisted the cords, & so knotted
BU25.21; E82|        The meshes: twisted like to the human brain

BU25.22; E82|        9. And all calld it, The Net of Religion

BU25; E82|        Chap: IX

BU25.24; E82|        1. Then the Inhabitants of those Cities:
BU25.25; E82|        Felt their Nerves change into Marrow
BU25.26; E82|        And hardening Bones began
BU25.27; E82|        In swift diseases and torments,
BU25.28; E82|        In throbbings & shootings & grindings
BU25.29; E82|        Thro' all the coasts; till weaken'd
BU25.30; E82|        The Senses inward rush'd shrinking,
BU25.31; E82|        Beneath the dark net of infection.

BU25.32; E82|        2. Till the shrunken eyes clouded over
BU25.33; E82|        Discernd not the woven hipocrisy
BU25.34; E82|        But the streaky slime in their heavens
BU25.35; E82|        Brought together by narrowing perceptions
BU25.36; E82|        Appeard transparent air; for their eyes
BU25.37; E82|        Grew small like the eyes of a man
BU25.38; E82|        And in reptile forms shrinking together
BU25.39; E82|        Of seven feet stature they remaind

BU25.40; E83|        3. Six days they shrunk up from existence
BU25.41; E83|        And on the seventh day they rested
BU25.42; E83|        And they bless'd the seventh day, in sick hope:
BU25.43; E83|        And forgot their eternal life

BU25.44; E83|        4. And their thirty cities divided
BU25.45; E83|        In form of a human heart
BU25.46; E83|        No more could they rise at will
BU25.47; E83|        In the infinite void, but bound down
BU25.48; E83|        To earth by their narrowing perceptions

BU28.1;   E83|        They lived a period of years
BU28.2;   E83|        Then left a noisom body
BU28.3;   E83|        To the jaws of devouring darkness

BU28.4;   E83|        5. And their children wept, & built
BU28.5;   E83|        Tombs in the desolate places,
BU28.6;   E83|        And form'd laws of prudence, and call'd them
BU28.7;   E83|        The eternal laws of God

BU28.8;   E83|        6. And the thirty cities remaind
BU28.9;   E83|        Surrounded by salt floods, now call'd
BU28.10; E83|        Africa: its name was then Egypt.

BU28.11; E83|        7. The remaining sons of Urizen
BU28.12; E83|        Beheld their brethren shrink together
BU28.13; E83|        Beneath the Net of Urizen;
BU28.14; E83|        Perswasion was in vain;
BU28.15; E83|        For the ears of the inhabitants,
BU28.16; E83|        Were wither'd, & deafen'd, & cold:
BU28.17; E83|        And their eyes could not discern,
BU28.18; E83|        Their brethren of other cities.

BU28.19; E83|        8. So Fuzon call'd all together
BU28.20; E83|        The remaining children of Urizen:
BU28.21; E83|        And they left the pendulous earth:
BU28.22; E83|        They called it Egypt, & left it.

BU28.23; E83|        9. And the salt ocean rolled englob'd

BU28.24; E83|        The End of the [first] book of Urizen


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