Title; E70| THE [FIRST] BOOK of URIZEN t193
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
BU3.28; 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
BU3.38; 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
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,
BU4.18; 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
BU4.34; 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.
BU4.42; 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
BU5.6; 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
BU5.19; 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.
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.
BU11.5; 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.
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.
BU13.20; 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.
BU13.35; 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.
BU13.52; 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
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
BU19.25; 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.
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.
BU20.22; 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
BU20.48; 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
BU23.2; 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.
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.
BU25.24; 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
BU28.11; 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.