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ED; E692|        [Prospectus]   t1522

ProspectusTitle; E692|        TO THE PUBLIC October 10, 1793.

Prospectus;1;   E692|        The Labours of the Artist, the Poet, the Musician, have been
Prospectus;1;   E692|        proverbially attended by poverty and obscurity; this was never
Prospectus;1;   E692|        the fault of the Public, but was owing to a neglect of means to
Prospectus;1;   E692|        propagate such works as have wholly absorbed the Man of Genius.
Prospectus;1;   E692|        Even Milton and Shakespeare could not publish their own works.
Prospectus;2;   E692|        This difficulty has been obviated by the Author of the
Prospectus;2;   E692|        following productions now presented to the Public; who has
Prospectus;2;   E692|        invented a method of Printing both Letter-press and Engraving in
Prospectus;2;   E692|        a style more ornamental, uniform, and grand, than any before
Prospectus;2;   E692|        discovered, while it produces works at less than one fourth of
Prospectus;2;   E692|        the expense.
Prospectus;3;   E692|        If a method of Printing which combines the Painter and the
Prospectus;3;   E692|        Poet is a phenomenon worthy of public attention, provided that it
Prospectus;3;   E692|        exceeds in elegance all former methods, the Author is sure of his
Prospectus;3;   E692|        reward.
Prospectus;4;   E692|        Mr. Blake's powers of invention very early engaged the
Prospectus;4;   E692|        attention of many persons of eminence and fortune; by whose means
Prospectus;4;   E692|        he has been regularly enabled to bring before the Public works
Prospectus;4;   E692|        (he is not afraid to say) of equal magnitude and consequence with
Prospectus;4;   E692|        the productions of any age or country: among which are two large
Prospectus;4;   E692|        highly finished engravings (and two more are nearly ready) which
Prospectus;4;   E692|        will commence a Series of subjects from the Bible, and another
Prospectus;4;   E692|        from the History of England.
Prospectus;5;   E692|        The following are the Subjects of the several Works now
Prospectus;5;   E692|        published and on Sale at Mr. Blake's, No. 13, Hercules Buildings,
Prospectus;5;   E692|        Lambeth.

Prospectus;list; E693|        1. Job, a Historical Engraving. Size 1 ft.7 1/2 in. by 1
Prospectus;list; E693|        ft. 2 in.: price 12s.
Prospectus;list; E693|        2. Edward and Elinor, a Historical Engraving. Size 1 ft. 6
Prospectus;list; E693|        1/2 in. by 1 ft.: price 10s. 6d.
Prospectus;list; E693|        3. America, a Prophecy, in Illuminated Printing. Folio,
Prospectus;list; E693|        with 18 designs: price 10s. 6d.
Prospectus;list; E693|        4. Visions of the Daughters of Albion, in Illuminated
Prospectus;list; E693|        Printing. Folio, with 8 designs, price 7s. 6d.
Prospectus;list; E693|        5. The Book of Thel, a Poem in Illuminated Printing.
Prospectus;list; E693|        Quarto, with 6 designs, price 3s.
Prospectus;list; E693|        6. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, in Illuminated
Prospectus;list; E693|        Printing. Quarto, with 14 designs, price 7s.
Prospectus;list; E693|        6d.
Prospectus;list; E693|        7. Songs of Innocence, in Illuminated Printing. Octavo,
Prospectus;list; E693|        with 25 designs, price 5s.
Prospectus;list; E693|        8. Songs of Experience, in Illuminated Printing. Octavo,
Prospectus;list; E693|        with 25 designs, price 5s.
Prospectus;list; E693|        9. The History of England, a small book of Engravings.
Prospectus;list; E693|        Price 3s.
Prospectus;list; E693|        10. The Gates of Paradise, a small book of Engravings.
Prospectus;list; E693|        Price 3s.

Prospectus;6;   E693|        The Illuminated Books are Printed in Colours, and on the
Prospectus;6;   E693|        most beautiful wove paper that
Prospectus;6;   E693|        could be procured,
Prospectus;7;   E693|        No Subscriptions for the numerous great works now in hand
Prospectus;7;   E693|        are asked, for none are wanted; but the Author will produce his
Prospectus;7;   E693|        works, and offer them to sale at a fair price.

ED; E693|        [On the drawings of Thomas Williams Malkin]

EDOnMalkin; E693|        [Paragraph in A Father's Memoirs of his Child,
EDOnMalkin; E693|        by Benjamin Heath Malkin. London, 1806, pp 33-34]

OnMalkin; E693|        They are all firm, determinate outline, or identical form.
OnMalkin; E693|        Had the hand which executed these little ideas been that of a
OnMalkin; E693|        plagiary, who works only from the memory, we should have seen
OnMalkin; E693|        blots, called masses; blots without form, and therefore without
OnMalkin; E693|        meaning. These blots of light and dark, as being the result of
OnMalkin; E693|        labour, are always clumsy and indefinite; the effect of rubbing
OnMalkin; E693|        out and putting in, like the progress of a blind man, or of one
OnMalkin; E693|        in the dark, who feels his way, but does not see it. These are
OnMalkin; E693|        not so. Even the copy from Raphael's Cartoon of St. Paul
OnMalkin; E693|        preaching, is a firm, determinate outline, struck at once, as
OnMalkin; E693|        Protogenes struck his line, when he meant to make himself known
OnMalkin; E693|        to Apelles. The map of Allestone has the same character of the
OnMalkin; E693|        firm and determinate. All his efforts prove this little boy to
OnMalkin; E693|        have had that greatest of all blessings, a strong imagination, a
OnMalkin; E693|        clear idea, and a determinate vision of things in his own mind.

ED; E693|        *

N-Memo; E694|        I say I shant live five years
N-Memo; E694|        And if I live one it will be a
N-Memo; E694|        Wonder June 1793

ED; E694|        [Memoranda from the Notebook]

N-Memo; E694|        Tuesday Janry. 20. 1807 between Two & Seven in the Evening-
N-Memo; E694|        --Despair

N-Memo; E694|        Memorandum

N-Memo; E694|        To Engrave on Pewter. Let there be first a drawing made
N-Memo; E694|        correctly with black lead pencil, let nothing be to seek, then
N-Memo; E694|        rub it off on the plate coverd with white wax. or perhaps pass it
N-Memo; E694|        thro press. this will produce certain & determind forms on the
N-Memo; E694|        plate & time will not be wasted in seeking them afterwards

N-Memo; E694|        Memorandum

N-Memo; E694|        To Woodcut on Pewter. lay a ground on the Plate & smoke it
N-Memo; E694|        as for Etching, then trace your outline<s> [& draw, them with
N-Memo; E694|        a needle]. and beginning with the spots of light on each
N-Memo; E694|        object with an oval pointed needle scrape off the ground. [&
N-Memo; E694|        instead of etching the shadowy strokes] as a direction for
N-Memo; E694|        your graver then proceed to graving with the ground on the plate
N-Memo; E694|        being as careful as possible not to hurt the ground because it
N-Memo; E694|        being black will shew perfectly what is wanted [towards]

N-Memo; E694|        Memorandum

N-Memo; E694|        To Woodcut on Copper Lay a ground as for Etching. trace &
N-Memo; E694|        instead of Etching the blacks Etch the whites & bite it in

ED; E694|        PAGE 14 (facing the first emblem drawing)
N-p14; E694|        Ideas of Good & Evil

ED; E694|        PAGE 59

N-Bells8'11; E694|        From Bells Weekly Messenger Augst 4. 1811.   t1523

N-Bells8'11; E694|        Salisbury July 29
N-Bells8'11; E694|        A Bill of Indictment was preferred against Peter Le Cave for
N-Bells8'11; E694|        Felony but returnd Ignoramus by the Grand jury. It appeard that
N-Bells8'11; E694|        he was in extreme indigence but was an Artist of very superior
N-Bells8'11; E694|        Merit[.] while he was in Wilton [Jail] <Goal> he painted
N-Bells8'11; E694|        many Pieces in the Style of Morland some of which are stated to
N-Bells8'11; E694|        be even superior to the performances of that Artist. with whom Le
N-Bells8'11; E694|        Cave lived many years as a Professional Assistant & he states
N-Bells8'11; E694|        that many Paintings of his were

ED; E695|        PAGE 67
N-p67; E695|        23 May 1810 found the Word Golden

ED; E695|        PAGE 72
N-p72; E695|        Jesus does not treat [?all ?alike] because he makes a Wide
N-p72; E695|        Distinction between the Sheep & the Goats consequently he is Not
N-p72; E695|        Charitable

ED; E695|        [Paper cut away]

ED; E695|        PAGE 96
N-p96; E695|        Who shall bind the Infinite

ED; E695|        PAGE 92 REVERSED
N-p92; E695|        Every thing which is in harmony with me I call In harmony--
N-p92; E695|        But there may be things which are Not in harmony with Me & yet
N-p92; E695|        are in a More perfect Harmony

ED; E695|        PAGE 101 REVERSED   t1524
N-p101; E695|        |O Lapwing &c
N-p101; E695|        |An answer to the Parson
N-p101; E695|        on 1 Plate {Experiment
N-p101; E695|        |Riches
N-p101; E695|        |If you &c

N-Bells8'11; E695|        only Varnished over by Morland & sold by that Artist as his own.
N-Bells8'11; E695|        Many of the Principal Gentlemen of the County have visited Le
N-Bells8'11; E695|        Cave in the Goal & declared his drawings & Paintings in many
N-Bells8'11; E695|        instances to excel Morlands. The Writer of this Article has seen
N-Bells8'11; E695|        many of Le Caves Works & tho he does not pretend to the knowledge
N-Bells8'11; E695|        of ail artist yet he considers them as Chaste delineations of
N-Bells8'11; E695|        Rural Objects.
N-Bells8'11; E695|        Such is the Paragraph It confirms the Suspition I
N-Bells8'11; E695|        entertained concerning those two [Prints] I Engraved
N-Bells8'11; E695|        From for J. R. Smith. That Morland could not have Painted them
N-Bells8'11; E695|        as they were the works of a Correct Mind & no Blurrer

ED; E695|        *

ED; E695|        PAGE 64
N-p64; E695|        I always thought that Jesus Christ was a Snubby or I should
N-p64; E695|        not have worshipd him if I had thought he had been one of those
N-p64; E695|        long spindle nosed rascals

ED; E696|        [Fortunes in Bysshe]   t1525
N-Bysshe; E696|        <South Molton Street>
N-Bysshe; E696|        Sunday August . 1807 My Wife was told by a Spirit to look
N-Bysshe; E696|        for her fortune by opening by chance a book which she had in her
N-Bysshe; E696|        hand it was Bysshes Art of Poetry. She opend the following
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        I saw 'em kindle with Desire
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        While with soft sighs they blew the fire
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Saw the approaches of their joy
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        He growing more fierce & she less coy
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Saw how they mingled melting rays
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Exchanging Love a thousand ways
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Kind was the force on every side
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Her new desire she could not hide
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Nor would the shepherd be denied
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        The blessed minute he pursud
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Till she transported in his arms
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Yields to the Conqueror all her charms
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        His panting breast to hers now joind
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        They feast on raptures unconfind
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Vast & luxuriant such as prove
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        The immortality of Love
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        For who but a Divinity
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Could mingle souls to that degree
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        And melt them into Extasy
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Now like the Phoenix both expire
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        While from the ashes of their fire
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Spring up a new & soft desire
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Like charmers thrice they did invoke
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        The God & thrice new Vigor took
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        BEHN

N-Bysshe; E696|        I was so well pleased with her Luck that I thought I would try my
N-Bysshe; E696|        Own & opend the following
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        As when the winds their airy quarrel try
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Justling from every quarter of the Sky
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        This way & that the Mountain oak they bear
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        His boughs they shatter & his branches tear
ED; E696|        PAGE 89
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        With leaves & falling mast they spread the Ground
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        The hollow Valleys Eccho [the] to the Sound
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Unmovd the royal plant their fury mocks
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        Or shaken clings more closely to the rocks
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        For as he shoots his lowring head on high
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        So deep in earth his fixd foundations lie
N-ByssheQUOTE; E696|        DRYDENS VIRGIL

ED; E697|        [Inscriptions in the ms of The Four Zoas]

ED; E697|        PAGE 56

FZ56inscr; E697|        Christs Crucifix shall be made an excuse for Executing
FZ56inscr; E697|        Criminals

ED; E697|        PAGE 88 On a leaf of the ms cut from a print of Edward & Elenor(1793)
FZ88inscr; E697|        The Christian Religion teaches that No Man is Indifferent to
FZ88inscr; E697|        you but that every one is Either Your friend or your enemy. he
FZ88inscr; E697|        must necessarily be either the one [of] or the other And
FZ88inscr; E697|        that he will be equally profitable both ways if you treat him as
FZ88inscr; E697|        he deserves
ED; E697|        PAGE 93
FZ93inscr; E697|        Unorganizd Innocence, All Impossibility
FZ93inscr; E697|        Innocence dwells with Wisdom but never with Ignorance

ED; E697|        *

ED; E697|        *

ED; E697|        [Riddles Answered]   t1526
ED; E697|        manuscript fragment, in Blake's hand but not invented by
ED; E697|        him

msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        his wit has not
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        [be]cause he is always thinking of his End
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        which has brimstone at both Ends
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        Pair of Spectacles
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        Ring her hands
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        the Garden of Eden
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        Duck
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        [wh]en he calls her A Love lie Girl
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        [t]hat LoveErrs
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        forwards
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        an Ell taken from London is Undone
msFragRiddlesAns; E697|        because they are [Isinglass] Eyes in Glass

ED; E698|        [Blake's Autograph in the Album of William Upcott]   t1527
Autograph; E698|        WILLIAM BLAKE one who is very much delighted with being in
Autograph; E698|        good Company
Autograph; E698|        Born 28 Novr 1757 in London
Autograph; E698|        & has died several times since
Autograph; E698|        January 16
Autograph; E698|        1826
Autograph; E698|        The above was written & the drawing annexed by the desire of
Autograph; E698|        Mr Leigh how far it is an Autograph is a Question I do not
Autograph; E698|        think an Artist can write an Autograph especially one who has
Autograph; E698|        Studied in the Florentine & Roman Schools as such an one will
Autograph; E698|        Consider what he is doing but an Autograph as I understand it, is
Autograph; E698|        Writ helter skelter like a hog upon a rope or a Man who walks
Autograph; E698|        without Considering whether he shall run against a Post or a
Autograph; E698|        House or a Horse or a Man & I am apt to believe that what is done
Autograph; E698|        without meaning is very different from that which a Man Does with
Autograph; E698|        his Thought & Mind & ought not to be Calld by the Same Name.
Autograph; E698|        I consider the Autograph of Mr Cruikshank which very justly
Autograph; E698|        stands first in the Book & that Beautiful Specimen of Writing by
Autograph; E698|        Mr Comfield & my own; as standing [in] the same Predicament they
Autograph; E698|        are in some measure Works of Art & not of Nature or Chance
AutographQUOTE; E698|        Heaven born the Soul a Heavenward Course must hold
AutographQUOTE; E698|        For what delights the Sense is False & Weak
AutographQUOTE; E698|        Beyond the Visible World she soars to Seek
AutographQUOTE; E698|        Ideal Form, The Universal Mold
Autograph; E698|        Michael Angelo. Sonnet as Translated by Mr Wordsworth

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