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Title; E300|        THE FOUR ZOAS   t403

FZsubtitle1;   E300|        The torments of Love & Jealousy in
FZsubtitle2;   E300|        The Death and Judgement
FZsubtitle3;   E300|        of Albion the Ancient Man

FZcolophon; E300|        by William Blake 1797

FZepigraph; E300|        Rest before Labour

FZepigraph; E300|        <4 lines of Greek text; Ephesians 6: 12>

ED-FZepigraphGktrans; E300|        <[For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
ED-FZepigraphGktrans; E300|        against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
ED-FZepigraphGktrans; E300|        darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
ED-FZepigraphGktrans; E300|        places. (King James version)]>   t404

FZalternatetitle; E300|        VALA

FZ; E300|        Night the First

FZ1-3.1;   E300|        The Song of the Aged Mother which shook the heavens with wrath   t405
FZ1-3.2;   E300|        Hearing the march of long resounding strong heroic Verse
FZ1-3.3;   E300|        Marshalld in order for the day of Intellectual Battle

FZ1-3.4;   E300|        Four Mighty Ones are in every Man; a Perfect Unity John XVII c. 21 & 22 & 23 v   t406
FZ1-3.5;   E300|        Cannot Exist. but from the Universal Brotherhood of Eden John I c. 14. v

FZ1-3.6;   E301|        The Universal Man. To Whom be Glory Evermore Amen <Greek [kai eskanosen en [h]amen]>

FZ1-3.7;   E301|        [What] are the Natures of those Living Creatures the Heavenly Father only
FZ1-3.8;   E301|        [Knoweth] no Individual [Knoweth nor] Can know in all Eternity   t407

FZ1-3.9;   E301|        Los was the fourth immortal starry one, & in the Earth
FZ1-3.10; E301|        Of a bright Universe Empery attended day & night
FZ1-3.11; E301|        Days & nights of revolving joy, Urthona was his name

FZ1-4.1;   E301|        In Eden; in the Auricular Nerves of Human life
FZ1-4.2;   E301|        Which is the Earth of Eden, he his Emanations propagated
FZ1-4.3;   E301|        Fairies of Albion afterwards Gods of the Heathen, Daughter of Beulah Sing
FZ1-4.4;   E301|        His fall into Division & his Resurrection to Unity
FZ1-4.5;   E301|        His fall into the Generation of Decay & Death & his Regeneration by the Resurrection from the dead   t409

FZ1-4.6;   E301|        Begin with Tharmas Parent power. darkning in the West

FZ1-4.7;   E301|        Lost! Lost! Lost! are my Emanations Enion O Enion   t410
FZ1-4.8;   E301|        We are become a Victim to the Living We hide in secret   t411
FZ1-4.9;   E301|        I have hidden Jerusalem in Silent Contrition O Pity Me   t412
FZ1-4.10; E301|        I will build thee a Labyrinth also O pity me O Enion   t413
FZ1-4.11; E301|        Why hast thou taken sweet Jerusalem from my inmost Soul   t414
FZ1-4.12; E301|        Let her Lay secret in the Soft recess of darkness & silence
FZ1-4.13; E301|        It is not Love I bear to [Jerusalem] It is Pity   t415
FZ1-4.14; E301|        She hath taken refuge in my bosom & I cannot cast her out.

FZ1-4.15; E301|        The Men have recieved their death wounds & their Emanations are fled
FZ1-4.16; E301|        To me for refuge & I cannot turn them out for Pitys sake

FZ1-4.17; E301|        Enion said--Thy fear has made me tremble thy terrors have surrounded me   t416
FZ1-4.18; E301|        All Love is lost Terror succeeds & Hatred instead of Love
FZ1-4.19; E301|        And stern demands of Right & Duty instead of Liberty.
FZ1-4.20; E301|        Once thou wast to Me the loveliest son of heaven--But now
FZ1-4.21; E301|        Why art thou Terrible and yet I love thee in thy terror till
FZ1-4.22; E301|        I am almost Extinct & soon shall be a Shadow in Oblivion
FZ1-4.23; E301|        Unless some way can be found that I may look upon thee & live
FZ1-4.24; E301|        Hide me some Shadowy semblance. secret whispring in my Ear
FZ1-4.25; E301|        In secret of soft wings. in mazes of delusive beauty
FZ1-4.26; E301|        I have lookd into the secret soul of him I lovd
FZ1-4.27; E301|        And in the Dark recesses found Sin & cannot return

FZ1-4.28; E301|        Trembling & pale sat Tharmas weeping in his clouds

FZ1-4.29; E302|        Why wilt thou Examine every little fibre of my soul
FZ1-4.30; E302|        Spreading them out before the Sun like Stalks of flax to dry
FZ1-4.31; E302|        The infant joy is beautiful but its anatomy
FZ1-4.32; E302|        Horrible Ghast & Deadly nought shalt thou find in it
FZ1-4.33; E302|        But Death Despair & Everlasting brooding Melancholy

FZ1-4.34; E302|        Thou wilt go mad with horror if thou dost Examine thus
FZ1-4.35; E302|        Every moment of my secret hours Yea I know
FZ1-4.36; E302|        That I have sinnd & that my Emanations are become harlots
FZ1-4.37; E302|        I am already distracted at their deeds & if I look
FZ1-4.38; E302|        Upon them more Despair will bring self murder on my soul
FZ1-4.39; E302|        O Enion thou art thyself a root growing in hell
FZ1-4.40; E302|        Tho thus heavenly beautiful to draw me to destruction

FZ1-4.41; E302|        Sometimes I think thou art a flower expanding
FZ1-4.42; E302|        Sometimes I think thou art fruit breaking from its bud
FZ1-4.43; E302|        In dreadful dolor & pain & I am like an atom
FZ1-4.44; E302|        A Nothing left in darkness yet I am an identity
FZ1-4.45; E302|        I wish & feel & weep & groan Ah terrible terrible

FZ1-5.1;   E302|        In Eden Females sleep the winter in soft silken veils   t418
FZ1-5.2;   E302|        Woven by their own hands to hide them in the darksom grave
FZ1-5.3;   E302|        But Males immortal live renewd by female deaths. in soft
FZ1-5.4;   E302|        Delight they die & they revive in spring with music & songs
FZ1-5.5;   E302|        Enion said Farewell I die I hide from thy searching eyes

FZ1-5.6;   E302|        So saying--From her bosom weaving soft in Sinewy threads
FZ1-5.7;   E302|        A tabernacle for Jerusalem she sat among the Rocks   t419
FZ1-5.8;   E302|        Singing her lamentation. Tharmas groand among his Clouds
FZ1-5.9;   E302|        Weeping, then bending from his Clouds he stoopd his innocent head   t420
FZ1-5.10; E302|        And stretching out his holy hand in the vast Deep sublime
FZ1-5.11; E302|        Turnd round the circle of Destiny with tears & bitter sighs
FZ1-5.12; E302|        And said. Return O Wanderer when the Day of Clouds is oer

FZ1-5.13; E302|        So saying he sunk down into the sea a pale white corse
FZ1-5.14; E302|        In torment he sunk down & flowd among her filmy Woof   t421
FZ1-5.15; E302|        His Spectre issuing from his feet in flames of fire
FZ1-5.16; E302|        In gnawing pain drawn out by her lovd fingers every nerve   t422
FZ1-5.17; E302|        She counted. every vein & lacteal threading them among
FZ1-5.18; E302|        Her woof of terror. Terrified & drinking tears of woe
FZ1-5.19; E302|        Shuddring she wove--nine days & nights Sleepless her food was tears
FZ1-5.20; E302|        Wondring she saw her woof begin to animate. & not
FZ1-5.21; E302|        As Garments woven subservient to her hands but having a will
FZ1-5.22; E302|        Of its own perverse & wayward Enion lovd & wept

FZ1-5.23; E302|        Nine days she labourd at her work. & nine dark sleepless nights
FZ1-5.24; E302|        But on the tenth trembling morn the Circle of Destiny Complete   t423
FZ1-5.25; E302|        Round rolld the Sea Englobing in a watry Globe self balancd

FZ1-5.26; E303|        A Frowning Continent appeard Where Enion in the Desart
FZ1-5.27; E303|        Terrified in her own Creation viewing her woven shadow
FZ1-5.28; E303|        Sat in a dread intoxication of Repentance & Contrition   t424
FZ1-5.29; E303|        There is from Great Eternity a mild & pleasant rest
FZ1-5.30; E303|        Namd Beulah a Soft Moony Universe feminine lovely
FZ1-5.31; E303|        Pure mild & Gentle given in Mercy to those who sleep
FZ1-5.32; E303|        Eternally. Created by the Lamb of God around
FZ1-5.33; E303|        On all sides within & without the Universal Man
FZ1-5.3;   E303|        The Daughters of Beulah follow sleepers in all their Dreams   t425
FZ1-5.35; E303|        Creating Spaces lest they fall into Eternal Death

FZ1-5.36; E303|        The Circle of Destiny complete they gave to it a Space
FZ1-5.37; E303|        And namd the Space Ulro & brooded over it in care & love
FZ1-5.38; E303|        They said The Spectre is in every man insane & most
FZ1-5.39; E303|        Deformd Thro the three heavens descending in fury & fire
FZ1-5.40; E303|        We meet it with our Songs & loving blandishments & give
FZ1-5.41; E303|        To it a form of vegetation But this Spectre of Tharmas
FZ1-5.42; E303|        Is Eternal Death What shall we do O God pity & help   t426
FZ1-5.43; E303|        So spoke they & closd the Gate of the Tongue in trembling fear   t427

FZ1-5.44; E303|        What have I done! said Enion accursed wretch! What deed.   t428
FZ1-5.45; E303|        Is this a deed of Love I know what I have done. I know
FZ1-5.46; E303|        Too late now to repent. Love is changd to deadly Hate   t429
FZ1-5.47; E303|        A [ll] life is blotted out & I alone remain possessd with Fears   t430
FZ1-5.48; E303|        I see the Shadow of the dead within my Soul wandering   t431
FZ1-5.49; E303|        In darkness & solitude forming Seas of Doubt & rocks of Repentance   t432
FZ1-5.50; E303|        Already are my Eyes reverted. all that I behold
FZ1-5.51; E303|        Within my Soul has lost its splendor & a brooding Fear
FZ1-5.52; E303|        Shadows me oer & drives me outward to a world of woe
FZ1-5.53; E303|        So waild she trembling before her own Created Phantasm   t433

FZ1-6.1;   E303|        She drew the Spectre forth from Tharmas in her shining loom   t435
FZ1-6.2;   E303|        Of Vegetation weeping in wayward infancy & sullen youth
FZ1-6.3;   E303|        Listning to her soft lamentations soon his tongue began
FZ1-6.4;   E303|        To Lisp out words & soon in masculine strength augmenting he
FZ1-6.5;   E303|        Reard up a form of gold & stood upon the glittering rock
FZ1-6.6;   E303|        A shadowy human form winged & in his depths
FZ1-6.7;   E303|        The dazzlings as of gems shone clear, rapturous in fury   t436
FZ1-6.8;   E303|        Glorying in his own eyes Exalted in terrific Pride   t437
FZ1-6.9;   E303|        The Spectre thus spoke. Who art thou Diminutive husk & shell   t438
FZ1-6.10; E303|        If thou hast sinnd & art polluted know that I am pure   t439
FZ1-6.11; E303|        And unpolluted & will bring to rigid strict account
FZ1-6.12; E303|        All thy past deeds [So] hear what I tell thee! mark it well! remember!   t440
FZ1-6.13; E303|        This world is Thine in which thou dwellest that within thy soul   t441
FZ1-6.14; E303|        That dark & dismal infinite where Thought roams up & down

FZ1-6.15; E304|        Is Mine & there thou goest when with one Sting of my tongue   t442
FZ1-6.16; E304|        Envenomd thou rollst inwards to the place whence I emergd   t443

FZ1-6.17; E304|        She trembling answerd Wherefore was I born & what am I   t444
FZ1-6.18; E304|        I thought to weave a Covering for my Sins from wrath of Tharmas   t445

FZ1-7.1;   E304|        I thought Tharmas a Sinner & I murderd his Emanations   t447
FZ1-7.2;   E304|        His secret loves & Graces Ah me wretched What have I done   t448
FZ1-7.3;   E304|        For now I find that all those Emanations were my Childrens Souls   t449
FZ1-7.4;   E304|        And I have murderd them with Cruelty above atonement   t450
FZ1-7.5;   E304|        Those that remain have fled from my cruelty into the desarts
FZ1-7.6;   E304|        And thou the delusive tempter to these deeds sittest before me   t451
FZ1-7.7;   E304|        In this thy world not mine tho dark I feel my world within   t452

FZ1-7.8;   E304|        Mingling his horrible brightness with her tender limbs then high she soard   t453
FZ1-7.9;   E304|        Above the ocean; a bright wonder that Nature shudder'd at   t454
FZ1-7.10; E304|        Half Woman & half Spectre, all his lovely changing colours mix   t455
FZ1-7.11; E304|        With her fair crystal clearness; in her lips & cheeks his poisons rose   t456
FZ1-7.12; E304|        In blushes like the morning, and his scaly armour softening   t457
FZ1-7.13; E304|        A monster lovely in the heavens or wandering on the earth,   t458

FZ1-8.1;   E304|        Till with fierce pain she brought forth on the rocks her sorrow & woe
FZ1-8.2;   E304|        Behold two little Infants wept upon the desolate wind.   t459
FZ1-8.3;   E304|        The first state weeping they began & helpless as a wave
FZ1-8.4;   E304|        Beaten along its sightless way growing enormous in its motion to
FZ1-8.5;   E304|        Its utmost goal, till strength from Enion like richest summer shining   t460
FZ1-8.6;   E304|        Raisd the bright boy & girl with glories from their heads beaming   t461
FZ1-8.7;   E304|        Drawing forth drooping mothers pity drooping mothers sorrow   t462

FZ1-8.8;   E304|        They sulk upon her breast her hair became like snow on mountains   t463
FZ1-8.9;   E304|        Weaker & weaker, weeping woful, wearier and wearier
FZ1-8.10; E304|        Faded & her bright Eyes decayd melted with pity & love

FZ1-9.1;   E304|        And then they wanderd far away she sought for them in vain   t464
FZ1-9.2;   E304|        In weeping blindness stumbling she followd them oer rocks & mountains
FZ1-9.3;   E304|        Rehumanizing from the Spectre in pangs of maternal love
FZ1-9.4;   E304|        Ingrate they wanderd scorning her drawing her Spectrous Life
FZ1-9.5;   E304|        Repelling her away & away by a dread repulsive power
FZ1-9.6;   E304|        Into Non Entity revolving round in dark despair.
FZ1-9.7;   E304|        And drawing in the Spectrous life in pride and haughty joy   t465
FZ1-9.8;   E304|        Thus Enion gave them all her spectrous life   t466

FZ1-9.9;   E304|        Then Eno a daughter of Beulah took a Moment of Time   t467
FZ1-9.10; E304|        And drew it out to Seven thousand years with much care & affliction   t468
FZ1-9.11; E304|        And many tears & in Every year made windows into Eden   t469

FZ1-9.12; E305|        She also took an atom of space & opend its center
FZ1-9.13; E305|        Into Infinitude & ornamented it with wondrous art
FZ1-9.14; E305|        Astonishd sat her Sisters of Beulah to see her soft affections
FZ1-9.15; E305|        To Enion & her children & they ponderd these things wondring
FZ1-9.16; E305|        And they Alternate kept watch over the Youthful terrors
FZ1-9.17; E305|        They saw not yet the Hand Divine for it was not yet reveald
FZ1-9.18; E305|        But they went on in Silent Hope & Feminine repose
FZ1-9.19; E305|        But Los & Enitharmon delighted in the Moony spaces of Eno   t470
FZ1-9.20; E305|        Nine Times they livd among the forests, feeding n sweet fruits
FZ1-9.21; E305|        And nine bright Spaces wanderd weaving mazes of delight
FZ1-9.22; E305|        Snaring the wild Goats for their milk they eat the flesh of Lambs
FZ1-9.23; E305|        A male & female naked & ruddy as the pride of summer
FZ1-9.24; E305|        Alternate Love & Hate his breast; hers Scorn & Jealousy
FZ1-9.25; E305|        In embryon passions. they kiss'd not nor embrac'd for shame & fear   t471
FZ1-9.26; E305|        His head beamd light & in his vigorous voice was prophecy
FZ1-9.27; E305|        He could controll the times & seasons, & the days & years
FZ1-9.28; E305|        She could controll the spaces, regions, desart, flood & forest
FZ1-9.29; E305|        But had no power to weave a Veil of covering for her Sins
FZ1-9.30; E305|        She drave the Females all away from Los
FZ1-9.31; E305|        And Los drave all the Males from her away
FZ1-9.32; E305|        They wanderd long, till they sat down upon the margind sea.
FZ1-9.33; E305|        Conversing with the visions of Beulah in dark slumberous bliss   t472

FZ1-9.34; E305|        But the two youthful wonders wanderd in the world of Tharmas   t473
FZ1-9.35; E305|        Thy name is Enitharmon; said the fierce prophetic boy   t474
FZ1-9.36; E305|        While thy mild voice fills all these Caverns with sweet harmony
FZ1-9.37; E305|        O how our Parents sit & mourn in their silent secret bowers   t475

FZ1-10.1;   E305|        But Enitharmon answerd with a dropping tear & frowning   t476
FZ1-10.2;   E305|        Dark as a dewy morning when the crimson light appears   t477
FZ1-10.3;   E305|        To make us happy let them weary their immortal powers   t478
FZ1-10.4;   E305|        While we draw in their sweet delights while we return them scorn   t479
FZ1-10.5;   E305|        On scorn to feed our discontent; for if we grateful prove
FZ1-10.6;   E305|        They will withhold sweet love, whose food is thorns & bitter roots.
FZ1-10.7;   E305|        We hear the warlike clarions we view the turning spheres   t480
FZ1-10.8;   E305|        Yet Thou in indolence reposest holding me in bonds
FZ1-10.9;   E305|        Hear! I will sing a Song of Death! it is a Song of Vala!   t481
FZ1-10.10; E305|        The Fallen Man takes his repose: Urizen sleeps in the porch   t482
FZ1-10.11; E305|        Luvah and Vala woke & flew up from the Human Heart   t483
FZ1-10.12; E305|        Into the Brain; from thence upon the pillow Vala slumber'd.
FZ1-10.13; E305|        And Luvah siez'd the Horses of Light, & rose into the Chariot of Day
FZ1-10.14; E305|        Sweet laughter siezd me in my sleep! silent & close I laughd   t484
FZ1-10.15; E305|        For in the visions of Vala I walkd with the mighty Fallen One   t485
FZ1-10.16; E305|        I heard his voice among the branches, & among sweet flowers.   t486

FZ1-10.17; E306|        Why is the light of Enitharmon darken'd in dewy morn   t487
FZ1-10.18; E306|        Why is the silence of Enitharmon a terror & her smile a whirlwind   t488
FZ1-10.19; E306|        Uttering this darkness in my halls, in the pillars of my Holy-ones
FZ1-10.20; E306|        Why dost thou weep as Vala? & wet thy veil with dewy tears,   t489
FZ1-10.21; E306|        In slumbers of my night-repose, infusing a false morning?
FZ1-10.22; E306|        Driving the Female Emanations all away from Los   t490
FZ1-10.23; E306|        I have refusd to look upon the Universal Vision
FZ1-10.24; E306|        And wilt thou slay with death him who devotes himself to thee   t491
FZ1-10.25; E306|        Once born for the sport & amusement of Man now born to drink up all his Powers

FZ1-11.1;   E306|        I heard the sounding sea; I heard the voice weaker and weaker;
FZ1-11.2;   E306|        The voice came & went like a dream, I awoke in my sweet bliss.
FZ1-11.3;   E306|        Then Los smote her upon the Earth twas long eer she revivd
FZ1-11.4;   E306|        He answer'd, darkning more with indignation hid in smiles   t492

FZ1-11.5;   E306|        I die not Enitharmon tho thou singst thy Song of Death   t493
FZ1-11.6;   E306|        Nor shalt thou me torment For I behold the Fallen Man   t494
FZ1-11.7;   E306|        Seeking to comfort Vala, she will not be comforted   t495
FZ1-11.8;   E306|        She rises from his throne and seeks the shadows of her garden
FZ1-11.9;   E306|        Weeping for Luvah lost, in the bloody beams of your false morning
FZ1-11.10; E306|        Sickning lies the Fallen Man his head sick his heart faint   t496
FZ1-11.11; E306|        Mighty atchievement of your power! Beware the punishment
FZ1-11.12; E306|        I see, invisible decend into the Gardens of Vala
FZ1-11.13; E306|        Luvah walking on the winds, I see the invisible knife
FZ1-11.14; E306|        I see the shower of blood: I see the swords & spears of futurity
FZ1-11.15; E306|        Tho in the Brain of Man we live, & in his circling Nerves.
FZ1-11.16; E306|        Tho' this bright world of all our joy is in the Human Brain.
FZ1-11.17; E306|        Where Urizen & all his Hosts hang their immortal lamps
FZ1-11.18; E306|        Thou neer shalt leave this cold expanse where watry Tharmas mourns

FZ1-11.19; E306|        So spoke Los. Scorn & Indignation rose upon Enitharmon
FZ1-11.20; E306|        Then Enitharmon reddning fierce stretchd her immortal hands   t497

FZ1-11.21; E306|        Descend O Urizen descend with horse & chariots
FZ1-11.22; E306|        Threaten not me O visionary thine the punishment
FZ1-11.23; E306|        The Human Nature shall no more remain nor Human acts
FZ1-11.24; E306|        Form the rebellious Spirits of Heaven. but War & Princedom & Victory & Blood   t498

FZ1-12.1;   E306|        Night darkend as she spoke! a shuddring ran from East to West   t500
FZ1-12.2;   E306|        A Groan was heard on high. The warlike clarions ceast. the Spirits
FZ1-12.3;   E306|        Of Luvah & Vala shudderd in their Orb: an orb of blood!

FZ1-12.4;   E306|        Eternity groand & was troubled at the Image of Eternal Death
FZ1-12.5;   E306|        The Wandering Man bow'd his faint head and Urizen descended
FZ1-12.6;   E306|        And the one must have murderd the other if he had not descended   t501

FZ1-12.7;   E307|        Indignant muttering low thunders; Urizen descended
FZ1-12.8;   E307|        Gloomy sounding, Now I am God from Eternity to Eternity

FZ1-12.9;   E307|        Sullen sat Los plotting Revenge. Silent he eye'd the Prince   t502
FZ1-12.10; E307|        Of Light. Silent the prince of Light viewd Los. at length a brooded   t503
FZ1-12.11; E307|        Smile broke from Urizen for Enitharmon brightend more & more
FZ1-12.12; E307|        Sullen he lowerd on Enitharmon but he smild on Los

FZ1-12.13; E307|        Saying Thou art the Lord of Luvah into thine hands I give
FZ1-12.14; E307|        The prince of Love the murderer his soul is in thine hands
FZ1-12.15; E307|        Pity not Vala for she pitied not the Eternal Man
FZ1-12.16; E307|        Nor pity thou the cries of Luvah. Lo these starry hosts
FZ1-12.17; E307|        They are thy servants if thou wilt obey my awful Law
FZ1-12.18; E307|        Los answerd furious art thou one of those who when most complacent
FZ1-12.19; E307|        Mean mischief most. If you are such Lo! I am also such
FZ1-12.20; E307|        One must be master. try thy Arts I also will try mine
FZ1-12.21; E307|        For I percieve Thou hast Abundance which I claim as mine

FZ1-12.22; E307|        Urizen startled stood but not Long soon he cried
FZ1-12.23; E307|        Obey my voice young Demon I am God from Eternity to Eternity

FZ1-12.24; E307|        Thus Urizen spoke collected in himself in awful pride

FZ1-12.25; E307|        Art thou a visionary of Jesus the soft delusion of Eternity
FZ1-12.26; E307|        Lo I am God the terrible destroyer & not the Saviour
FZ1-12.27; E307|        Why should the Divine Vision compell the sons of Eden
FZ1-12.28; E307|        to forego each his own delight to war against his Spectre   t504
FZ1-12.29; E307|        The Spectre is the Man the rest is only delusion & fancy

FZ1-12.30; E307|        So spoke the Prince of Light & sat beside the Seat of Los
FZ1-12.31; E307|        Upon the sandy shore rested his chariot of fire

FZ1-12.32; E307|        Ten thousand thousand were his hosts of spirits on the wind:
FZ1-12.33; E307|        Ten thousand thousand glittering Chariots shining in the sky:
FZ1-12.34; E307|        They pour upon the golden shore beside the silent ocean.
FZ1-12.35; E307|        Rejoicing in the Victory & the heavens were filld with blood   t505

FZ1-12.36; E307|        The Earth spread forth her table wide. the Night a silver cup
FZ1-12.37; E307|        Fill'd with the wine of anguish waited at the golden feast
FZ1-12.38; E307|        But the bright Sun was not as yet; he filling all the expanse
FZ1-12.39; E307|        Slept as a bird in the blue shell that soon shall burst away

FZ1-12.40; E307|        Los saw the wound of his blow he saw he pitied he wept   t506
FZ1-12.41; E307|        Los now repented that he had smitten Enitharmon he felt love
FZ1-12.42; E307|        Arise in all his Veins he threw his arms around her loins
FZ1-12.43; E307|        To heal the wound of his smiting

FZ1-12.44; E307|        They eat the fleshly bread, they drank the nervous wine   t507

FZ1-13.1;   E308|        They listend to the Elemental Harps & Sphery Song
FZ1-13.2;   E308|        They view'd the dancing Hours, quick sporting thro' the sky
FZ1-13.3;   E308|        With winged radiance scattering joys thro the ever changing light

FZ1-13.4;   E308|        But Luvah & Vala standing in the bloody sky   t508
FZ1-13.5;   E308|        On high remaind alone forsaken in fierce jealousy
FZ1-13.6;   E308|        They stood above the heavens forsaken desolate suspended in blood
FZ1-13.7;   E308|        Descend they could not. nor from Each other avert their eyes
FZ1-13.8;   E308|        Eternity appeard above them as One Man infolded
FZ1-13.9;   E308|        In Luvah[s] robes of blood & bearing all his afflictions   t509
FZ1-13.10; E308|        As the sun shines down on the misty earth Such was the Vision

FZ1-13.11; E308|        But purple night and crimson morning & golden day descending   t510
FZ1-13.12; E308|        Thro' the clear changing atmosphere display'd green fields among
FZ1-13.13; E308|        The varying clouds, like paradises stretch'd in the expanse
FZ1-13.14; E308|        With towns & villages and temples, tents sheep-folds and pastures
FZ1-13.15; E308|        Where dwell the children of the elemental worlds in harmony.
FZ1-13.16; E308|        Not long in harmony they dwell, their life is drawn away   t511
FZ1-13.17; E308|        And wintry woes succeed; successive driven into the Void
FZ1-13.18; E308|        Where Enion craves: successive drawn into the golden feast

FZ1-13.19; E308|        And Los & Enitharmon sat in discontent & scorn   t512
FZ1-13.20; E308|        The Nuptial Song arose from all the thousand thousand spirits   t513
FZ1-13.21; E308|        Over the joyful Earth & Sea, and ascended into the Heavens
FZ1-13.22; E308|        For Elemental Gods their thunderous Organs blew; creating
FZ1-13.23; E308|        Delicious Viands. Demons of Waves their watry Eccho's woke!
FZ1-13.24; E308|        Bright Souls of vegetative life, budding and blossoming   t514

FZ1-14.1;   E308|        Stretch their immortal hands to smite the gold & silver Wires
FZ1-14.2;   E308|        And with immortal Voice soft warbling fill all Earth & Heaven.
FZ1-14.3;   E308|        With doubling Voices & loud Horns wound round sounding
FZ1-14.4;   E308|        Cavernous dwellers fill'd the enormous Revelry, Responsing!
FZ1-14.5;   E308|        And Spirits of Flaming fire on high, govern'd the mighty Song.

FZ1-14.6;   E308|        And This the Song! sung at The Feast of Los & Enitharmon

FZ1-14.7;   E308|        Ephraim calld out to Zion: Awake O Brother Mountain   t515
FZ1-14.8;   E308|        Let us refuse the Plow & Spade, the heavy Roller & spiked
FZ1-14.9;   E308|        Harrow. burn all these Corn fields. throw down all these fences
FZ1-14.10; E308|        Fattend on Human blood & drunk with wine of life is better far

FZ1-14.11; E308|        Than all these labours of the harvest & the vintage. See the river
FZ1-14.12; E308|        Red with the blood of Men. swells lustful round my rocky knees
FZ1-14.13; E308|        My clouds are not the clouds of verdant fields & groves of fruit
FZ1-14.14; E308|        But Clouds of Human Souls. my nostrils drink the lives of Men   t516

FZ1-14.15; E308|        The Villages Lament. they faint outstretchd upon the plain
FZ1-14.16; E308|        Wailing runs round the Valleys from the Mill & from the Barn   t517

FZ1-14.17; E309|        But most the polishd Palaces dark silent bow with dread   t518
FZ1-14.18; E309|        Hiding their books & pictures. underneath the dens of Earth

FZ1-14.19; E309|        The Cities send to one another saying My sons are Mad
FZ1-14.20; E309|        With wine of cruelty. Let us plat a Scourge O Sister City   t519
FZ1-14.21; E309|        Children are nourishd for the Slaughter; once the Child was fed
FZ1-14.22; E309|        With Milk; but wherefore now are Children fed with blood   t520

FZ1-15.1;   E309|        The Horse is of more value than the Man. The Tyger fierce
FZ1-15.2;   E309|        Laughs at the Human form. the Lion mocks & thirsts for blood
FZ1-15.3;   E309|        They cry O Spider spread thy web! Enlarge thy bones & fill'd
FZ1-15.4;   E309|        With marrow. sinews & flesh Exalt thyself attain a voice
FZ1-15.5;   E309|        Call to thy dark armd hosts, for all the sons of Men muster together
FZ1-15.6;   E309|        To desolate their cities! Man shall be no more! Awake O Hosts
FZ1-15.7;   E309|        The bow string sang upon the hills! Luvah & Vala ride
FZ1-15.8;   E309|        Triumphant in the bloody sky. & the Human form is no more   t521

FZ1-15.9;   E309|        The listning Stars heard, & the first beam of the morning started back
FZ115.10; E309|        He cried out to his Father, depart! depart! but sudden Siez'd   t522
FZ1-15.11; E309|        And clad in steel. & his Horse proudly neighd; he smelt the battle   t523
FZ1-15.12; E309|        Afar off, Rushing back, reddning with rage the Mighty Father   t524

FZ1-15.13; E309|        Siezd his bright Sheephook studded with gems & gold, he Swung it round
FZ1-15.14; E309|        His head shrill sounding in the sky, down rushd the Sun with noise
FZ1-15.15; E309|        Of war, The Mountains fled away they sought a place beneath
FZ1-15.16; E309|        Vala remaind in desarts of dark solitude. nor Sun nor Moon

FZ1-15.17; E309|        By night nor day to comfort her, she labourd in thick smoke   t525
FZ1-15.18; E309|        Tharmas endurd not, he fled howling. then a barren waste sunk
FZ1-15.19; E309|        Conglobing in the dark confusion, Mean time Los was born
FZ1-15.20; E309|        And Thou O Enitharmon! Hark I hear the hammers of Los   t526

FZ1-16.1;   E309|        They melt the bones of Vala, & the bones of Luvah into wedges
FZ1-16.2;   E309|        The innumerable sons & daughters of Luvah closd in furnaces
FZ1-16.3;   E309|        Melt into furrows. winter blows his bellows: ice & Snow
FZ1-16.4;   E309|        Tend the dire anvils. Mountains mourn & Rivers faint & fail

FZ1-16.5;   E309|        There is no City nor Corn-field nor Orchard! all is Rock & Sand
FZ1-16.6;   E309|        There is no Sun nor Moon nor Star. but rugged wintry rocks
FZ1-16.7;   E309|        Justling together in the void suspended by inward fires
FZ1-16.8;   E309|        Impatience now no longer can endure. Distracted Luvah

FZ1-16.9;   E309|        Bursting forth from the loins of Enitharmon, Thou fierce Terror
FZ1-16.10; E309|        Go howl in vain, Smite Smite his fetters Smite O wintry hammers
FZ1-16.11; E309|        Smite Spectre of Urthona, mock the fiend who drew us down
FZ1-16.12; E309|        From heavens of joy into this Deep. Now rage but rage in vain

FZ1-16.13; E310|        Thus Sang the Demons of the Deep. the Clarions of War blew loud
FZ1-16.14; E310|        The Feast redounds & Crownd with roses & the circling vine
FZ1-16.15; E310|        The Enormous Bride & Bridegroom sat, beside them Urizen
FZ1-16.16; E310|        With faded radiance sighd, forgetful of the flowing wine
FZ1-16.17; E310|        And of Ahania his Pure Bride but She was distant far

FZ1-16.18; E310|        But Los & Enitharmon sat in discontent & scorn
FZ1-16.19; E310|        Craving the more the more enjoying, drawing out sweet bliss
FZ1-16.20; E310|        From all the turning wheels of heaven & the chariots of the Slain

FZ1-16.21; E310|        At distance Far in Night repelld. in direful hunger craving
FZ1-16.22; E310|        Summers & Winters round revolving in the frightful deep.

FZ1-17.1;   E310|        Enion blind & age-bent wept upon the desolate wind   t527

FZ1-17.2;   E310|        Why does the Raven cry aloud and no eye pities her?
FZ1-17.3;   E310|        Why fall the Sparrow & the Robin in the foodless winter?
FZ1-17.4;   E310|        Faint! shivering they sit on leafless bush, or frozen stone   t528

FZ1-17.5;   E310|        Wearied with seeking food across the snowy waste; the little
FZ1-17.6;   E310|        Heart, cold; and the little tongue consum'd, that once in thoughtless joy
FZ1-17.7;   E310|        Gave songs of gratitude to waving corn fields round their nest.  t529

FZ1-17.8;   E310|        Why howl the Lion & the Wolf? why do they roam abroad?   t530
FZ1-17.9;   E310|        Deluded by summers heat they sport in enormous love   t531
FZ1-17.10; E310|        And cast their young out to the hungry wilds & sandy desarts

FZ1-18.1;   E310|        Why is the Sheep given to the knife? the Lamb plays in the Sun
FZ1-18.2;   E310|        He starts! he hears the foot of Man! he says, Take thou my wool
FZ1-18.3;   E310|        But spare my life, but he knows not that winter cometh fast.   t532

FZ1-18.4;   E310|        The Spider sits in his labourd Web, eager watching for the Fly
FZ1-18.5;   E310|        Presently comes a famishd Bird & takes away the Spider
FZ1-18.6;   E310|        His Web is left all desolate, that his little anxious heart
FZ1-18.7;   E310|        So careful wove; & spread it out with sighs and weariness.

FZ1-18.8;   E310|        This was the Lamentation of Enion round the golden Feast
FZ1-18.9;   E310|        Eternity groand and was troubled at the image of Eternal Death
FZ1-18.10; E310|        Without the body of Man an Exudation from his sickning limbs

FZ1-18.11; E310|        Now Man was come to the Palm tree & to the Oak of Weeping   t533
FZ1-18.12; E310|        Which stand upon the Edge of Beulah & he sunk down
FZ1-8.13; E310|        From the Supporting arms of the Eternal Saviour; who disposd
FZ1-18.14; E310|        The pale limbs of his Eternal Individuality
FZ1-18.15; E310|        Upon The Rock of Ages. Watching over him with Love & Care   t534

FZ1-21.1;   E310|        Then those in Great Eternity met in the Council of God
FZ1-21.2;   E310|        As one Man for contracting their Exalted Senses

FZ1-21.3;   E311|        They behold Multitude or Expanding they behold as one
FZ1-21.4;   E311|        As One Man all the Universal family & that one Man   t536
FZ1-21.5;   E311|        They call Jesus the Christ & they in him & he in them
FZ1-21.6;   E311|        Live in Perfect harmony in Eden the land of life
FZ1-21.7;   E311|        Consulting as One Man above the Mountain of Snowdon Sublime   t537

FZ1-21.8;   E311|        For messengers from Beulah come in tears & darkning clouds
FZ1-21.9;   E311|        Saying Shiloh is in ruins our brother is sick Albion He   t538
FZ1-21.10; E311|        Whom thou lovest is sick he wanders from his house of Eternity
FZ1-21.11; E311|        The daughters of Beulah terrified have closd the Gate of the Tongue
FZ1-21.12; E311|        Luvah & Urizen contend in war around the holy tent

FZ1-21.13; E311|        So spoke the Ambassadors from Beulah & with solemn mourning   t539
FZ1-21.14; E311|        They were introducd to the divine presence & they kneeled down
FZ1-21.15; E311|        In Conways Vale thus recounting the Wars of Death Eternal   t540

FZ1-21.16; E311|        The Eternal Man wept in the holy tent Our Brother in Eternity
FZ1-21.17; E311|        Even Albion whom thou lovest wept in pain his family
FZ1-21.18; E311|        Slept round on hills & valleys in the regions of his love
FZ1-21.19; E311|        But Urizen awoke & Luvah woke & thus conferrd

FZ1-21.20; E311|        Thou Luvah said the Prince of Light behold our sons & daughters
FZ1-21.21; E311|        Reposd on beds. let them sleep on. do thou alone depart
FZ1-21.22; E311|        Into thy wished Kingdom where in Majesty & Power
FZ1-21.23; E311|        We may erect a throne. deep in the North I place my lot
FZ1-21.24; E311|        Thou in the South listen attentive. In silent of this night
FZ1-21.25; E311|        I will infold the Eternal tent in clouds opake while thou
FZ1-21.26; E311|        Siezing the chariots of the morning. Go oufleeting ride
FZ1-21.27; E311|        Afar into the Zenith high bending thy furious course
FZ1-21.28; E311|        Southward with half the tents of men inclosd in clouds
FZ1-21.29; E311|        Of Tharmas & Urthona. I remaining in porches of the brain
FZ1-21.30; E311|        Will lay my scepter on Jerusalem the Emanation
FZ1-21.31; E311|        On all her sons & on thy sons O Luvah & on mine   t541
FZ1-21.32; E311|        Till dawn was wont to wake them then my trumpet sounding loud
FZ1-21.33; E311|        Ravishd away in night my strong command shall be obeyd
FZ1-21.34; E311|        For I have placd my centinels in stations each tenth man
FZ1-21.35; E311|        Is bought & sold & in dim night my Word shall be their law

FZ1-22.1;   E311|        Luvah replied Dictate to thy Equals. am not I
FZ1-22.2;   E311|        The Prince of all the hosts of Men nor Equal know in Heaven
FZ1-22.3;   E311|        If I arise into the Zenith leaving thee to watch
FZ1-22.4;   E311|        The Emanation & her Sons the Satan & the Anak
FZ1-22.5;   E311|        Sihon and Og. wilt thou not rebel to my laws remain
FZ1-22.6;   E311|        In darkness building thy strong throne & in my ancient night
FZ1-22.7;   E311|        Daring my power wilt arm my sons against me in the Atlantic   t542
FZ1-22.8;   E311|        My deep My night which thou assuming hast assumed my Crown
FZ1-22.9;   E311|        I will remain as well as thou & here with hands of blood
FZ1-22.10; E311|        Smite this dark sleeper in his tent then try my strength with thee

FZ1-22.11; E312|        While thus he spoke his fires reddend oer the holy tent   t543
FZ1-22.12; E312|        Urizen cast deep darkness round him silent brooding death
FZ1-22.13; E312|        Eternal death to Luvah. raging Luvah pourd
FZ1-22.14; E312|        The Lances of Urizen from chariots. round the holy tent
FZ1-22.15; E312|        Discord began & yells & cries shook the wide firmament

FZ1-22.16; E312|        Beside his anvil stood Urthona dark. a mass of iron
FZ1-22.17; E312|        Glowd furious on the anvil prepard for spades & coulters All
FZ1-22.18; E312|        His sons fled from his side to join the conflict pale he heard
FZ1-22.19; E312|        The Eternal voice he stood the sweat chilld on his mighty limbs
FZ1-22.20; E312|        He dropd his hammer. dividing from his aking bosom fled
FZ1-22.21; E312|        A portion of his life shrieking upon the wind she fled
FZ1-22.22; E312|        And Tharmas took her in pitying Then Enion in jealous fear
FZ1-22.23; E312|        Murderd her & hid her in her bosom embalming her for fear
FZ1-22.24; E312|        She should arise again to life Embalmd in Enions bosom
FZ1-22.25; E312|        Enitharmon remains a corse such thing was never known
FZ1-22.26; E312|        In Eden that one died a death never to be revivd
FZ1-22.27; E312|        Urthona stood in terror but not long his spectre fled
FZ1-22.28; E312|        To Enion & his body fell. Tharmas beheld him fall
FZ1-22.29; E312|        Endlong a raging serpent rolling round the holy tent
FZ1-22.30; E312|        The sons of war astonishd at the Glittring monster drove
FZ1-22.31; E312|        Him far into the world of Tharmas into a cavernd rock

FZ1-22.32; E312|        But Urizen with darkness overspreading all the armies
FZ1-22.33; E312|        Sent round his heralds secretly commanding to depart
FZ1-22.34; E312|        Into the north Sudden with thunders sound his multitudes
FZ1-22.35; E312|        Retreat from the fierce conflict all the sons of Urizen at once
FZ1-22.36; E312|        Mustring together in thick clouds leaving the rage of Luvah
FZ1-22.37; E312|        To pour its fury on himself & on the Eternal Man

FZ1-22.38; E312|        Sudden down fell they all together into an unknown Space
FZ1-22.39; E312|        Deep horrible without End. Separated from Beulah far beneath
FZ1-22.40; E312|        The Mans exteriors are become indefinite opend to pain
FZ1-22.41; E312|        In a fierce hungring void & none can visit his regions

FZ1-21[19].1;   E312|        Jerusalem his Emanation is become a ruin   t544
FZ1-21[19].2;   E312|        Her little ones are slain on the top of every street   t545
FZ1-21[19].3;   E312|        And she herself le[d] captive & scatterd into the indefinite   t546
FZ1-21[19].4;   E312|        Gird on thy sword O thou most mighty in glory & majesty
FZ1-21[19].5;   E312|        Destroy these opressors of Jerusalem & those who ruin Shiloh

FZ1-21[19].6;   E312|        So spoke the Messengers of Beulah. Silently removing
FZ1-21[19].7;   E312|        The Family Divine drew up the Universal tent
FZ1-21[19].8;   E312|        Above High Snowdon & closd the Messengers in clouds around   t547
FZ1-21[19].9;   E312|        Till the time of the End. Then they Elected Seven. called the Seven
FZ1-21[19].10; E312|        Eyes of God & the Seven lamps of the Almighty
FZ1-21[19].11; E312|        The Seven are one within the other the Seventh is named Jesus

FZ1-21[19].12; E313|        The Lamb of God blessed for ever & he followd the Man
FZ1-21[19].13; E313|        Who wanderd in mount Ephraim seeking a Sepulcher
FZ1-21[19].14; E313|        His inward eyes closing from the Divine vision & all
FZ1-21[19].15; E313|        His children wandering outside from his bosom fleeing away   t548

FZ1-22[20].1;   E313|        The Daughters of Beulah beheld the Emanation they pitied
FZ1-22[20].2;   E313|        They wept before the Inner gates of Enitharmons bosom
FZ1-22[20].3;   E313|        And of her fine wrought brain & of her bowels within her loins
FZ1-22[20].4;   E313|        Three gates within Glorious & bright open into Beulah   t550
FZ1-22[20].5;   E313|        From Enitharmons inward parts but the bright female terror
FZ1-22[20].6;   E313|        Refusd to open the bright gates she closd and barrd them fast
FZ1-22[20].7;   E313|        Lest Los should enter into Beulah thro her beautiful gates
FZ1-22[20].8;   E313|        The Emanation stood before the Gates of Enitharmon   t551
FZ1-22[20].9;   E313|        Weeping. the Daughters of Beulah silent in the Porches
FZ1-22[20].10; E313|        Spread her a couch unknown to Enitharmon here reposd
FZ1-22[20].11; E313|        Jerusalem in slumbers soft lulld into silent rest
FZ1-22[20].12; E313|        Terrific ragd the Eternal Wheels of intellect terrific ragd
FZ1-22[20].13; E313|        The living creatures of the wheels in the Wars of Eternal life
FZ1-22[20].14; E313|        But perverse rolld the wheels of Urizen & Luvah back reversd
FZ1-22[20].15; E313|        Downwards & outwards consuming in the wars of Eternal Death   t552

FZ1-21[19]end; E313|        End of The First Night


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