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Title; E300|        THE FOUR ZOAS   t403

FZ3-heading; E326|        PAGE 37 VALA

FZ3-heading; E326|        Night the Third   t626

FZ3-37.1;   E326|        Now sat the King of Light on high upon his starry throne
FZ3-37.2;   E326|        And bright Ahania bow'd herself before his splendid feet

FZ3-37.3;   E326|        O Urizen look on Me. like a mournful stream   t627
FZ3-37.4;   E326|        I Embrace round thy knees & wet My bright hair with my tears:   t628
FZ3-37.5;   E326|        Why sighs my Lord! are not the morning stars thy obedient Sons
FZ3-37.6;   E326|        Do they not bow their bright heads at thy voice? at thy command
FZ3-37.7;   E326|        Do they not fly into their stations & return their light to thee
FZ3-37.8;   E326|        The immortal Atmospheres are thine, there thou art seen in glory
FZ3-37.9;   E326|        Surrounded by the ever changing Daughters of the Light
FZ3-37.10; E326|        Why wilt thou look upon futurity darkning present joy   t629

FZ3-37.11; E326|        She ceas'd the Prince his light obscurd & the splendors of his crown

FZ3-38.1;   E326|        Infolded in thick clouds, from whence his mighty voice burst forth

FZ3-38.2;   E326|        O bright [Ahania] a Boy is born of the dark Ocean   t630
FZ3-38.3;   E326|        Whom Urizen doth serve, with Light replenishing his darkness
FZ3-38.4;   E326|        I am set here a King of trouble commanded here to serve
FZ3-38.5;   E326|        And do my ministry to those who eat of my wide table
FZ3-38.6;   E326|        All this is mine yet I must serve & that Prophetic boy
FZ3-38.7;   E326|        Must grow up to command his Prince but hear my determind Decree   t631
FZ3-38.8;   E326|        Vala shall become a Worm in Enitharmons Womb   t632
FZ3-38.9;   E326|        Laying her seed upon the fibres soon to issue forth
FZ3-38.10; E326|        And Luvah in the loins of Los a dark & furious death
FZ3-38.11; E326|        Alas for me! what will become of me at that dread time?

FZ3-38.12; E326|        Ahania bow'd her head & wept seven days before the King
FZ3-38.13; E326|        And on the eighth day when his clouds unfolded from his throne
FZ3-38.14; E326|        She rais'd her bright head sweet perfumd & thus with heavenly voice

FZ3-38.15; E326|        O Prince the Eternal One hath set thee leader of his hosts   t633

FZ3-39.1;   E326|        Leave all futurity to him Resume thy fields of Light   t634
FZ3-39.2;   E326|        Why didst thou listen to the voice of Luvah that dread morn
FZ3-39.3;   E326|        To give the immortal steeds of light to his deceitful hands
FZ3-39.4;   E326|        No longer now obedient to thy will thou art compell'd
FZ3-39.5;   E326|        To forge the curbs of iron & brass to build the iron mangers   t635
FZ3-39.6;   E326|        To feed them with intoxication from the wine presses of Luvah

FZ3-39.7;   E327|        Till the Divine Vision & Fruition is quite obliterated
FZ3-39.8;   E327|        They call thy lions to the fields of blood, they rowze thy tygers
FZ3-39.9;   E327|        Out of the halls of justice, till these dens thy wisdom framd
FZ3-39.10; E327|        Golden & beautiful but O how unlike those sweet fields of bliss
FZ3-39.11; E327|        Where liberty was justice & eternal science was mercy
FZ3-3912; E327|        Then O my dear lord listen to Ahania, listen to the vision
FZ3-39.13; E327|        The vision of Ahania in the slumbers of Urizen
FZ3-39.14; E327|        When Urizen slept in the porch & the Ancient Man was smitten   t636

FZ3-39.15; E327|        The Darkning Man walkd on the steps of fire before his halls   t637
FZ3-39.16; E327|        And Vala walkd with him in dreams of soft deluding slumber
FZ3-39.17; E327|        He looked up & saw thee Prince of Light thy splendor faded   t638
FZ3-39.18; E327|        But saw not Los nor Enitharmon for Luvah hid them in shadow   t639

FZ3-40.1;   E327|        In a soft cloud Outstretch'd across, & Luvah dwelt in the cloud  t640

FZ3-40.2;   E327|        Then Man ascended mourning into the splendors of his palace   t641
FZ3-40.3;   E327|        Above him rose a Shadow from his wearied intellect   t642
FZ3-40.4;   E327|        Of living gold, pure, perfect, holy; in white linen pure he hover'd
FZ3-40.5;   E327|        A sweet entrancing self delusion, a watry vision of Man
FZ3-40.6;   E327|        Soft exulting in existence all the Man absorbing

FZ3-40.7;   E327|        Man fell upon his face prostrate before the watry shadow
FZ3-40.8;   E327|        Saying O Lord whence is this change thou knowest I am nothing
FZ3-40.9;   E327|        And Vala trembled & coverd her face, & her locks. were spread on the pavement

FZ3-40.10; E327|        I heard astonishd at the Vision & my heart trembled within me   t643
FZ3-40.11; E327|        I heard the voice of the Slumberous Man & thus he spoke   t644
FZ3-40.12; E327|        Idolatrous to his own Shadow words of Eternity uttering   t645

FZ3-40.13; E327|        O I am nothing when I enter into judgment with thee
FZ3-40.14; E327|        If thou withdraw thy breath I die & vanish into Hades
FZ3-40.15; E327|        If thou dost lay thine hand upon me behold I am silent
FZ3-40.16; E327|        If thou withhold thine hand I perish like a fallen leaf
FZ3-40.17; E327|        O I am nothing & to nothing must return again
FZ3-40.18; E327|        If thou withdraw thy breath, behold I am oblivion

FZ3-40.19; E327|        He ceasd: the shadowy voice was silent; but the cloud hoverd over their heads

ED; E327|        [--For the late insertion of the name "Albion" on this page, see textual notes.--]
FZ3-41.1;   E327|        In olden wreathes, the sorrow of Man & the balmy drops fell down
FZ3-41.2;   E327|        And Lo that Son of Man, that shadowy Spirit of the Fallen One   t646
FZ3-41.3;   E327|        Luvah, descended from the cloud; In terror Albion rose-
FZ3-41.4;   E327|        Indignant rose the Awful Man & turnd his back on Vala   t647

FZ3-41.5;   E327|        Why roll thy clouds in sick'ning mists. I can no longer hide   t648
FZ3-41.6;   E327|        The dismal vision of mine Eyes, O love & life & light!   t649
FZ3-41.7;   E327|        Prophetic dreads urge me to speak. futurity is before me

FZ3-41.8;   E328|        Like a dark lamp. Eternal death haunts all my expectation
FZ3-41.9;   E328|        Rent from Eternal Brotherhood we die & are no more

FZ3-41.10; E328|        I heard the Voice of Albion starting from his sleep   t650

FZ3-41.11; E328|        "Whence is this voice crying Enion that soundeth in my ears
FZ3-41.12; E328|        O cruel pity! O dark deceit! can Love seek for dominion   t651

FZ3-41.13; E328|        And Luvah strove to gain dominion over the mighty Albion   t652
FZ3-41.14; E328|        They strove together above the Body where Vala was inclos'd
FZ3-41.15; E328|        And the dark Body of Albion left prostrate upon the crystal pavement   t653
FZ3-41.16; E328|        Coverd with boils from head to foot. the terrible smitings of Luvah

FZ3-41.17; E328|        Then frownd the Fallen Man & put forth Luvah from his presence   t654
FZ3-41.18; E328|        (I heard him: frown not Urizen: but listen to my Vision)

FZ3-42.1;   E328|        Saying, Go & die the Death of Man for Vala the sweet wanderer
FZ3-42.2;   E328|        I will turn the volutions of your Ears outward; & bend your Nostrils
FZ3-42.3;   E328|        Downward; & your fluxile Eyes englob'd, roll round in fear
FZ3-42.4;   E328|        Your withring Lips & Tongue shrink up into a narrow circle
FZ3-42.5;   E328|        Till into narrow forms you creep. Go take your fiery way
FZ3-42.6;   E328|        And learn what 'tis to absorb the Man you Spirits of Pity & Love

FZ3-42.7;   E328|        O Urizen why art thou pale at the visions of Ahania   t656
FZ3-42.8;   E328|        Listen to her who loves thee lest we also are driven away.

FZ3-42.9;   E328|        They heard the Voice & fled swift as the winters setting sun   t657
FZ3-42.10; E328|        And now the Human Blood foamd high, I saw that Luvah & Vala   t658
FZ3-42.11; E328|        Went down the Human Heart where Paradise & its joys abounded   t659
FZ3-42.12; E328|        In jealous fears in fury & rage, & flames roll'd round their fervid feet
FZ3-42.13; E328|        And the vast form of Nature like a Serpent play'd before them
FZ3-42.14; E328|        And as they went in folding fires & thunders of the deep
FZ3-42.15; E328|        Vala shrunk in like the dark sea that leaves its slimy banks
FZ3-42.16; E328|        And from her bosom Luvah fell far as the east & west
FZ3-42.17; E328|        And the vast form of Nature like a Serpent roll'd between.   t660

FZ3-42.18; E328|        She ended. for [from] his wrathful throne burst forth the black hail storm   t661

FZ3-42.19; E328|        Am I not God said Urizen. Who is Equal to me
FZ3-42.20; E328|        Do I not stretch the heavens abroad or fold them up like a garment

FZ3-42.21; E328|        He spoke mustering his heavy clouds around him black opake

FZ3-43.1;   E328|        Then thunders rolld around & lightnings darted to & fro
FZ3-43.2;   E328|        His visage changd to darkness & his strong right hand came forth   t662
FZ3-43.3;   E328|        To cast Ahania to the Earth be siezd her by the hair
FZ3-43.4;   E328|        And threw her from the steps of ice that froze around his throne

FZ3-43.5;   E328|        Saying Art thou also become like Vala. thus I cast thee out
FZ3-43.6;   E328|        Shall the feminine indolent bliss. the indulgent self of weariness

FZ3-43.7;   E329|        The passive idle sleep the enormous night & darkness of Death
FZ3-43.8;   E329|        Set herself up to give her laws to the active masculine virtue
FZ3-43.9;   E329|        Thou little diminutive portion that darst be a counterpart
FZ3-43.10; E329|        Thy passivity thy laws of obedience & insincerity
FZ3-43.11; E329|        Are my abhorrence. Wherefore hast thou taken that fair form
FZ3-43.12; E329|        Whence is this power given to thee! once thou wast in my breast
FZ3-43.13; E329|        A sluggish current of dim waters. on whose verdant margin
FZ3-43.14; E329|        A cavern shaggd with horrid shades. dark cool & deadly. where
FZ3-43.15; E329|        I laid my head in the hot noon after the broken clods
FZ3-43.16; E329|        Had wearied me. there I lad my plow & there my horses fed
FZ3-43.17; E329|        And thou hast risen with thy moist locks into a watry image
FZ3-43.18; E329|        Reflecting all my indolence my weakness & my death
FZ3-43.19; E329|        To weigh me down beneath the grave into non Entity
FZ3-43.20; E329|        Where Luvah strives scorned by Vala age after age wandering
FZ3-43.21; E329|        Shrinking & shrinking from her Lord & calling him the Tempter
FZ3-43.22; E329|        And art thou also become like Vala thus I cast thee out.

FZ3-43.23; E329|        So loud in thunders spoke the King folded in dark despair
FZ3-43.24; E329|        And threw Ahania from his bosom obdurate She fell like lightning
FZ3-43.25; E329|        Then fled the sons of Urizen from his thunderous throne petrific
FZ3-43.26; E329|        They fled to East & West & left the North & South of Heaven
FZ3-43.27; E329|        A crash ran thro the immense The bounds of Destiny were broken
FZ3-43.28; E329|        The bounds of Destiny crashd direful & the swelling Sea
FZ3-43.29; E329|        Burst from its bonds in whirlpools fierce roaring with Human voice
FZ3-43.30; E329|        Triumphing even to the Stars at bright Ahanias fall

FZ3-43.31; E329|        Down from the dismal North the Prince in thunders & thick clouds

FZ3-44.1;   E329|        As when the thunderbolt down falleth on the appointed place
FZ3-44.2;   E329|        Fell down down rushing ruining thundering shuddering   t663
FZ3-44.3;   E329|        Into the Caverns of the Grave & places of Human Seed
FZ3-44.4;   E329|        Where the impressions of Despair & Hope enroot forever
FZ3-44.5;   E329|        A world of Darkness. Ahania fell far into Non Entity

FZ3-44.6;   E329|        She Continued falling. Loud the Crash continud loud & Hoarse
FZ3-44.7;   E329|        From the Crash roared a flame of blue sulphureous fire from the flame   t664
FZ3-44.8;   E329|        A dolorous groan that struck with dumbness all confusion
FZ3-44.9;   E329|        Swallowing up the horrible din in agony on agony
FZ3-44.10; E329|        Thro the Confusion like a crack across from immense to immense
FZ3-44.11; E329|        Loud strong a universal groan of death louder
FZ3-44.12; E329|        Than all the wracking elements deafend & rended worse
FZ3-44.13; E329|        Than Urizen & all his hosts in curst despair down rushing
FZ3-44.14; E329|        But from the Dolorous Groan on like a shadow of smoke appeard
FZ3-44.15; E329|        And human bones rattling together in the smoke & stamping
FZ3-44.16; E329|        The nether Abyss & gnasshing in fierce despair. panting in sobs
FZ3-44.17; E329|        Thick short incessant bursting sobbing. deep despairing stamping struggling

FZ3-44.18; E330|        Struggling to utter the voice of Man struggling to take the features of Man. Struggling   t665
FZ3-44.19; E330|        To take the limbs of Man at length emerging from the smoke
FZ3-44.20; E330|        Of Urizen dashed in pieces from his precipitant fall
FZ3-44.21; E330|        Tharmas reard up his hands & stood on the affrighted Ocean
FZ3-44.22; E330|        The dead reard up his Voice & stood on the resounding shore

FZ3-44.23; E330|        Crying. Fury in my limbs. destruction in my bones & marrow
FZ3-44.24; E330|        My skull riven into filaments. my eyes into sea jellies
FZ3-44.25; E330|        Floating upon the tide wander bubbling & bubbling
FZ3-44.26; E330|        Uttering my lamentations & begetting little monsters
FZ3-44.27; E330|        Who sit mocking upon the little pebbles of the tide
FZ3-44.28; E330|        In all my rivers & on dried shells that the fish

FZ3-45.1;   E330|        Have quite forsaken. O fool fool to lose my sweetest bliss
FZ3-45.2;   E330|        Where art thou Enion ah too near to cunning too far off
FZ3-45.3;   E330|        And yet too near. Dashd down I send thee into distant darkness
FZ3-45.4;   E330|        Far as my strength can hurl thee wander there & laugh & play
FZ3-45.5;   E330|        Among the frozen arrows they will tear thy tender flesh
FZ3-45.6;   E330|        Fall off afar from Tharmas come not too near my strong fury
FZ3-45.7;   E330|        Scream & fall off & laugh at Tharmas lovely summer beauty
FZ3-45.8;   E330|        Till winter rends thee into Shivers as thou hast rended me

FZ3-45.9;   E330|        So Tharmas bellowd oer the ocean thundring sobbing bursting
FZ3-45.10; E330|        The bounds of Destiny were broken & hatred now began
FZ3-45.11; E330|        Instead of love to Enion. Enion blind & age bent
FZ3-45.12; E330|        Plungd into the cold billows living a life in midst of waters
FZ3-45.13; E330|        In terrors she witherd away to Entuthon Benithon
FZ3-45.14; E330|        A world of deep darkness where all things in horrors are rooted

FZ3-45.15; E330|        These are the words of Enion heard from the cold waves of despair

FZ3-45.16; E330|        O Tharmas I had lost thee. & when I hoped I had found thee
FZ3-45.17; E330|        O Tharmas do not thou destroy me quite but let
FZ3-45.18; E330|        A little shadow. but a little showery form of Enion
FZ3-45.19; E330|        Be near thee loved Terror. let me still remain & then do thou
FZ3-45.20; E330|        Thy righteous doom upon me. only let me hear thy voice
FZ3-45.21; E330|        Driven by thy rage I wander like a cloud into the deep
FZ3-45.22; E330|        Where never yet Existence came, there losing all my life
FZ3-45.23; E330|        I back return weaker & weaker, consume me not away
FZ3-45.24; E330|        In thy great wrath. tho I have sinned. tho I have rebelld
FZ3-45.25; E330|        Make me not like the things forgotten as they had not been
FZ3-45.26; E330|        Make not the thing that loveth thee. a tear wiped away

FZ3-45.27; E330|        Tharmas replied riding on storms his voice of Thunder rolld   t666

FZ3-45.28; E330|        Image of grief thy fading lineaments make my eyelids fail
FZ3-45.29; E330|        What have I done! both rage & mercy are alike to me
FZ3-45.30; E330|        Looking upon thee Image of faint waters. I recoil

FZ3-45.31; E331|        From my fierce rage into thy semblance. Enion return
FZ3-45.32; E331|        Why does thy piteous face Evanish like a rainy cloud

FZ3-46.1;   E331|        Melting. a shower of falling tears. nothing but tears! Enion:
FZ3-46.2;   E331|        Substanceless. voiceless, weeping. vanishd. nothing but tears! Enion
FZ3-46.3;   E331|        Art thou for ever vanishd from the watry eyes of Tharmas
FZ3-46.4;   E331|        Rage Rage shall never from my bosom. winds & waters of woe
FZ3-46.5;   E331|        Consuming all to the end consuming Love and Hope are ended   t667

FZ3-46.6;   E331|        For now no more remaind of Enion in the dismal air
FZ3-46.7;   E331|        Only a voice eternal wailing in the Elements

FZ3-46.8;   E331|        Where Enion, blind & age bent wanderd Ahania wanders now
FZ3-46.9;   E331|        She wanders in Eternal fear of falling into the indefinite
FZ3-46.10; E331|        For her bright eyes behold the Abyss. sometimes a little sleep
FZ3-46.11; E331|        Weighs down her eyelids then she falls then starting wakes in fears
FZ3-46.12; E331|        Sleepless to wander round repelld on the margin of Non Entity
FZ3-46; E331|        The End of the Third Night


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