The Marriage of Heaven and Hell : A Facsimile in Full Color, Paperback Book

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell : A Facsimile in Full Color Paperback

Part of the Dover Fine Art, History of Art series

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One of my two or three favorite poetical works of all time. A great source of wisdom and one of the few works in which Blake reveals a sense of humor.

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The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.<br/>Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.<br/>The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.<br/>The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.<br/>The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God.<br/>The nakedness of woman is the work of God.<br/>Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.

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The illuminations accompanying Blake's poetry should be considered necessary to the reading of his poems. The illuminations are beautiful, descriptive, obviously terribly time consuming and should not be counted as something separate from the words. That said, sometimes it is difficult to read the poems on the illuminations, as they were meant to be read. This book provides the complete illuminations followed by the poems sans illumination, for ease of reading.