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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
Selections from ‘The Four Zoas’
[A Vision of Eternity]
(Four Zoas, Night II, ll. 107–12.)

ETERNITY 1 appear’d above them as One Man, enfolded
In Luvah’s robes of blood, and bearing all his afflictions:
As the sun shines down on the misty earth, such was the Vision.
But purple Night, and crimson Morning, and golden Day, descending
Thro’ the clear changing atmosphere, display’d green fields among        5
The varying clouds, like Paradises stretch’d in the expanse,
With towns, and villages, and temples, tents, sheep-folds and pastures,
Where dwell the children of the Elemental worlds in harmony.
Note 1. A Vision of Eternity] Cp. the lines in a letter to Butts, dated Felpham, Oct. 2, 1800. [back]

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