Poetry and Prose

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The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

All Religions are One There is No Natural Religion [a] There is No Natural Religion [b] The Book of Thel Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Index) For Children: The Gates of Paradise The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Visions of the Daughters of Albion America a Prophecy Europe a Prophecy The Song of Los The [First] Book of Urizen The Book of Ahania The Book of Los Milton: a Poem in 2 Books Jerusalem: The Emanation of The Giant Albion frontispiece To the Public Chap: 1 [plates4-27] To the Jews "The fields from Islington to Marybone Chap: 2 [plates 28-50] To the Deists

For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise On Homers Poetry On Virgil The Ghost of Abel [Laocoön] Tiriel The French Revolution The Four Zoas Vala Night the First Vala Night the [Second] Vala Night the Third Vala Night the Fourth Vala Night the Fifth Vala Night the Sixth Vala Night the Seventh Vala Night the Eighth Vala Night the Ninth Being The Last Judgment Poetical Sketches [An Island in the Moon] [Songs and Ballads] (Index) [The Pickering Manuscript] (Index) [Satiric Verses and Epigrams] The Everlasting Gospel [Blake's Exhibition and

Annotations to: Lavater's Aphorisms on Man Swedenborg's Heaven and Hell Swedenborg's Divine Love and Divine Wisdom Swedenborg's Divine Providence An Apology for the Bible by R. Watson Bacon's Essays Moral, Economical and Political Boyd's Historical Notes on Dante The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds Spurzheim's Observations on Insanity Berkeley's Siris Wordsworth's Poems Wordsworth's Preface to The Excursion Thorton's The Lord's Prayer, Newly Translated Cellini(?) Young's Night Thoughts [Inscriptions and Notes On or For Pictures] [Miscellaneous Prose] [The Letters] (Index)

"I saw a Monk of Charlemaine" Chap 3 [plates 53-75] To the Christians "I stood among my valleys of the south" "England! awake! . . ." C[hap] 4 [plates 78-99]

Catalogue of 1809] [Descriptions of the Last Judgment] [Blake's Chaucer: Prospectuses] [Public Address]

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The Voice of one crying in the Wilderness

The Argument As the true method of knowledge is experiment AROargmuent; E1| the true faculty of knowing must be the faculty which AROargument; E1| experiences. This faculty I treat of. ARO; E1| PRINCIPLE 1st That the Poetic Genius is the true Man. and that AROprin1; E1| the body or outward form of Man is derived from the Poetic AROprin1; E1| Genius. Likewise that the forms of all things are derived from AROprin1; E1| their Genius. which by the Ancients was call'd an Angel & Spirit AROpriin1; E1| & Demon. ARO; E1| PRINCIPLE 2d As all men are alike in outward form, So (and AROprin2; E1| with the same infinite variety) all are alike in the Poetic AROprin2; E1| Genius ARO; E1| PRINCIPLE 3d No man can think write or speak from his heart, AROprin3; E1| but he must intend truth. Thus all sects of Philosophy are from AROprin3; E1| the Poetic Genius adapted to the weaknesses of every AROprin3; E1| individual ARO; E1| PRINCIPLE 4. As none by traveling over known lands can find out AROprin4; E1| the unknown. So from already acquired knowledge Man could not AROprin4; E1| acquire more. therefore an universal Poetic Genius exists ARO; E1| PRINCIPLE. 5. The Religions of all Nations are derived from AROprin5; E1| each Nations different reception of the Poetic Genius which is AROprin5; E1| every where call'd the Spirit of Prophecy. ARO; E1| PRINCIPLE 6 The Jewish & Christian Testaments are An original AROprin6; E1| derivation from the Poetic Genius. this is necessary from the AROprin6; E1| confined nature of bodily sensation ARO; E1| ARO; E2| AROprin7; E2| AROprin7; E2|

PRINCIPLE 7th As all men are alike (tho' infinitely various) So all Religions & as all similars have one source The true Man is the source he being the Poetic Genius

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THERE is NO NATURAL RELIGION The Author & Printer W Blake

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