Title; E33|        THE MARRIAGE of HEAVEN and HELL   t143

 
ED; E33|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 2

 
MHH; E33|        The Argument.

 
MHHArgument; E33|        Rintrah roars & shakes his fires in the burdend air;
MHHArgument; E33|        Hungry clouds swag on the deep

 
MHHArgument; E33|        Once meek, and in a perilous path,
MHHArgument; E33|        The just man kept his course along
MHHArgument; E33|        The vale of death.
MHHArgument; E33|        Roses are planted where thorns grow.
MHHArgument; E33|        And on the barren heath
MHHArgument; E33|        Sing the honey bees.

 
MHHArgument; E33|        Then the perilous path was planted:
MHHArgument; E33|        And a river, and a spring
MHHArgument; E33|        On every cliff and tomb;
MHHArgument; E33|        And on the bleached bones
MHHArgument; E33|        Red clay brought forth.

 
MHHArgument; E33|        Till the villain left the paths of ease,
MHHArgument; E33|        To walk in perilous paths, and drive
MHHArgument; E33|        The just man into barren climes.

 
MHHArgument; E33|        Now the sneaking serpent walks
MHHArgument; E33|        In mild humility.
MHHArgument; E33|        And the just man rages in the wilds
MHHArgument; E33|        Where lions roam.

 
MHHArgument; E33|        Rintrah roars & shakes his fires in the burdend air;
MHHArgument; E33|        Hungry clouds swag on the deep.
MHHArgument; E33|        ____________________________________________

 
ED; E34|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 3
MHH3;   E34|        As a new heaven is begun, and it is now thirty-three years   t144
MHH3;   E34|        since its advent: the Eternal Hell revives. And lo! Swedenborg is
MHH3;   E34|        the Angel sitting at the tomb; his writings are the linen clothes
MHH3;   E34|        folded up. Now is the dominion of Edom, & the return of Adam into
MHH3;   E34|        Paradise; see Isaiah XXXIV & XXXV Chap:
MHH3;   E34|        Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and
MHH3;   E34|        Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to
MHH3;   E34|        Human existence.
MHH3;   E34|        From these contraries spring what the religious call Good &
MHH3;   E34|        Evil. Good is the passive that obeys Reason[.] Evil is the active
MHH3;   E34|        springing from Energy.
MHH3;   E34|        Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell.

 
ED; E34|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 4
MHH4;   E34|        The voice of the Devil

 
MHH4;   E34|        All Bibles or sacred codes. have been the causes of the
MHH4;   E34|        following Errors.
MHH4;   E34|        1. That Man has two real existing principles Viz: a Body & a
MHH4;   E34|        Soul.
MHH4;   E34|        2 That Energy. calld Evil. is alone from the Body. & that
MHH4;   E34|        Reason. calld Good. is alone from the Soul.
MHH4;   E34|        3. That God will torment Man in Eternity for following his
MHH4;   E34|        Energies.
MHH4;   E34|        But the following Contraries to these are True
MHH4;   E34|        1 Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that calld Body is
MHH4;   E34|        a portion of Soul discernd by the five Senses. the chief inlets
MHH4;   E34|        of Soul in this age
MHH4;   E34|        2. Energy is the only life and is from the Body and Reason is
MHH4;   E34|        the bound or outward circumference of Energy.
MHH4;   E34|        3 Energy is Eternal Delight

ED; E34|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 5
MHH5;   E34|        Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough
MHH5;   E34|        to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps its place &
MHH5;   E34|        governs the unwilling.
MHH5;   E34|        And being restraind it by degrees becomes passive till it is
MHH5;   E34|        only the shadow of desire.
MHH5;   E34|        The history of this is written in Paradise Lost. & the Governor
MHH5;   E34|        or Reason is call'd Messiah.
MHH5;   E34|        And the original Archangel or possessor of the command of the
MHH5;   E34|        heavenly host, is calld the Devil or Satan and his children are
MHH5;   E34|        call'd Sin & Death
MHH5;   E34|        But in the Book of Job Miltons Messiah is call'd Satan.
MHH5;   E34|        For this history has been adopted by both parties
MHH5;   E34|        It indeed appear'd to Reason as if Desire was cast out. but the

 
MHH5;   E35|        Devils account is, that the Messi[Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 6]ah fell. & formed a heaven
MHH6;   E35|        of what he stole from the Abyss
MHH6;   E35|        This is shewn in the Gospel, where he prays to the Father to
MHH6;   E35|        send the comforter or Desire that Reason may have Ideas to build
MHH6;   E35|        on, the Jehovah of the Bible being no other than he, who dwells
MHH6;   E35|        in flaming fire.   t145
MHH6;   E35|        Know that after Christs death, he became Jehovah.
MHH6;   E35|        But in Milton; the Father is Destiny, the Son, a Ratio of the
MHH6;   E35|        five senses. & the Holy-ghost, Vacuum!
MHH6;   E35|        Note. The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of
MHH6;   E35|        Angels & God, and at liberty when of Devils & Hell, is because he
MHH6;   E35|        was a true Poet and of the Devils party without knowing it

 
MHH6;   E35|        A Memorable Fancy.

 
MHH6;   E35|        As I was walking among the fires of hell, delighted with the
MHH6;   E35|        enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and
MHH6;   E35|        insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs: thinking that as
MHH6;   E35|        the sayings used in a nation, mark its character, so the Proverbs
MHH6;   E35|        of Hell, shew the nature of Infernal wisdom better than any
MHH6;   E35|        description of buildings or garments.
MHH6;   E35|        When I came home; on the abyss of the five senses, where a
MHH6;   E35|        flat sided steep frowns over the present world. I saw a mighty
MHH6;   E35|        Devil folded in black clouds, hovering on the sides of the rock,
MHH6;   E35|        with cor[Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 7]roding fires he wrote the following sentence now
MHH7;   E35|        percieved by the minds of men, & read by them on earth.   t146

 
MHH7;   E35|        How do you know but ev'ry Bird that cuts the airy way,
MHH7;   E35|        Is an immense world of delight, clos'd by your senses five?

 
MHH7;   E35|        Proverbs of Hell.   t147

 
MHH7;   E35|        In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

 
MHH7;   E35|        Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
MHH7;   E35|        The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

 
MHH7;   E35|        Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.
MHH7;   E35|        He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.

 
MHH7;   E35|        The cut worm forgives the plow.

 
MHH7;   E35|        Dip him in the river who loves water.

 
MHH7;   E35|        A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
MHH7;   E35|        He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.

 
MHH7;   E36|        Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
MHH7;   E36|        The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
MHH7;   E36|        The hours of folly are measur'd by the clock, but of wisdom: no clock can
MHH7;   E36|        measure.

 
MHH7;   E36|        All wholsom food is caught without a net or a trap.
MHH7;   E36|        Bring out number weight & measure in a year of dearth.

 
MHH7;   E36|        No bird soars too high. if he soars with his own wings.

 
MHH7;   E36|        A dead body. revenges not injuries.

 
MHH7;   E36|        The most sublime act is to set another before you.

 
MHH7;   E36|        If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise
MHH7;   E36|        Folly is the cloke of knavery.

 
MHH7;   E36|        Shame is Prides cloke.

 
ED; E36|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 8
MHH8;   E36|        Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion.
MHH8;   E36|        The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
MHH8;   E36|        The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.
MHH8;   E36|        The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God.
MHH8;   E36|        The nakedness of woman is the work of God.

 
MHH8;   E36|        Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.

 
MHH8;   E36|        The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the
MHH8;   E36|        stormy sea, and the destructive sword. are portions of
MHH8;   E36|        eternity too great for the eye of man.

 
MHH8;   E36|        The fox condemns the trap, not himself.
MHH8;   E36|        Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.

 
MHH8;   E36|        Let man wear the fell of the lion. woman the fleece of the sheep.

 
MHH8;   E36|        The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

 
MHH8;   E36|        The selfish smiling fool. & the sullen frowning fool. shall be
MHH8;   E36|        both thought wise. that they may be a rod.

 
MHH8;   E36|        What is now proved was once, only imagin'd.
MHH8;   E36|        The rat, the mouse, the fox, the rabbet; watch the roots, the lion, the tyger,
MHH8;   E36|        the horse, the elephant, watch the fruits.

 
MHH8;   E36|        The cistern contains: the fountain overflows
MHH8;   E36|        One thought. fills immensity.
MHH8;   E36|        Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.

 
MHH8;   E37|        Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth.

 
MHH8;   E37|        The eagle never lost so much time, as when he submitted to learn of the crow.

 
ED; E37|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 9
MHH9;   E37|        The fox provides for himself. but God provides for the lion.
MHH9;   E37|        Think in the morning, Act in the noon, Eat in the evening, Sleep in the night.
MHH9;   E37|        He who has sufferd you to impose on him knows you.
MHH9;   E37|        As the plow follows words, so God rewards prayers.

 
MHH9;   E37|        The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction

 
MHH9;   E37|        Expect poison from the standing water.

 
MHH9;   E37|        You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

 
MHH9;   E37|        Listen to the fools reproach! it is a kingly title!

 
MHH9;   E37|        The eyes of fire, the nostrils of air, the mouth of water, the beard of earth.

 
MHH9;   E37|        The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
MHH9;   E37|        The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion. the horse;
MHH9;   E37|        how he shall take his prey.
MHH9;   E37|        The thankful reciever bears a plentiful harvest.

 
MHH9;   E37|        If others had not been foolish. we should be so.
MHH9;   E37|        The soul of sweet delight. can never be defil'd,

 
MHH9;   E37|        When thou seest an Eagle, thou seest a portion of Genius. lift up thy head!
MHH9;   E37|        As the catterpiller chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest
MHH9;   E37|        lays his curse on the fairest joys.

 
MHH9;   E37|        To create a little flower is the labour of ages.

 
MHH9;   E37|        Damn. braces: Bless relaxes.

 
MHH9;   E37|        The best wine is the oldest. the best water the newest.
MHH9;   E37|        Prayers plow not! Praises reap not!
MHH9;   E37|        Joys laugh not! Sorrows weep not!

 
ED; E37|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 10
MHH10; E37|        The head Sublime, the heart Pathos, the genitals Beauty, the hands & feet
MHH10; E37|        Proportion.

 
MHH10; E38|        As the air to a bird or the sea to a fish, so is contempt to the contemptible.
MHH10; E38|        The crow wish'd every thing was black, the owl, that every thing was white.

 
MHH10; E38|        Exuberance is Beauty.

 
MHH10; E38|        If the lion was advised by the fox. he would be cunning.

 
MHH10; E38|        Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without
MHH10; E38|        Improvement, are roads of Genius.   t148

 
MHH10; E38|        Sooner murder an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires

 
MHH10; E38|        Where man is not nature is barren.

 
MHH10; E38|        Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believ'd.

 
MHH10; E38|        Enough! or Too much

 
ED; E38|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 11

 
MHH11; E38|        The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or
MHH11; E38|        Geniuses calling them by the names and adorning them with the
MHH11; E38|        properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations,
MHH11; E38|        and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could percieve.
MHH11; E38|        And particularly they studied the genius of each city &
MHH11; E38|        country. placing it under its mental deity.
MHH11; E38|        Till a system was formed, which some took advantage of &
MHH11; E38|        enslav'd the vulgar by attempting to realize or abstract the
MHH11; E38|        mental deities from their objects: thus began Priesthood.
MHH11; E38|        Choosing forms of worship from poetic tales.
MHH11; E38|        And at length they pronounced that the Gods had orderd such
MHH11; E38|        things.
MHH11; E38|        Thus men forgot that All deities reside in the human breast.
ED; E38|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 12
MHH12; E38|        A Memorable Fancy.

 
MHH12; E38|        The Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel dined with me, and I asked
MHH12; E38|        them how they dared so roundly to assert. that God spake to them;
MHH12; E38|        and whether they did not think at the time, that they would be
MHH12; E38|        misunderstood, & so be the cause of imposition.
MHH12; E38|        Isaiah answer'd. I saw no God. nor heard any, in a finite
MHH12; E38|        organical perception; but my senses discover'd the infinite in
MHH12; E38|        every thing, and as I was then perswaded. & remain confirm'd;
MHH12; E38|        that the voice of honest indignation is the voice of God, I cared
MHH12; E38|        not for consequences but wrote.
MHH12; E38|        Then I asked: does a firm perswasion that a thing is so, make it so?
MHH12; E38|        He replied. All poets believe that it does, & in ages of imagination

 
MHH12; E39|        this firm perswasion removed mountains; but many are not capable
MHH12; E39|        of a firm perswasion of any thing.
MHH12; E39|        Then Ezekiel said. The philosophy of the east taught the first
MHH12; E39|        principles of human perception some nations held one
MHH12; E39|        principle for the origin & some another, we of Israel taught
MHH12; E39|        that the Poetic Genius (as you now call it) was the first
MHH12; E39|        principle and all the others merely derivative, which was the
MHH12; E39|        cause of our despising the Priests & Philosophers of other
MHH12; E39|        countries, and propheying that all Gods
ED; E39|        [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 13] would at last be
MHH13; E39|        proved. to originate in ours & to be the tributaries of the
MHH13; E39|        Poetic Genius, it was this. that our great poet King David
MHH13; E39|        desired so fervently & invokes so patheticly, saying by this he
MHH13; E39|        conquers enemies & governs kingdoms; and we so loved our God.
MHH13; E39|        that we cursed in his name all the deities of surrounding
MHH13; E39|        nations, and asserted that they had rebelled; from these opinions
MHH13; E39|        the vulgar came to think that all nations would at last be
MHH13; E39|        subject to the jews.
MHH13; E39|        This said he, like all firm perswasions, is come to pass, for all
MHH13; E39|        nations believe the jews code and worship the jews god, and what
MHH13; E39|        greater subjection can be
MHH13; E39|        I heard this with some wonder, & must confess my own
MHH13; E39|        conviction. After dinner I ask'd Isaiah to favour the world with
MHH13; E39|        his lost works, he said none of equal value was lost. Ezekiel
MHH13; E39|        said the same of his.
MHH13; E39|        I also asked Isaiah what made him go naked and barefoot three
MHH13; E39|        years? he answerd, the same that made our friend Diogenes the Grecian.
MHH13; E39|        I then asked Ezekiel. why he eat dung, & lay so long on his
MHH13; E39|        right & left side? he answerd. the desire of raising other men
MHH13; E39|        into a perception of the infinite this the North American tribes
MHH13; E39|        practise. & is he honest who resists his genius or conscience.
MHH13; E39|        only for the sake of present ease or gratification?
ED; E39|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 14
MHH14; E39|        The ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire
MHH14; E39|        at the end of six thousand years is true. as I have heard from Hell.
MHH14; E39|        For the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to
MHH14; E39|        leave his guard at the tree of life, and when he does, the whole   t149
MHH14; E39|        creation will be consumed, and appear infinite. and holy whereas
MHH14; E39|        it now appears finite & corrupt.
MHH14; E39|        This will come to pass by a improvement of sensual enjoyment.
MHH14; E39|        But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his
MHH14; E39|        soul, is to be expunged; this I shall do, by printing in the
MHH14; E39|        infernal method, by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and
MHH14; E39|        medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the
MHH14; E39|        infinite which was hid.
MHH14; E39|        If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would
MHH14; E39|        appear to man as it is: infinite.
MHH14; E39|        For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro'
MHH14; E39|        narrow chinks of his cavern.

 
ED; E39|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 15
MHH15; E40|        A Memorable Fancy

 
MHH15; E40|        I was in a Printing house in Hell & saw the method in which
MHH15; E40|        knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.
MHH15; E40|        In the first chamber was a Dragon-Man, clearing away the
MHH15; E40|        rubbish from a caves mouth; within, a number of Dragons were
MHH15; E40|        hollowing the cave,
MHH15; E40|        In the second chamber was a Viper folding round the rock & the
MHH15; E40|        cave, and others adorning it with gold silver and precious stones.
MHH15; E40|        In the third chamber was an Eagle with wings and feathers of
MHH15; E40|        air, he caused the inside of the cave to be infinite, around were
MHH15; E40|        numbers of Eagle like men, who built palaces in the immense cliffs.
MHH15; E40|        In the fourth chamber were Lions of flaming fire raging around
MHH15; E40|        & melting the metals into living fluids.
MHH15; E40|        In the fifth chamber were Unnam'd forms, which cast the metals
MHH15; E40|        into the expanse.
MHH15; E40|        There they were reciev'd by Men who occupied the sixth
MHH15; E40|        chamber, and took the forms of books & were arranged in libraries.

 
ED; E40|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 16
MHH16; E40|        The Giants who formed this world into its sensual existence
MHH16; E40|        and now seem to live in it in chains; are in truth. the causes
MHH16; E40|        of its life & the sources of all activity, but the chains are,
MHH16; E40|        the cunning of weak and tame minds. which have power to resist
MHH16; E40|        energy. according to the proverb, the weak in courage is strong
MHH16; E40|        in cunning.
MHH16; E40|        Thus one portion of being, is the Prolific. the other, the
MHH16; E40|        Devouring: to the devourer it seems as if the producer was in
MHH16; E40|        his chains, but it is not so, he only takes portions of existence
MHH16; E40|        and fancies that the whole.
MHH16; E40|        But the Prolific would cease to be Prolific unless the
MHH16; E40|        Devourer as a sea recieved the excess of his delights.
MHH16; E40|        Some will say, Is not God alone the Prolific? I answer, God
MHH16; E40|        only Acts & Is, in existing beings or Men.
MHH16; E40|        These two classes of men are always upon earth, & they should
MHH16; E40|        be enemies; whoever tries
MHH; E40|        [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 17] to reconcile them seeks to destroy existence.
MHH17; E40|        Religion is an endeavour to reconcile the two.
MHH17; E40|        Note. Jesus Christ did not wish to unite but to seperate
MHH17; E40|        them, as in the Parable of sheep and goats! & he says I came not
MHH17; E40|        to send Peace but a Sword.
MHH17; E40|        Messiah or Satan or Tempter was formerly thought to be one of
MHH17; E40|        the Antediluvians who are our Energies.

 
MHH17; E41|        A Memorable Fancy

 
MHH17; E41|        An Angel came to me and said. O pitiable foolish young man!
MHH17; E41|        O horrible! O dreadful state! consider the hot burning dungeon
MHH17; E41|        thou art preparing for thyself to all eternity, to which thou art
MHH17; E41|        going in such career.
MHH17; E41|        I said. perhaps you will be willing to shew me my eternal
MHH17; E41|        lot & we will contemplate together upon it and see whether your
MHH17; E41|        lot or mine is most desirable
MHH17; E41|        So he took me thro' a stable & thro' a church & down into
MHH17; E41|        the church vault at the end of which was a mill: thro' the mill
MHH17; E41|        we went, and came to a cave. down the winding cavern we groped
MHH17; E41|        our tedious way till a void boundless as a nether sky appeard
MHH17; E41|        beneath us & we held by the roots of trees and hung over this
MHH17; E41|        immensity; but I said, if you please we will commit ourselves
MHH17; E41|        to this void and see whether providence is here also, if you
MHH17; E41|        will not I will? but he answerd. do not presume O young-man but
MHH17; E41|        as we here remain behold thy lot which will soon appear when the
MHH17; E41|        darkness passes away
MHH17; E41|        So I remaind with him sitting in the twisted [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 18] root of
MHH18; E41|        an oak. he was suspended in a fungus which hung with the head
MHH18; E41|        downward into the deep:
MHH18; E41|        By degrees we beheld the infinite Abyss, fiery as the smoke
MHH18; E41|        of a burning city; beneath us at an immense distance was the sun,
MHH18; E41|        black but shining[;] round it were fiery tracks on which revolv'd
MHH18; E41|        vast spiders, crawling after their prey; which flew or rather
MHH18; E41|        swum in the infinite deep, in the most terrific shapes of animals
MHH18; E41|        sprung from corruption. & the air was full of them, & seemd
MHH18; E41|        composed of them; these are Devils. and are called Powers of the
MHH18; E41|        air, I now asked my companion which was my eternal lot? he said,
MHH18; E41|        between the black & white spiders
MHH18; E41|        But now, from between the black & white spiders a cloud and
MHH18; E41|        fire burst and rolled thro the deep blackning all beneath, so
MHH18; E41|        that the nether deep grew black as a sea & rolled with a terrible
MHH18; E41|        noise: beneath us was nothing now to be seen but a black tempest,
MHH18; E41|        till looking east between the clouds & the waves, we saw a
MHH18; E41|        cataract of blood mixed with fire and not many stones throw from
MHH18; E41|        us appeard and sunk again the scaly fold of a monstrous serpent.
MHH18; E41|        at last to the east, distant about three degrees appeard a fiery
MHH18; E41|        crest above the waves slowly it reared like a ridge of golden
MHH18; E41|        rocks till we discoverd two globes of crimson fire. from which
MHH18; E41|        the sea fled away in clouds of smoke, and now we saw, it was the
MHH18; E41|        head of Leviathan. his forehead was divided into streaks of green
MHH18; E41|        & purple like those on a tygers forehead: soon we saw his mouth &
MHH18; E41|        red gills hang just above the raging foam tinging the black deep
MHH18; E41|        with beams of bood, advancing toward [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 19] us with all the
MHH19; E41|        fury of a spiritual existence.
MHH19; E41|        My friend the Angel climb'd up from his station into the mill;
MHH19; E41|        I remain'd alone, & then this appearance was no more, but I found

 
MHH19; E42|        myself sitting on a pleasant bank beside a river by moon light
MHH19; E42|        hearing a harper who sung to the harp. & his theme was, The man
MHH19; E42|        who never alters his opinion is like standing water, & breeds
MHH19; E42|        reptiles of the mind.
MHH19; E42|        But I arose, and sought for the mill, & there I found my
MHH19; E42|        Angel, who surprised asked me, how I escaped?
MHH19; E42|        I answerd. All that we saw was owing to your metaphysics: for
MHH19; E42|        when you ran away, I found myself on a bank by moonlight hearing
MHH19; E42|        a harper, But now we have seen my eternal lot, shall I shew you
MHH19; E42|        yours? he laughd at my proposal: but I by force suddenly caught
MHH19; E42|        him in my arms, & flew westerly thro' the night, till we were
MHH19; E42|        elevated above the earths shadow: then I flung myself with him
MHH19; E42|        directly into the body of the sun, here I clothed myself in
MHH19; E42|        white, & taking in my hand Swedenborgs volumes sunk from the
MHH19; E42|        glorious clime, and passed all the planets till we came to
MHH19; E42|        saturn, here I staid to rest & then leap'd into the void, between
MHH19; E42|        saturn & the fixed stars.
MHH19; E42|        Here said I! is your lot, in this space, if space it may be
MHH19; E42|        calld, Soon we saw the stable and the church, & I took him to the
MHH19; E42|        altar and open'd the Bible, and lo! it was a deep pit, into which
MHH19; E42|        I descended driving the Angel before me, soon we saw seven houses
MHH19; E42|        of brick, one we enterd; in it were a
MHH19; E42|        [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 20] number of monkeys,
MHH20; E42|        baboons, & all of that species chaind by the middle, grinning and
MHH20; E42|        snatching at one another, but witheld by the shortness of their
MHH20; E42|        chains: however I saw that they sometimes grew numerous, and then
MHH20; E42|        the weak were caught by the strong and with a grinning aspect,
MHH20; E42|        first coupled with & then devourd, by plucking off first one limb
MHH20; E42|        and then another till the body was left a helpless trunk. this
MHH20; E42|        after grinning & kissing it with seeming fondness they devourd
MHH20; E42|        too; and here & there I saw one savourily picking the flesh off
MHH20; E42|        of his own tail; as the stench terribly annoyd us both we went
MHH20; E42|        into the mill, & I in my hand brought the skeleton of a body,
MHH20; E42|        which in the mill was Aristotles Analytics.
MHH20; E42|        So the Angel said: thy phantasy has imposed upon me & thou
MHH20; E42|        oughtest to be ashamed.
MHH20; E42|        I answerd: we impose on one another, & it is but lost time
MHH20; E42|        to converse with you whose works are only Analytics.

 
MHH20; E42|        Opposition is true Friendship.   t150

 
ED; E42|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 21
MHH21; E42|        I have always found that Angels have the vanity to speak of
MHH21; E42|        themselves as the only wise; this they do with a confident
MHH21; E42|        insolence sprouting from systematic reasoning:
MHH21; E42|        Thus Swedenborg boasts that what he writes is new; tho' it
MHH21; E42|        is only the Contents or Index of already publish'd books
MHH21; E42|        A man carried a monkey about for a shew, & because he was a
MHH21; E42|        little wiser than the monkey, grew vain, and conciev'd himself as much

 
MHH21; E43|        wiser than seven men. It is so with Swedenborg; he shews the
MHH21; E43|        folly of churches & exposes hypocrites, till he imagines that all
MHH21; E43|        are religious. & himself the single
MHH22; E43|        [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 22] one on earth that ever broke a net.
MHH22; E43|        Now hear a plain fact: Swedenborg has not written one new
MHH22; E43|        truth: Now hear another: he has written all the old falshoods.
MHH22; E43|        And now hear the reason. He conversed with Angels who are
MHH22; E43|        all religious, & conversed not with Devils who all hate religion,
MHH22; E43|        for he was incapable thro' his conceited notions.
MHH22; E43|        Thus Swedenborgs writings are a recapitulation of all
MHH22; E43|        superficial opinions, and an analysis of the more sublime, but no further.
MHH22; E43|        Have now another plain fact: Any man of mechanical talents
MHH22; E43|        may from the writings of Paracelsus or Jacob Behmen, produce ten
MHH22; E43|        thousand volumes of equal value with Swedenborg's.
MHH22; E43|        and from those of Dante or Shakespear, an infinite number.
MHH22; E43|        But when he has done this, let him not say that he knows
MHH22; E43|        better than his master, for he only holds a candle in sunshine.

 
MHH22; E43|        A Memorable Fancy

 
MHH22; E43|        Once I saw a Devil in a flame of fire. who arose before an
MHH22; E43|        Angel that sat on a cloud. and the Devil utterd these words.
MHH22; E43|        The worship of God is. Honouring his gifts in other men
MHH22; E43|        each according to his genius. and loving the
MHH23; E43|        [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 23]greatest men
MHH23; E43|        best, those who envy or calumniate great men hate God, for there
MHH23; E43|        is no other God.
MHH23; E43|        The Angel hearing this became almost blue but mastering
MHH23; E43|        himself he grew yellow, & at last white pink & smiling, and then replied,
MHH23; E43|        Thou Idolater, is not God One? & is not he visible in Jesus
MHH23; E43|        Christ? and has not Jesus Christ given his sanction to the law of
MHH23; E43|        ten commandments and are not all other men fools, sinners, & nothings?
MHH23; E43|        The Devil answer'd; bray a fool in a morter with wheat. yet
MHH23; E43|        shall not his folly be beaten out of him: if Jesus Christ is the
MHH23; E43|        greatest man, you ought to love him in the greatest degree; now
MHH23; E43|        hear how he has given his sanction to the law of ten
MHH23; E43|        commandments: did he not mock at the sabbath, and so mock the
MHH23; E43|        sabbaths God? murder those who were murderd because of him? turn
MHH23; E43|        away the law from the woman taken in adultery? steal the labor of
MHH23; E43|        others to support him? bear false witness when he omitted making
MHH23; E43|        a defence before Pilate? covet when he pray'd for his disciples,
MHH23; E43|        and when he bid them shake off the dust of their feet against
MHH23; E43|        such as refused to lodge them? I tell you, no virtue can exist
MHH23; E43|        without breaking these ten commandments: Jesus was all virtue,
MHH23; E43|        and acted from im[Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 24]pulse: not from rules.
MHH24; E43|        When he had so spoken: I beheld the Angel who stretched out
MHH24; E43|        his arms embracing the flame of fire & he was consumed and arose
MHH24; E43|        as Elijah.

 
MHH24; E44|        Note. This Angel, who is now become a Devil, is my
MHH24; E44|        particular friend: we often read the Bible together in its
MHH24; E44|        infernal or diabolical sense which the world shall have if they
MHH24; E44|        behave well
MHH24; E44|        I have also: The Bible of Hell: which the world shall have
MHH24; E44|        whether they will or no.

 
MHH24; E44|        One Law for the Lion & Ox is Oppression

 
ED; E44|        Marriage of Heaven and Hell PLATE 25
MHH25; E44|        A Song of Liberty

 
MHH25; E44|        1. The Eternal Female groand! it was heard over all the Earth:
MHH25; E44|        2. Albions coast is sick silent; the American meadows faint!
MHH25; E44|        3 Shadows of Prophecy shiver along by the lakes and the rivers
MHH25; E44|        and mutter across the ocean! France rend down thy dungeon;
MHH25; E44|        4. Golden Spain burst the barriers of old Rome;
MHH25; E44|        5. Cast thy keys O Rome into the deep down falling, even to
MHH25; E44|        eternity down falling,
MHH25; E44|        6. And weep!   t151
MHH25; E44|        7. In her trembling hands she took the new, born terror howling;
MHH25; E44|        8. On those infinite mountains of light now barr'd out by the
MHH25; E44|        atlantic sea, the new born fire stood before the starry king!
MHH25; E44|        9. Flag'd with grey brow'd snows and thunderous visages the
MHH25; E44|        jealous wings wav'd over the deep.
MHH25; E44|        10. The speary hand burned aloft, unbuckled was the shield,
MHH25; E44|        forth went the hand of jealousy among the flaming hair, and
MHH; E44|        [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 26] hurl'd the new born wonder thro' the starry night.
MHH26; E44|        11. The fire, the fire, is falling!
MHH26; E44|        12. Look up! look up! O citizen of London. enlarge thy
MHH26; E44|        countenance; O Jew, leave counting gold! return to thy oil and
MHH26; E44|        wine; O African! black African! (go. winged thought widen his forehead.)
MHH26; E44|        13. The fiery limbs, the flaming hair,shot like the sinking sun
MHH26; E44|        into the western sea.
MHH26; E44|        14. Wak'd from his eternal sleep, the hoary, element roaring fled away:
MHH26; E44|        15. Down rushd beating his wings in vain the jealous king: his
MHH26; E44|        grey brow'd councellors, thunderous warriors, curl'd veterans,
MHH26; E44|        among helms, and shields, and chariots horses, elephants:
MHH26; E44|        banners, castles, slings and rocks,
MHH26; E44|        16. Falling, rushing, ruining! buried in the ruins, on Urthona's dens.
MHH26; E44|        17. All night beneath the ruins, then their sullen flames faded
MHH26; E44|        emerge round the gloomy king,
MHH26; E44|        18. With thunder and fire: leading his starry hosts thro' the waste wilderness
MHH; E44|        [Marriage of Heaven and Hell PL 27] he promulgates his ten commands,
MHH27; E44|        glancing his beamy eyelids over the deep in dark dismay,

 
MHH27; E45|        19. Where the son of fire in his eastern cloud, while the
MHH27; E45|        morning plumes her golden breast,
MHH27; E45|        20. Spurning the clouds written with curses, stamps the stony
MHH27; E45|        law to dust, loosing the eternal horses from the dens of night, crying

 
MHH27; E45|        Empire is no more! and now the lion & wolf shall cease.

 
MHH27; E45|        Chorus

 
MHH27; E45|        Let the Priests of the Raven of dawn, no longer in deadly
MHH27; E45|        black, with hoarse note curse the sons of joy. Nor his accepted
MHH27; E45|        brethren whom, tyrant, he calls free; lay the bound or build the
MHH27; E45|        roof. Nor pale religious letchery call that virginity, that
MHH27; E45|        wishes but acts not!
MHH27; E45|        For every thing that lives is Holy