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William Blake (1757–1827). The Poetical Works. 1908.

Selections from ‘Milton’


(Milton, f. 20, ll. 50–4.)

O SWEDENBORG! strongest of men, the Samson shorn by the Churches;

Showing the Transgressors in Hell, the proud Warriors in Heaven,

Heaven as a Punisher, and Hell as One under Punishment;

With Laws from Plato and his Greeks to renew the Trojan Gods

In Albion, and to deny the value of the Saviour’s blood.