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Paradise Lost: "A third proposal is preferred, mentioned before by Satan,"

Updated: Apr 25, 2019

Satan Arousing the Rebel Angels by William Blake (Photoshop Filtered)

"A third proposal is preferred, mentioned before by Satan, to search the truth of that prophecy or tradition in Heaven concerning another world, and another kind of creature, equal, or not much inferior, to themselves, about this to be created."

Paradise Lost, Book II The Argument, page 25.

William Blake's Europe a Prophecy (Photoshop Filtered)

The Snake on the front of "Europe a Prophecy" has been considered as another form of Orc, representing "the personification of revolutionary energy". Copy B of the poem, printed in 1794, above by William Blake, is in the Glasgow University Library.

NECA David 8 Depicted as William Blake's Pestilence



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