Paradise Lost: "A third proposal is preferred, mentioned before by Satan,"
Updated: Apr 26, 2019
"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.
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.