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Jerusalem The Emanation of The Giant Albion, object 91 (Bentley 91, Erdman 91, Keynes 91)

 

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02It is easier to forgive an Enemy than to forgive a Friend:
03The man who permits you to injure him, deserves your vengeance:
04He also will recieve it: go Spectre! obey my most secret desire!
05Which thou knowest without my speaking: Go to these Fiends of Righteousness
06Tell them to obey their Humanities, & not pretend Holiness;
07When they are murderers: as far as my Hammer & Anvil permit
08Go, tell them that the Worship of God, is honouring his gifts
09In other men: & loving the greatest men best. each according
10To his Genius; which is the Holy Ghost in Man; there is no other
11God, than that God who is the intellectual fountain of Humanity:
12He who envies or calumniates: which is murder & cruelty,
13Murders the Holy-one! Go tell them this & overthrow their cup,
14Their bread, their altar-table, their incense & their oath:
15Their marriage & their baptism, their burial & consecration:
16I have tried to make friends by corporeal gifts but have only
17Made enemies: I never made friends but by spiritual gifts;
18By severe contentions of friendship & the burning fire of thought.
19He who would see the Divinity must see him in his Children
20One first, in friendship & love; then a Divine Family, & in the midst
21Jesus will appear; so he who wishes to see a Vision; a perfect Whole
22Must see it in its Minute Particulars; Organized & not as thou
23O Fiend of Righteousness pretendest; thine is a Disorganized
24And snowy cloud; brooder of tempests & destructive War
25You smile with pomp & rigor: you talk of benevolence & virtue!
26I act with benevolence & virtue & get murderd time after time:
27You accumulate Particulars, & murder by analyzing, that you
28May take the aggregate; & you call the aggregate Moral Law:
29And you call that Swelld & bloated Form; a Minute Particular,
30But General Forms have their vitality in Particulars: & every
31Particular is a Man; a Divine Member of the Divine Jesus.
32So Los cried at his Anvil in the horrible darkness weeping!
33The Spectre builded stupendous Works, taking the Starry Heavens
34Like to a curtain & folding them according to his will
35Repeating the Smaragdine Table of Hermes to draw Los down
36Into the Indefinite, refusing to believe without demonstration
37Los reads the Stars of Albion! the Spectre reads the Voids
38Between the Stars; among the arches of Albions Tomb sublime
39Rolling the Sea in rocky paths! forming Leviathan
40And Behemoth; the War by Sea enormous & the War
41By Land astounding: erecting pillars in the deepest Hell.
42To reach the heavenly arches; Los beheld undaunted furious
43His heavd Hammer; he swung it round & at one blow,
44In unpitying ruin driving down the pyramids of pride
45Smiting the Spectre on his Anvil & the integuments of his Eye
46And Ear unbinding in dire pain, with many blows,
47Of strict severity self-subduing, & with many tears labouring.
48Then he sent forth the Spectre all his pyramids were grains
49Of sand & his pillars: dust on the flys wing: & his starry
50Heavens; a moth of gold & silver mocking his anxious grasp
51Thus Los alterd his Spectre & every Ratio of his Reason
52He alterd time after time, with dire pain & many tears
53Till he had completely divided him into a separate space.
54Terrified Los sat to behold trembling & weeping & howling
55I care not whether a Man is Good or Evil; all that I care
56Is whether he is a Wise Man or a Fool, Go! put off Holiness
57And put on Intellect: or my thundrous Hammer shall drive thee
58To wrath which thou condemnest: till thou obey my voice
59So Los terrified cries; trembling & weeping & howling! Beholding

 

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