Thursday 4 June 2015

Look how they scorn thy once admired palaces; now in ruins!

Because of Albion! because of deceit and friendship! For Lo !
Hand has peopled Babel & Nineveh: Hyle. Ashur & Aram;
Cobans son is Nimrod: his son Cush is adjoind to Aram.
By the Daughter of Babel, in a woven mantle of pestilence & war,
They put forth their spectrous cloudy sails; which drive their immense
Constellations over the deadly deeps of indefinite Udan-Adan...

- William Blake, Jerusalem, plate 7

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