15 August 2020 Feast of Finally ‘Annihilating the Falsehood and the Lies’ …

THAT MANY OF US ENDURE IN THE CULTURE TO WHICH WE WERE BORNA REAL LESSON IN FORGIVENESS BELIEVE YOU ME.

I arose, and sought for the mill, & there I found my Angel, who surprised, asked me how I escaped? I answer’d: ‘ All that we saw was owing to your metaphysics; for when you ran away, I found myself on a bank by moonlight hearing a harper, But now we have seen my eternal lot, shall I shew you yours?’ he laugh’d at my proposal. So the Angel said: ‘thy phantasy has imposed upon me, & thou oughtest to be ashamed.’ I answer’d: ‘we impose on one another, & it is but lost time to converse with you whose works are only Analytics.’ William Blake

I always assumed until recently that Milton here was strangling ‘God’
One memorable page (Plate 16) shows Milton as he “took off the robe of the promise, & ungirded himself from the oath of God” (15:13):

UNGIRDED! GOOD WORD THAT! 15 AUGUST 2020 FAST OF THE UNGIRDING

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