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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blake's Prophecies

Blake wrote a series of small books he called Prophecies; they were perhaps the Unholy Bible. However this post is not about them but about Blake as a Prophet. Some have said that Blake was the greatest Christian prophet since St. Francis.

"Every honest man is a Prophet he utters his
opinion both of private & public matters/Thus/If you go on So/the
result is So/He never says such a thing shall happen let you do
what you will. a Prophet is a Seer not an Arbitrary Dictator. 
It is mans fault if God is not able to do him good. for he gives
to the just & to the unjust but the unjust reject his gift"
(Annotations to Watson; Erdman 616)

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