Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion/Plate 1. Frontispiece

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Written and etched 1804-1820.

[ Plate 1 ]

Jerusalem The Emanation of The Giant Albion, copy E, object 3 (Bentley 3, Erdman 3, Keynes 3).
Los enters the Door of Death


[Above the archway:]

There is a Void, outside of Existence, which if enterd into
Englobes itself & becomes a Womb, such was Albions Couch
A pleasant Shadow of Repose calld Albions lovely Land
His Sublime & Pathos become Two Rocks fixd in the Earth
5 His Reason his Spectrous Power, covers them above
Jerusalem his Emanation is a Stone laying beneath
O [Albion behold Pitying] behold the Vision of Albion

[On right side of archway:]

Half Friendship is the bitterest Enmity said Los
As he enterd the Door of Death for Albions sake Inspired
10 The long sufferings of God are not for ever there is a Judgment

[On left side, in reversed writing:]

Every Thing has its Vermin O Spectre of the Sleeping Dead!


  1. The picture of man in a hat and coat with a shining globe in his right hand enters a darkened doorway under the pointed arch. The text is seen only on the early proof. Later it was erased from the plate in the later copies.

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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