Talk:The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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Information about this edition
Edition: Published c. 1790. The reproduction of title page is from "Copy D.", Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.
Source: William Blake: The Complete Illuminated Books, David Bindman (editor). ISBN 0-500-28245-5
Contributor(s): Ham
Level of progress: Missing important parts Reasonably reliable; will be complete after further proofreading 50%.svg
Notes: The spelling and punctuation are Blake's own

this edition is definitely missing a very good memorable fancy about Blake dining and conversing with Isiah and Ezekiel. Should I transcribe it myself? I own ISBN 0 19 281167 3, an Oxford University Press edition of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, it's just the colour plates and commentary. unsigned comment by Maskingtape (talk) 01:25, 13 December 2007.

Yes, please. John Vandenberg 02:39, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seems to be a fair bit missing. See [1], specifically the quote "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: Infinite. This I shall do by printing in the infernal method by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the infinite which was hid." which was what I was looking for.

(I've changed the pageheader here, possibly incorrectly. I'm haven't done anything at WikiSource before, so don't really know how to go about updating this. Nor am I familiar with Blake. So I'll leave it up to someone else to update this properly.) Quiddity 03:07, 16 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just noticed this discussion now, some nine months after putting the text up! Apologies for omitting a really stunning passage, including the most famous line in the whole book - D'oh! Everything should be there now.
Is there any other way of putting texts up than manually typing it all out - some kind of scanning software, for instance? It would cut down on instances of human error like this, I should think - and someone can always proofread it afterwards. Ham 22:05, 2 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need to get rid of extra trailing 'h'[edit]

On this copy a couple "pages" after The Voice of the Devil the text reads "Messiah h". The trailing h is the first character on the next page. It needs to be gotten rid of.

I've tried to fix this but it now reads "Messiah Messiah". I don't know what I'm doing wrong... Ham (talk) 12:31, 20 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]