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Re: Aule the deity of conlanging

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 7, 2004, 18:02
Joe scripsit:

> He was also an excellent engraver, and illustrated each of > his poems with very colourful, printed illustrations(which might be the > 'plates' John refers to).
Indeed. His poem _Jerusalem_ is engraved on 100 plates. Indeed, "illustrations" is misleading: Blake's text and Blake's images are completely interwoven. I strongly recommend Northrop Frye's book _Fearful Symmetry_ (, the IMHO best single-volume introduction to Blake's poetry. Most of Blake's text and images are available online at . (Warning, slow, graphics-heavy, Java.) -- "By Elbereth and Luthien the Fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me!" --Frodo