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" By the arrangement here made, the regular progression of man, from his first descent into the vale of death, to his last admission into life eternal is exhibited. These designs, detached from the work they embellish, form of themselves a most interesting... "
The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine - Page 228
1808
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The Grave: A Poem

Robert Blair - 1903 - 44 pages
...the d.iwn of day ; •( hen claps his well-fin'g•d wings, and bears away. • : : OF THE DESIGNS By the arrangement here made, the regular progression...embellish, form of themselves a most interesting Poem. I. THE DESCENT OF CHRIST INTO THE GRAVE. "Eternal King, whose potent arm sustains The keys of Death...
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Catalogue of Books, Engravings, Water-colors & Sketches by William Blake ...

Grolier Club - 1905 - 147 pages
...Engraved By Schiavonetti. | 13 Plates. — 2!. I2s. 6d. Under the heading, " Of the Designs ", we read : " By the arrangement here made, the regular progression...his last admission into Life eternal, is exhibited. The Designs, detached from the Work they embellish, form of themselves a most interesting Poem." The...
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William Blake and the Cultures of Radical Christianity

Robert Rix - 2007 - 182 pages
...'Of the Designs' (probably by Henry Fiiseli, Blake's friend), the designs are described as depicting 'the regular progression of Man, from his first descent...the Vale of Death, to his last admission into Life eternal'.5' However, as a departure from Blair, Blake's emphasis is more on immortality than on death,...
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