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[plate 14]
The ancient tradition that the world
will be consumed in fire at the end of six thousand years is true,
as I have heard from hell.

For the Cherub with his flaming sword
is hereby commanded to leave his guard at tree of life,
and when he does,
the whole creation will be consumed and appear infinite and holy,
whereas it now appears finite & corrupt.

This will come to pass by an improvement
of sensual enjoyment, but first the notion
that man has a body distinct from his soul is to be expunged;
this I shall do by printing in the infernal method,
by corrosives, which in hell are salutary and in medicinal,
melting apparent surfaces away,
and displaying the infinite which was hid.

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing
would appear to man as it is.

Infinite. For man has closed himself up,
till he sees things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern

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