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Wow! That’s wonderful, Mamie! Best to you in your studies! I’ve wanted a copy of The Red Book but wasn’t able to justify the expense. It’s now in paperback at a more reasonable cost, thank goodness. I studied, years ago, at Indiana University, home to Stith Thompson, creator of the Aarne-Thompson Folktale Motif index. Great stuff. Here, a couple of my favorites from Blake (but there are so many to choose from):
The Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel dined with me, and I asked them how they dared so roundly to assert that God spake to them; and whether they did not think at the time, that they would be misunderstood, & so be the cause of imposition.
Isaiah answer’d. I saw no God. nor heard any, in a finite organical perception; but my senses discover’d the infinite in every thing.
—The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
When the sun rises, do you not see a round disk somewhat like a gold guinea?
Oh, no, no! I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host, crying
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty!
—Vision of the Last Judgment