I have always found that Angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise; this they do with a confident insolence sprouting from systematic reasoning:
Thus Swedenborg boasts that what he writes is new; tho' it is only the Contents or Index of already publish'd books.
A man carried a monkey about for a shew, & because he was a little wiser than the monkey, grew vain, and conciev'd himself as much wiser than seven men. It is so with Swedenborg; he shews the folly of churches & exposes hypocrites, till he imagines that all are religious, & himself the single one on earth that ever broke a net.
Now hear a plain fact: Swedenborg has not written one new truth:
Now hear another: he has written all the old falshoods.
And now hear the reason. He conversed with Angels who are all religious, & conversed not with Devils who all hate religion, for he was incapable thro' his conceited notions.
Thus Swedenborgs writings are a recapitulation of all superficial, opinions, and an analysis of the more sublime, but no further.
Have now another plain fact: Any man of mechanical talents may from the writings of Paracelsus or Jacob Behmen, produce ten thousand volumes of equal value with Swedenborgs, and from those of Dante or Shakespear, an infinite number.
But when he has done this, let him not say that he knows better than his master, for he only holds a candle in sunshine.
|1||The Argument, Plate 2|
|3||Plate 3, Following|
|4||The Voice Of The Devil, Plate 4|
|6||A Memorable Fancy, Plates 6-7|
|7||Proverbs Of Hell, Plates 7-10|
|10||A Memorable Fancy, Plates 12-13|
|12||A Memorable Fancy, Plate 15|
|14||A Memorable Fancy , Plates 17-20|
|16||A Memorable Fancy, Plates 22-24|
|17||A Song Of Liberty, Plates 25-27|
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|1.||The Argument, Plate 2|
|3.||Plate 3, Following|
|4.||The Voice Of The Devil, Plate 4|
|6.||A Memorable Fancy, Plates 6-7|
|7.||Proverbs Of Hell, Plates 7-10|
|10.||A Memorable Fancy, Plates 12-13|
|12.||A Memorable Fancy, Plate 15|
|14.||A Memorable Fancy , Plates 17-20|
|16.||A Memorable Fancy, Plates 22-24|
|17.||A Song Of Liberty, Plates 25-27|
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