Saturday, April 28, 2018

Mammon, Get Thee Away from the USA!

Mammon, get thee away from the USA...

"I rose up at the dawn of day, --
'Get thee away! get thee away!
Pray'st thou for riches? Away, away!
This is the throne of Mammon grey.'" 

-- William Blake, "Mammon"

"Mammon led them on --
Mammon, the least erected Spirit that fell
From Heaven: for even in Heaven his looks and thoughts
Were always downward bent, admiring more
The riches of Heaven's pavement, trodden gold,
Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed
In vision beatific."

-- John Milton, "Paradise Lost" (1667-1674), Book I, line 678.

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