A sign of what will happen in the future; an omen.
To charm or enchant (usually in a deceptive manner).
Means "married" in Hebrew. It is one of names given to Jerusalem when it was rejoined to God after the exile. For Blake Beulah is an idealized place without conflict, the conventional image of heaven or Eternity where all is at peace and all are one.
Make a characteristic wavering cry (usually of a young farm animal).
A flying beetle.
A winged angelic being described in biblical tradition as attending on God.
Of a dull grayish-brown color.
An evil spirit or demon.
An illustration facing the title page of a book.
Encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band.
A tiller or wheel and any associated equipment for steering a ship or boat.
A small, slender-bodied amphibian with lungs and a well-developed tail.
Paralysis, esp. that which is accompanied by involuntary tremors.
Apollo, the God of the Sun
The outer part of a bird's wing including the flight feathers.
Having a reddish color.
An ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty.
A country youth.
Ulro is the realm of torment, suffering, and death. It is this fallen, material world, which has lost contact with Eternity. It is a realm of error and misperception where everything is reversed. It is the world created by Urizen and governed by his laws.
Devious or cunning stratagems employed in manipulating or persuading someone to do what one wants.
A small short-winged songbird found chiefly in the New World.
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