The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake - Book 6, Book 6 : Chapter 1, Island in the Moon Summary & Analysis

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Book 6, Book 6 : Chapter 1, Island in the Moon Summary

This set of writings is listed in the Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake under Roman numeral IV. These writings start as prose rather than poetic verse. The opening scene is of a small gathering where there is an intellectual conversation.

In this case, there are three philosophers taking part in a meeting. All are gentlemen. The social milieu is considered significant during these parts of Blake's writing. Blake has divided this prose into short chapters. By the 9th, the small group of men are moving intentionally towards going and getting drunk together.

Although that is true, the author then moves on to extol the virtues of married love. Amongst the many points made is the following, "...any loving woman is sure to be loved [regardless of her physical form]...so...

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