Proverbs of Hell, William Blake Plates 7-10
Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by incapacity.
He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The cut worm forgives the plow.
Dip him in the river who loves water.
All wholesom food is caught without a net or a trap.
The most sublime act is to set another before you.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.
What is now proves was once only imagin’d
He who has suffer’d you to impose on him knows you.