Do you know my poetry?

“… a conversation that Blake, approaching death, had with his old friend, Henry Crabb Robinson, in December of 1825: “On my asking in what light he viewed the great question concerning the Divinity of Jesus Christ,” Robinson reported, Blake “said; ‘He is the only God.’ But then he added — ‘And so am I and so are you.’ ” The language of nomos (in this case, of religious order) is adopted, but only to impress upon the listener its partiality, relativity, and distortion. The “law” is stated in order to transgress it explicitly. “I am the only God and so are you,” spoken by a London engraver, would not make quite the same impression as “He is the only God. And so am I and so are you.” Rather than megalomaniacal or fantastic, Blake’s way of making his point is antinomian.”

Kripal, Jeffrey John, Reality against Society: William Blake, Antinomianism, and the American Counterculture, Common Knowledge - Volume 13, Issue 1, Winter 2007, p. 100.

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