Leslie Tannenbaum (essay date 1976)
SOURCE: "Blake's News from Hell: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell and the Lucianic Tradition," in ELH, Vol. 43, No. 1, Spring, 1976, pp. 74-99.
[In this essay Tannenbaum examines The Marriage of Heaven and Hell less as polemic than as satire, situating it firmly in the Lucianic or "News from Hell" tradition.]
Yet what can satire, whether grave or gay?
It may correct a foible, may chastise
The freaks of fashion, regulate the dress,
Retrench a sword-blade, or...
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