In William Blake's "The Proverbs of Hell," what do these proverbs mean? 1. "Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead." 2. "The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the stormy sea, and the destructive sword, are portions of eternity too great for the eye of man." 3. "Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by incapacity."

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1. This is a reference to moving on from the past. It connects to the line before it, which reads, "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." When you are starting out something, you are bound to make mistakes, but it is important to take them to heart. However, you cannot let your mistakes control or define you. That is why when you set out anew with your plow, you must drive it...

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