The bracketing of the names of Shakespeare and Swedenborg is eminently well.
However, it is not on this reasoning alone that Swedenborg relies.
Swedenborg, it will be remembered, also had a clairvoyant vision of a fire at a great distance.
What Swedenborg saw upon that earth has no special interest.
The Broctonians are reported as reverencing the Bible, but this can only mean that they reverence it in Swedenborg's fashion.
The value of Swedenborg lies largely in what you can read into him.
The event proved also that it was Swedenborg's doctrine, but without his limitations.
I take for granted that my health will there be improved, and that Swedenborg has not deceived me.
There are three comments in which Blake introduces an element lacking in the voluminous writings of Swedenborg.
But even the Hell of Swedenborg is not free from the soft potency of our star.