1. From p. 4 of America: A Prophecy and Europe: A Prophecy by William Blake.
  2. Illustration 99, Jerusalem (ca. 1820), by William Blake.
  3. Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté Guidant le Peuple — July 28, 1830) (1830). Eugéne Delacroix.
  4. The Song of Los, Copy B, Plate 7. William Blake.
  5. Four Avenging Angels (1498). Engraving by Albrecht Dürer.
  6. Smelling Out a Rat: — Or the Atheistical-Revolutionist disturbed in his Midnight "Calculations." Vide A troubled conscience (1790). James Gillray. An allegorical portrayal of Burke's attack on Price's Reflections. Colored etching. Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs.
  7. Rioters Burning Dr. Priestley's House at Birmingham, 14 July 1791 (1791). Johann Eckstein. Susan Lowndes Marques Collection. On the second anniversary of the fall of the Bastille, Priestley's house was looted and burned down by a mob (inspired by the King and the Church) that was enraged by Priestley's view of revolution.
  8. William Blake, aged fifty (ca. 1843). Thomas Phillips.
  9. America: A Prophecy. Plate 6. William Blake.
  10. French pre-revolutionary print: the peasant, bowed under the burden of taxation, is seen as supporting the clergy and nobility.
  11. The French people as they saw themselves — and as some saw them from across the Channel.

    The top two images are Madame sans culotte and Le bon sans culotte. (Anonymous colored French prints, Clichè Bibliothèque Nationale France, Paris.) The bottom two images are A Paris Beau and A Paris Belle.
  12. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1804). James Northcote.
  13. Percy Bysshe Shelley (ca. 1829). Alfred Clint, after Amelia Curran.

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