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Variously representing; yet still free
To whom the angel with a smile that glow'd
thou wert created,) we enjoy
So saying, he arose; whom Adam thus Follow'd with benediction. Since to part, Go, heavenly guest, ethereal messenger,
i Cape de Verde and the Cape de Vorde Islands.
2 In the West, where Hesperus, the evening star, appears.-From NEWTON. 31 John v. 3.
Sent from whose sov'reign goodness I adore.
So parted they, the angel up to heav'n
Satan having compassed the earth, with meditated guile returns as a mist by night into paradise, and enters into the serpent sleeping. Adam and Eve in the morning go forth to their labours, which Eve proposes to divide in several places, each labouring apart : Adam consents not, alleging the danger, lest that enemy, of whom they were forewarned, should attempt her found alone : Eve, loth to be thought not circumspect or firm enough, urges her going apart, the rather desirous to make trial of her strength : Adam at last yields : the serpent finds her alone; his subtle approach, first gazing, then speaking, with much flattery extolling Eve above all other creatures. Eve, wondering to hear the serpent speak, asks how he attained to human speech and such understanding not till now; the serpent answers, that by tasting of a certain tree in the garden he attained both to speech and reason, till then void of both : Eve requires him to bring her to that tree, and finds it to be the Tree of Knowledge forbidden; the serpent, now grown bolder, with many wiles and arguments induces her at length to eat: she, pleased with the taste, deliberates a while whether to impart thereof to Adam, or not; at last brings him of the fruit, relates what persuaded her to eat thereof: Adam at first amazed, but perceiving her lost, resolves, through vehemence of love, to perish with her, and extenuating the trespass eats also of the fruit : the effects thereof in them both : they seek to cover their nakedness: then fall to variance and accusation of one another.
No more of talk where God or Angel guest
1 Hector. See Iliad. ? See neid.
3 Ulysses. 4 Eneas,
If answerable style I can obtain
The sun was sunk, and after him the star
i Milton is supposed to have begun his great poem in his forty-eighth year, and finished it in his fifty-seventh. It was
published in 1667, when the Poet was in
2 Devices on sbields.
In meditated fraud and malice, bent On man's destruction, maugre what might hap Of heavier on himself, fearless return’d. By night he fled, and at midnight return'd From compassing the earth, cautious of day, Since Uriel regent of the sun descried His entrance, and forewarn’d the Cherubim That kept their watch; thence full of anguish driv'n, l'he space of seven continued nights he rode With darkness, thrice the equinoctial line He circled, four times cross'd the car of night From pole to pole, traversing each colure;' On the eighth return'd, and on the coast averse From entrance or Cherubic watch by stealth Found unsuspected way. There was a place, Now not, though sin, not time, first wrought the change, Where Tigris at the foot of paradise Into a gulf shot under ground, till part Rose up a fountain by the Tree of Life : In with the river sunk, and with it rose Satan involved in rising mist, then sought Where to lie hid: sea he had search’d, and land From Eden over Pontus,” and the pool Mæotis, up beyond the river Ob;3 Downward as far Antarctic; and in length West from Orontesa to the ocean barr'd At Darien ;5 thence to the land where flows Ganges and Indus:6 thus the orb he roam’d With narrow search; and with inspection deep Consider'd every creature, which of all Most opportune might serve his wiles, and found The serpent subtlest beast of all the field.? Him after long debate, irresolute Of thoughts revolved, his final sentence chose Fit vessel, fittest.in.of fraud, in whom
1 The colures are two great imaginary circles encompassing the globe froin north to south. Saian moved thus to keep in the shades of night.-From Lewtox.
The Euxino, or Dlack Sca.
3 Oby, a river of Siberia, .car the pic