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* Leader! the terms we sent were terms of weight, / Since Michael and his powers went forth to Of hard contents, and full of force urg'd home;

1 . tame Such as we might perceive amus'd them all,

These disobedient : sore hath been their fight, And stumbled many: who receives them right, As likeliest was, when two such foes met arm'd; Had need from head to foot well understand;

Por to themselves I left them; and thou Not understood, this gift they have besides,

know'st, They show us when our foes walk not upright.' Equal in their creation they were form'd,

“So they among themselves in pleasant vein Save what sin hath impaird; which yet bath Stood scoffing, heighten'd in their thoughts be- Insensibly, for I suspend their doom; wrought An doubt of victory : Eternal Might (yond Whence in perpetual fight they needs must last To match with their inventions they presum'd Endless, and no solution will be found So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn,

War wearied hath perform'd what war can do, And all his host derided, while they stood And to disorder'd rage let loose the reins, A while in trouble: but they stuod not long; With mountains, as with weapons, arm'd; which Rage prompted them at length, and found them

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Wild work in Heaven, and dangerous to the Against such hellish mischief fit to oppose. Two days are therefore past, the third is thine; Forthwith (behold the excellence, the power,

For thee I have ordain'd it; and thus far Which God hath in his mighty angels plac'd !) Have suffer'd, that the glory inay be thine Their arms away they threw, and to the hills Of ending this great war, since nope but thou (For Earth hath this variety from Heaven

Can end it. Into thee such virtue and grace. Of pleasure situate in hill and dale,)

Immense I have transfus'd, that all may know Light as the lightning glimpse they ran, they flew; In Heaven and Hell thy power above compare ; From their foundations loosening to and fro, And, this perverse commotion govern'd thus, They pluck'd the seated bills, with all their load, To manifest thee worthiest to be Heir Rocks, waters, woods, and by the shaggy tops Of all things; to be Heir, and to be King Up-lifting bore them in their hands: amaze, By sacred unction, thy deserved right, Be sure, and terrour, seiz'd the rebel host, Go then, thou Mightiest, in thy Father's might; When coming towards them so dread they saw Ascend my chariot, guide the rapid wheels The bottom of the mountains upward turn'd; That shake Heaven's basis, bring forth all my Till on those cursed engines' triple row

My bow and thunder, my almighty arms [war, They saw them whelm'd, and all their confidence Gird on, and sword upon thy puissant thigh; Under the weight of mountains buried deep ; Pursye these sons of darkness, drive them out Themselves invaded pext, and on their heads From all Heaven's bourds into the utter deep: Main promontories flung, which in the air There let them learn, as likes them, to despise Came shadowing, and oppress'd whole legions God, and Messiah, his anointed king.' arm'd;

Sbruis'd' “ He said, and on bis son with rays direct Their armour help'd their harm, crush'd in and Shone full; he all his father full express'd Into their substance pent, which wrought them Ineffably into his face receiv'd; Implacable, and many a dolorous groan; spain And thus the filial godhead answering spake. Long struggling underneath, ere they could “O Father, o Supreme of heavenly thrones, wind

First, Highest, Holiest, Best; thou always Out of such prison, though spirits of purest light, | To glorify thy Son; I always thee seek'st Purest at first, now gross by sinning grown. As is most just: this I my glory account, The rest, in imitation, to like arms

My exaltation, and my whole delight, Betook them, and the neighbouring hills uptore: That thou, in me well pleas'd, declar'st thy So hills amid the air encounter'd hills,

will Hurl'd to and fro with jaculation dire;

Fulfill'd, which to fulfil is all my bliss. That under ground they fought in dismal shade; Sceptre and power, thy giving, I assume, Infernal noise! war seem'd a civil game

And gladlier shall resign, when in the end To this uproar; horrid confusion heap'd

Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee Upon confusion rose: and now all Heaven For ever; and in me all whom thou lov'st: Had gone to wrack, with ruin overspread; But whom thou hat'st, I hate, and can put on Had not the Almighty Father, where he sits, Thy terrours, as I put thy mildness on, Shrin'd in bis sanctuary of Heaven secure, Image of thee in all things; and shall soon, Consulting on the sum of things, foreseen

Arm'd with thy might, rid Heaven of these This tumult, and perınitted all, advis'd :

rebellid; That his great purpose he might so fulfil, To their prepard ill mansion driren down, To honour bis anointed Son aveng'd

To chains of darkness, and the undying worm; Upon his enemies, and to declare

That from thy just obedience could revolt,
All power on him transferr'd: whence to his | Whom to obey is happiness entire.
Son,

Then shall thy saints, unmix'd, and from the The assessor of his throne, he thus began.

impure "Effulgence of my glory, Son belov'd,

Par separate, circling thy holy mount, Son, in whose face invisible is beheld

Unfeigned halleluiahs to thee sing, Visibly, what by Deity I am ;

Hymns of high praise, and I among them And in whose hand what by decree I do,

chief. Second Omnipotence! two days are past,

" So said, he, o'er his sceptre bowing, rose Two days, as we compute the days of Heaven, From the right hand of Glory where he sati

And the third sacred mom began to shine, Nor multitude ; stand only, and behold Dawning through Heaven. Forth rush with God's indignation on these godless pourd whirlwind sound

By me; not you, but me, they have despis’d, The chariot of Paternal Deity, [drawn, Yet envied ; against me is all their rage, Flashing thick flames, wheel within wheel un- Because the Father, to whom in Heaven su Itself instinct with spirit, but convoy'd

preme By four cherubic shapes; four faces each Kingdom, and power, and glory appertains, Had wonderous; as with stars, their bodies all Hath honour'd 'me, according to his will, And wings were set with eyes; with eyes the Therefore to me their doom he hath assigned; wheels

That they may have their wish to try with me Of beril, and careering fires between;

In battle which the stronger proves; they all, Over their heads a crystal firmament,

Or I alone against them; since by strength Whereon a sapphire throne, inlaid with pure They measure all, of other excellence Amber, and colours of the showery arch. Not emulous, ror care who them excels; He, in celestial panoply all arm'd

Nor other strife with them do I vouchsafe." of radiant Urim, work divinely wrought,

“So spake the Son, and into terrour chang'd Ascended ; at his right hand Victory

His countenance too severe to be beheld, Sat eagle-wing'd; beside him hung his bow And full of wrath bent on his enemies. And quiver with three bolted thunder stord; At once the Four spread out their starry wings And from about him fierce effusion roll'd With dreadful shade contiguous, and the orbs Of smoke, and bickering Aame, and sparkles of his fierce chariot roll'd, as with the sound dire:

Of torrent floods, or of a numerous host. Attended with ten thousand thousand saints, He on his impious foes right onward rore, He onward came; far off his coming shone ; Gloomy as night, under his burbing wheels And twenty thousand (I their number heard) The stedfast empyréan shook thronghout, Chariots of God, balf on each hand, were seen: All but the throne itself of God. Full soon He on the wings of cherub rode sublime

Among them he arriv'd; in his right hand On the crystalline sky, in sapphire thrond, Grasping ten thousand thunders, which he sent Illustrious far and wide; but by his own Before him, such as in their souls infixa First seen : them unexpected joy surpris'd, Plagues: they, astonish'd, all resistance lost, When the great ensign of Messiah blaz'd All courage ; down their idle weapons dropt : Aloft by angels borne, his sign in Heaven; O'er shields, and helms, and helmed heads be Under whose conduct Michael soon reduc'd

rode His army, circumfus'd on either wing,

Of thrones and mighty seraphim prostráte, Under their head imbodied all in one.

That wish'd the mountains now might be again Before him Power Divine his way prepar'd; Thrown on them, as a shelter from his ire. At his command the uprooted hills retir'd Nor less on either side tempestuous fell Each to his place; they heard his voice, and His arrows, from the fourfold-visaged Four went

Distinct with eyes, and from the living wheels Obsequious; Heaven his wonted face renewa, Distinct alike with multitude of eyes; And with fresh flowerets hill and valley smild. One spirit in them rul'd; and every eye This saw his hapless foes, but stood obdur'd, Glar'd lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire And to rebellious fight rallied their powers, Among the accurs'd, thắt wither'd all the Insensate, hope anceiving from despair.

strength, In heavenly spirits could such perverseness and of their wonted vigour left them draind, dwell?

Exhausted, spiritless, afflicted, fall’n. But to convince the proud what signs avail, Yet half his strength he put not furth, but Or wonders move the obdurate to relent? His thunder in mid volley; for he meant [checke They, hardend more by what might most re- Not to destroy, but root them out of Heaven: claim,

The overthrown he rais’d, and as a herd Grieving to see his glory, at the sight Of goats or timorous flock together throng'd Took envy; and, aspiring to his height, Drove them before him thunder-struck, pursue Stood re-embattled fierce, by force or fraud With terrours, and with furies, to the bounds Weening to prosper, and at length prevail And crystal wall of Heaven; which, opetring Against God and Messiah, or to fall

wide, In universal ruin last; and now

Roll'd inward, and a spacious gap disclos'd To final battle drew, disdaining flight,

Into the wasteful deep: the monstrons sight Or faint retreal; when the great Son of God Struck them with horrour backward, but far worse To all his host on either hand thus spake. Urgʻd them behind: headlong themselves they “Stand still in bright array, ye saints; here

threw stand,

Down from the verge of Heaven; eternal wrath Ye angels arm'd; this day from battle rest : Burnt after them to the bottomless pit. Faithful bath been your warfare, and of God “ Hell heard the unsafferable noise, Hell sat Accepted, fearless in his righteous cause; Heaven ruining from Heaven, and would have fled And as ye have receivd, so have ye done, Affrighted; but strict Fate had cast too deep Invincibly: but of this cursed crew

Her dark foundations, md too fast had boond. The punishment to other hand belongs'; Nine days they fell : confounded Chaos roard, Vengeance is his, or whose he sole appoints : And felt tenfold confusion in their fall Number to this day's work is not ordain'd, Through his wild anarchy, so huge a rout

Encumber'd him with ruin: Hell at last Wisdom thy sister, and with her didst play
Yawning receiv'd them whole, and on them in presence of the Almighty Father, pleas'd
Hell, their fit habitation, fraught with fires clos'd; With thy celestial song. Úp led by thee,
Unquenchable, the house of woe and pain. Into the Heaven of Heavens I have presum'd,
Disburden'd Heaven rejoic'd, and soon repair'd An earthly guest, and drawn empyreal air,
Her mural breach, returning whence it roll'a. Thy tempering : with like safety guided down
Sole victor, from the expulsion of his foes,

Return me to my native element:
Messiah his triumphal chariot turn'd:

Lest from this flying steed unrein'd, (as once To meet him all his saints, who silent stood Bellerophon, though from a lower clime,) Eye-witnesses of his almighty acts,

Dismounted, on the Aleian field I fall, With jubilee advanc'd; and, as they went,

Erroneous there to wander, and forlorn. Shaded with branching palm, each order bright, Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound Sung triumph, and him sung victorious King, Within the visible diurnal sphere; Son, Heir, and Lord, to him

dominion given, Standing on earth, not rapt above the pole, Worthiest to reign: He, celebrated, rode [courts More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchang'd Triumphant through mid Heaven, into the To hoarse or mute, though falln on evil days, And temple of his mighty Father thron'd On evil days though fall'n, and evil tongues; On high; who into glory him receiv'd,

In darkness, and with dangers compass'd round, Where now he sits at the right hand of bliss. And solitude ; yet not alone, while thou “ Thus measuring things in Heaven by things Visit'st my slumbers nightly, or when morn on Earth,

Purples the east : still govern thou my song,
At thy request, and that thou may'st beware Urania, and fit audience find, though few.
By what is past, to thee I have reveal'd

But drive far off the barbarous dissonance
What might have else to human race been hid; Of Bacchus and his revellers, the race
The discord which befel, and war in Heaven Of that wild rout that tore the Thracian band
Among the angelic powers, and the deep fall In Rhodope, where woods and rocks had ears
Of those too high aspiring, who rebelld To rapture, till the savage clamour drown'd
With Satan; he who envies now thy state, Both harp and voice; nor could the Muse defend
Who now is plotting how he may seduce

Her son. So fail not thou, who thee implores : Thee also from obedience, that, with him

For thou art heavenly, she an empty dream. Bereav'd of happiness, thou may'st partake

Say, goddess, what ensued when Raphaël, His punishment, eternal misery ;

The affable arch-angel, had forewarn'd Which would be all his solace and revenge,

Adam, by dire example, to beware As a despite done against the Most High, Apostacy, by what befel in Heaven Thee once to gain companion of his woe.

To those apostates; lest the like befall But listen not to his temptations, warn

In Paradise to Adam or his race, Thy weaker ; let it profit thee to have heard,

Charg'd not to touch the interdicted tree, By terrible example, the reward

If they transgress, and slight that sole command, of disobedience; firm they might have stood,

So easily obey'd amid the choice
Yet fell ; remember, and fear to transgress.”

Of all tastes else to please their appetite,
Though wandering. He, with his consorted Eve,
The story heard attentive, and was filled

With admiration and deep muse, to hear
PARADISE LOST.

of things so high and strange; things, to their

thought BOOK VII.

So unimaginable, as hate in Heaven,

And war so near the peace of God in bliss,
THE ARGUMENT.

With such confusion : but the evil, soon

Driven back, redounded as a flood on those Raphael, at the request of Adam,relates how and From whom it sprung; impossible to mix wherefore this world was first created ; that the doubts that in his heart arose : and now

With blessedness. Whence Adam soon repeal'd God, after the expelling of Satan and his angels Led on, yet sinless, with desire to know out of Heaven, declared his pleasure to create what nearer might concern him, how this world another world, and other creatures to dwell therein; sends his Son with glory, and attend- of Heaven and Earth conspicuous first began ; ance of angels, to perform the work of crea- What within Eden, or without, was done

When, and whereof created; for what cause; tion in six days: the angels celebrate with Before his memory: as one whose drought hymns the performance thereof, and his reas- Yet scarce allay'd still eyes the current stream, cension into Heaven.

Whose liquid murmur heard new thirst excites,

Proceeded thus to ask his heavenly guest. DESCEND from Heaven, Urania, by that name “ Great things, and full of wonder in our ears, If rightly thou art calld, whose voice divine Far differing from this world, thou hast reveald, Following, above the Olympian hill Isoar, Divine interpreter! by favour sent Above the flight of Pegaséan wing.

Down from the empyréan, to forewarn The meaning, not the name, I call: for thou Us timely of what might else have been our loss, Nor of the Muses nine, nor on the top Unknown, which buman knowledge could not of old Olympus dwell'st ; but, heavenly-born,

reach : Before the hills appear'd, or fountain flow'd, For which to the infinitely Good we owe Thou with eternal Wisdom didst converse, Immortal thanks, and his admonishment

Receive' with solemn purpose to observe Their station ; Heaven, yet populous, retains Immutably his sovran will, the end

Number sufficient to possess her realms
Of what we are. But since thou hast vouchsaf a Though wide, and this high temple to frequent
Gently, for our instruction, to impart [cern'd With ministeries due, and solemn rites :
Things above earthly thought, which yet con- But, lest his heart exalt him in the harm
Our knowing, as to highest Wisdom seem'd, Already done, to have dispeopled Heaven,
Deign to descend now lower, and relate

My damage fondly deem'd, I can repair
What may no less perhaps avail us known, That detriment, if such it be to lose
How first began this Heaven' which we behold Self-lost; and in a moment will create
Distant so high, with moving fires adorn'd Another world, out of one man a race
Innumerable; and this which yields or fills Of men inpumerable, there to dwell,
All space, the ambient air wide interfus'd Not here; till, by degrees of merit rais'd,
Embracing round this florid Earth? what cause They open to themselves at length the way
Mov'd the Creator in his holy rest

Up hither, under long obedience tried; (Earth, Through all eternity so late to build

And Earth be chang'd to Heaven, and Heaven to In Clraos; and the work begun, how soon One kingdom, joy and union without end. Absolv'd ; if unforbid thou may'st unfold Mean while inhabit lax, ye powers of Heaven; What we, not to explore the secrets ask And thou my Word, begotten Son, by thee Of his eternal empire, but the more

This I perform ; speak thou, and be it done!
To magnify his works, the more we know. My overshadowing spirit and might with thee
And the great light of day yet wants to run I send along ; ride forth, and bid the deep
Much of his race though steep; suspense in Within appointed bounds be Heaven and Earth;
Heaven,

Boundless the deep, because I am who fill
Held by thy voice, thy potent voice, he hears, Infinitude, nor vacuous the space,
And longer will delay to hear thee tell

Though I, uncircumscrib'd myself, retire,
His generation, and the rising birth

And put not forth my goodness, which is free Of Nature from the unapparent deep:

To act or not, necessity and chance Or if the star of evening and the Moon

Approach not me, and what I will is fate.' Haste to thy audience, Night with her will bring “So spake the Almighty, and to what he spake Silence; and Sleep, listening to thee, will watch; His Word, the filial Godhead, gave effect. Or we can bid bis absence, till thy song

Immediate are the acts of God,

more swift End, and dismiss thee ere the morning shine.” Than time or motion, but to human ears

Thus Adam his illustrious guest besonght: Cannot without process of speech be told, And thus the godlike angel answer'd mild. So told as earthly notion can receive. “ This also thy request, with caution ask'd, Great triumph and rejoicing was in Heaven, Obtain ; though to recount almighty works When such was heard declared the Almighty's What words or tongue of seraph can sufiice,

will;
Or heart of man safiice to comprehend? Glory they sung to the Most High, good will
Yet what thou canst attain, which best may serve To future men, and in their dwellings peace:
To glorify the Maker, and infer

Glory to him, whose just avenging ire
Thee also happier, shall not be withheld Had driven out the ungodly from his sight
Thy hearing; such commission from above And the habitations of the just; to him
I have receiv'd, to answer thy desire

Glory and praise, whose wisdom had ordain'd
Of knowledge within bounds; beyond, abstain Good out of evil to create ; instead
To ask; nor let thine own inventions hope Of spirits malign, a better race to bring
Things not reveald, which the invisible King, Into their vacant room, and thence diffuse
Only Omniscient, hath suppress'd in night; His good to worlds and ages infinite.
To none communicable in Earth or Heaven: “So sang the hierarchies : wean while the Son
Enough is left besides to search and know. On his great expedition now appear'd,
But knowledge is as food, and needs no less Girt with omnipotence, with radiance crown'd
Her temperance over appetite, to know

Of majesty divine; sapience and love
In measure what the mind may well contain; Immense, and all his father in him sbone,
Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns About his chariot numberless were pour'd
Wisdom to folly, as nourishinent to wind.

Cherub, and seraph, potentates, and thrones,
“ Know then, that, after Lucifer from Heaven And virtues, winged spirits, and chariots wing 'd
(So call him, brighter once amidst the host From the armoury of God; where stand of old
Of angels, than that star the stars among.) Myriads, between two brazen mountains lodg'd
Fell with his flaming legions through the deep Against a solemn day, harness'd at hand,
Into his place, and the great Son return'd Celestial equipage; and now came forth
Victorious with his saints, the Omnipotent Spontaneous, for within them spirit liv'd,
Eternal Father from his throne beheld

Attendant on their Lord: Heaven open'd wide Their multitude, and to his Son thus spake. Her ever-during gates, harmonious sound

“ 'At least our envious foe hath fail'd, who On golden hinges moving, to let forth All like himself rebellious, by whose aid (thought The King of Glory, in his powerful Word This inaccessible high strength, the seat

And Spirit, coming to create new worlds. Of Deity supreme, us dispossess'd,

On heavenly ground they stood; and from the A trusted to have seiz'd, and into fraud They view the vast immeasureable abyss (shore Drew many, whom their place knows here no Outrageous as a sea, dark, wasteful, wild, Yet far the greater part have kept, I see, [more: Up from the bottom tum'd by furious winds

And surging waves, as mountains, to assault Appear'd not : over all the face of Earth Heaven's height, and with the centre mix the Main ocean Aow'd, not idle; but, with warm pole.

(peace,' Prolific humour softening all her globe, Silence, ye troubled wares, and thou deep, Fermented the great mother to conceive, Said then the omnific Word ;' your discord end! Satiate with genial moisture ; when God said, Nor staid ; but, on the wings of cherubim • Be gather'd now ye waters under Heaven Uplifted, in paternal glory rode

Into one place, and let dry land appear.'
Far into Chaos, and the world unborn ;

Immediately the mountains huge appear
For Chaos heard his voice : him all his train Emergent, and their broad bare backs upheave
Follow'd in bright procession, to behold

Into the clouds; their tops ascend the sky:
Creation, and the wonders of his might.

So high as heav'd the tumid hills, so low
Then staid the fervid wheels, and in his hand Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep,
He took the golden compasses, prepar'd

Capacious bed of waters : thither they
In God's eternal store, to circumscribe

Hasted with glad precipitance, uprollid, This universe, and all created things :

As drops on dust conglobing from the dry : One foot he center'd, and the other turn'd

Part rise in crystal wall, or ridge direct, Round through the vast profundity obscure ; For haste; such fight the great command imAnd said, “Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds,

press'd This be thy just circumference, O World !! On the swift floods: as armies at the call Thos God the Heaven created, thus the Earth, Of trumpets (for of armies thou hast heard) Matter unformd and void : darkness profound Troop to their standard ; so the watery throng, Cover'd the abyss: but on the watery calm Wave rolling after wave, where way they found, His brooding wings the Spirit of God outspread, If steep, with torrent rapture, if through plain, And vital virtue infus'd, and vital warmth

Soft-ebbing ! nor withstood them rock or hill; Throughout the Anid mass; but downward But they, or under ground, or circuit wide purg'd

With serpent errour wandering, found their way, The black tartareous cold infernal dregs, And on the washy oose deep channels wore; Adverse to life : then founded, then conglob'd Easy, ere God had bid the ground be dry, Like things to like; the rest to several place All but within those banks, where rivers now Disparted, and between spun out the air; Stream, and perpetual draw their humid train. And Eartb, self-balanc'd, on her centre hung. The dry land, Earth ; and the great receptacle “ . Let there be light,' said God; and forthwith Of congregated waters, he call'd Seas: Light

And saw that it was good; and said, “Let the Ethereal, first of things, quintessence pure

Earth
Sprung from the deep; and from her pative east Put furth the verdant grass, herb yielding'seed,
To journey through the aery gloom began, And fruit-tree yielding fruit after her kind,
Spher'd in a radiant cloud, for yet the Sun Whose seed is in herself upon the Earth.'
Was not; she in a cloudy tabernacle

He scarce had said, when the bare Earth, till then
Sojourn'd the while. God saw the light was good; Desert and bare, unsightly, unadorn'd, (clad
And light from darkness by the hemisphere Brought forth the tender grass, whose verdure
Divided : light the Day, and darkness Night, Her universal face with pleasant green;
He nam'd. Thus was the first day even and morn: Then herbs of every leaf, that sudden flower'd
Nor past uncelebrated, nor unsung

Opening their various colours, and made gay By the celestial quires, when orient light

Her bosom, smelling sweet: and, these scarce Exhaling first from darkness they beheld ;

blown,

· [crept Birtb-day of Heaven and Earth; with joy and Forth Aourish'd thick the clustering vine, forth The bollow universal orb they fill'd, (shout | The swelling gourd, up stood the corny reed And touch'd their golden harps, and hymning Embattled in her field, and the humble shrub, prais'd

And bush with frizzled hair implicit: last God and his works; Creator him they sung, Rose, as in dance, the stately trees, and spread Both when first evening was, and when first Their branches hung with copivus fruit, or mom.

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[Crown'd, “ Again, God said, Let there be firmament Their blossoms: with high woods the hills were Amid the waters, and let it divide

With tufts the valleys, and each fountain side; The waters from the waters ;' and God made With borders long the rivers: that Earth now The firmament, expanse of liquid, pure,

Seein'd like to Heaven, a seat where gods might Transparent, elemental air, diffus'd In circuit to the uttepmost convex

Or wander with delight, and love to haunt Of this great round; partition firon and sure, Her sacred shades : though God had yet not The waters underneath from those above

rain'd Dividing: for as Earth, so he the world

Upon the Earth, and man to till the ground Built on circumfluous waters calm, in wide None was ; but from the Earth a dewy mist Crystalline ocean, and the loud misrule

Went up, and water'd all the ground, and each Of Chaos far remov'd ; lest fierce extremes Plant of the field; which, ere it was in the Earth, Contiguous might distemper the whole frame: God made, and every herb, before it grew And Heaven he pam'd the Firmament: so even On the green stem : God saw that it was good : And morning chorus sung the second day. (get So even and morn recorded the third day.

“ TheEarth was form'd, but in the womb as Again ihe Almighty spake, “ . Let there be of waters, embryon immature inyolv'd,

High in the expanse of Heayen, to divide (lights

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