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From what we fear for both, let us make short, Of these fair spreading trees; which bids us seek Let us seek Death ;-or, he not found, supply Some better shroud, some better warmth to With our own hands his office on ourselves :

cherish Why stand we longer shivering under fears, Our limbs benumm'd, ere this diurnal star That show no end but death, and have the power, Leave cold the night, how we his gather'd beams Of many ways to die the shortest choosing, Reflected may with matter sere foment; Destruction with destruction to destroy ?" Or, by collision of two bodies, grind

She ended here, or vehement despair | The air attrite to fire; as late the clouds (shock, Broke off the rest; so much of death her thoughts Justling, or push'd with winds, rude in their Had entertain'd, as dy'd her cheeks with pale. Tine the slant lightning; whose thwart Aame, But Adam, with such counsel nothing swa y'd,

driven down, To better hopes his more attentive mind

Kindles the gummy bark of fir or pine; Labouring had rais'd; and thus to Eve replied. And sends a comfortable heat from far

“ Eve, thy contempt of life and pleasure seems Which might supply the Sun: such fire to use, To argue in thee something more sublime

And what may else be remedy or cure
And excellent, than w hat thy mind contemns; To evils which our own misdeels have wrought,
But self-destruction therefore sought, refutes He will instruct us praying, and of grace
That excellence thought in thee; and implies, Beseeching him; so as we need not fear
Not thy contempt, but anguish and regret To pass commodiously this life, sustain'd
For loss of life and pleasure overlov'd.

By him with many comforts, till we end
Or if thou covet death, as utmost end

In dust, our final rest and native home, Of misery, so thinking to evade

What better can we do, than, to the place The penalty pronounc'd; doubt not but God Repairing where he judg'd us, prostrate fall Hath wiselier arm'd his vengeful ire, than so Before him reverent; and there confess To be forestall'd; much morel fear lest death, Humbly our faults, and pardon beg; with tears So snatch'd, will not exempt us from the pain Watering the ground, and with our sighs the We are by doom to pay ; rather, such acts

air Of contumacy will provoke the Highest

Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite, in sign To make death in us live: then let us seek | Of sorrow unfeign'd, and humiliation meek? Some safer resolution, which methinks

Undoubtedly he will relent, and turn I have in view, calling to mind with heed

Proin his displeasure ; in whose look serene, Part of our sentence, that thy seed shall bruise When angry most be seem'd and most severe, The serpent's head; piteous amends ! unless What else but favour, grace, and mercy, shone;" Be meant, whom I conjecture, our grand foe, So spake our father penitent; nor Eve Satan; who, in the serpent, hath contriv'd Felt less remorse: they, forthwith to the place Against us this deceit : to crush his head Repairing where he judg’d them, prostrate fell Would be revenge indeed! which will be lost Before him reverent; and both confess'd By death brought on ourselves, or childless days Humbly their faults, and pardon begg'd; with Resols'd, as thou proposest ; so our foe

tears Shall 'scape his punishment ordain'd, and we Watering the ground, and with their sighs the air Instead shall double ours upon our heads.

Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite, in sign
No more be mention'd then of violence

Of sorrow unfeigu’d, and humiliation meek.
Against ourselves; and wilful barrenness,
That cuts us off from hope ; and savours only
Rancour and pride, impatience and despite,
Reluctance against God and his just yoke
Laid on our necks. Remember with what mild

PARADISE LOST.
And gracious temper he both heard, and judg'd, !
Without wrath or reviling; we expected
Immediate dissolution, which we thought

BOOK XI.
Was meant by death that day; when lo! to

The ARGUMENT. Pains only in child-bearing were foretold, And bringing forth; soon recompens'd with joy, The Son of God presents to his father the prayers Fruit of thy womb : on me the curse aslope of our first parents now repenting, and interGlanc'd on the ground; with labour I must earn cedes for them: Goel accepts them, but deMy bread; what harm ? Idleness had been clares that they must no longer abide in Paworse ;

radise; sends Michael with a band of cheruMy labour will sustain me; and, lest cold bim to dispossess them; but first to reveal to Or heat should injure us, his timely care

Adam future things : Michael's coming down. Hath, unbesought, provided ; and his hands Adam shows to Eve certain ominous signs ; Cloth'd us unworthy, pitying while he judg'd; he discerns Michael's approach ; goes out to How much more if we pray him, will his ear meet him : the angel denounces their deparBe open, and his heart to pity incline,

ture. Eve's lamentation. Adam pleads, And teach us further by what means to shun

but submits: the angel leads him up to a high The inclement seasons, rain, ice, hail, and snow? hill; sets before him in vision what shall hapWhich now the sky, with various face, begins pen till the Flood. "To sbow us in this mountain ; while the winds Blow moist and keen, shattering the graceful Thus they, in lowliest plight, repentant stood locks

Praying; for from the mercy-seat above

thee

Prevenient grace descending had remov'd As how with peccant angels late they saw,
The stong from their hearts, and made new flesh And in their state, thoughi firm, stood more con-
Regenerate grow instead ; that sighs now breath'd

firm'd."
Unutterable; which the spirit of prayer [flight He ended, and the Son gave signal high
Inspir'd, and wing'd for Heaven with speedier To the bright minister that watch'd ; be blew
Than loudest oratory: yet their port

His trumpet, heard in Oreb since perhaps Not of mean suitors ; nor important less When God descended, and perhaps once more Seem'd their petition, than when the ancient pair To sound at general doom. The angelic blast In fables old, less ancient yet than these, Filld all the regions : from their blissful bowers Deucalion and chaste Pyrrha, to restore

Of amarantine shade, fountain or spring, The race of mankind drown'd, before the shrine By the waters of life, where'er they sat Of Themis stood devout. To Heaven their In fellowships of joy, the sons of light prayers

Hasted, resorting to the summons high; Flew up, nor miss'd the way, by envious winds And took their seats: till from his throne supreme Blown vagabond or frustrate : in they pass'd The Almighty thus pronounc'd his sovran will Dimensionless through heavenly doors; then clad “O sons, like one of us Man is become With incense, where the golden altar fum'd, To know both good and evil, since his taste By their great Intercessor, came in sight

Of that defended fruit ; but let him boast Before the Father's throne : them the glad Son His knowledge of good lost, and evil got; Presenting, thus to intercede began. [sprung Happier ! had it suffic'd him to have known

“ See, Father, what first-fruits on Earth are Good by itself, and evil not at all. From thy implanted grace in Man ; these sighs He sorrows now, repents, and prays contrite, And prayers, which in this golden censer, mix'd My motions in him; longer than they move, With incense, I thy priest before thee bring; His heart I know, how variable and rain, Fruits of more pleasing savour, from thy seed Self-left. Lest therefore bis now bolder hand Sown with contrition in his heart, than those Reach also of the tree of life, and eat, Which, his own hand manuring, all the trees And live for ever, dream at least to live Of Paradise could have produc'd ere fallm For ever, to remove him I decree, From innocence. Now therefore, bend thine ear And send him from the garden forth to till

To supplication; hear his sighs, though mute; The ground whence he was taken, fitter soil. Unskilful with what words to pray, let me

“ Michael, this my behest have thou in charge; Interpret for him; me, his advocate

Take to thee from among the cherubim Ard propitiation; all his works on me,

Thy choice of Alaming warriours, lest the fiend, Good, or not good, ingraft ; my merit those Or in behalf of Man, or to invade Shall perfect, and for these my death shall pay. Vacant possession, some new trouble raise; Accept me; and, in me, from these receive Haste thee, and from the Paradise of God The smell of peace toward mankind : let him live without remorse drive out the sinful pair; Before thee reconcil'd, at least his days

Froth hallow'd ground the unholy; and denounce Number'd though sad ; till death, his doom, To them, and to their progeny, from thence (which I

Perpetual banishment. Yet, lest they faint To mitigate thus plead, not to reverse,)

At the sad sentence rigorously urg'd, To better life shall yield him : where with me (For I behold them soflen'd, and with tears All my redeem'd may dwell in joy and bliss ; Bewailing their excess,) all terrour hide, Made one with me, as I with thee am one.” If patiently thy bidding they obey,

To whom the Father, without cloud, serene. Dismiss them not disconsolate; reveal “ All thy request for Man, accepted Son, To Adam wifat shall come in future days, Obtain ; all thy request was my decree:

As I shall thee enlighten ; intermix But, longer in that Paradise to dwell,

My covenant in the woman's seed renew'd; The law I gave to Nature him forbids :

So send them forth, though sorrowing, yet in peace: 'Those pure immortal elements, that know And on the east side of the garden place, No gross, no unbarmonious mixture foul,

Where entrance up from Eden easiest climbs, Eject him, tainted now; and purge hiin off, Cherubic watch; and of a sword the flame As a distemper, gross, to air as gross,

Wide-waving; all approach far off to fright, And murtal foud; as may dispose him best And guard all passage to the tree of life : * For dissolution wrought by sin, that first Lest Paradise a receptacle prove Distemper'd all things, and of incorrupt To spirits foul, and all my trees their prey; Corrupted. I, at first, with two fair gifts With whose stol'n fruit man once more to delude." Created him endow'd; with happiness,

He ceas'd; and the arch-angelic power prepared And immortality : that fondly lost,

For swift descent; with him the cohort bright * This other serv'd but to eternize woe;

Of watchful cherubim : four faces each Till I provided death: so death becomes Had, like a double Janus; all their shape 'His final remedy; and, after life,

Spangled with eyes more numerous than those * Tried in sharp tribulation, and refin'd

Of Argus, and more wakeful than to dronse, By faith and faithful works, to second life, Charm'd with Arcadian pipe, the pastoral read Wak'd in the renovation of the just,

Of Hermes, or his opiate rod. Mean while, Resigns him up with Heaven and Earth renew'd. To re-salute the world with sacred light, But let us call to synod all the blest, (not hide Leucothea wak’d; and with fresh dews embalm Through Heaven's wide bounds: from them I will The Earth ; when Adam and first matrou Ere My judgments ; how with mankind I proceed, Had ended now their orisons, and found

Strength added from above; new hope to spring O'er the blue firmament a radiant white,
Out of despair; joy, but with fear yet linkd; And slow descends with something heavenly
Which thus to Eve his welcome words renew'd.

fraught?" “Eve, easily may faith admit, that all

Heerr'd not; for by this the heavenly bands The good which we enjoy, from Heaven descends; Down from a sky of jasper lighted now But, that from us aught should ascend to Heaven In Paradise, and on a hill made halt; So prevalent as to concern the mind

A glorious apparition, had not doubt Of God high-blest, or to incline his will,

And carnal fear that day dimm'd Adam's eye. Hard to belief may seem ; yet this will prayer Not that more glorious, when the angels met Or one short sigh of human breath, upborne Jacob in Mahanaim, where he saw Even to the seat of God. For since I sought The field pavilion'd with his guardians bright; By prayer the offended Deity to appease; Nor that, which on the flaming mount appear'd Kneel'd, and before him humbled all my heart; In Dothan, cover'd with a camp of fire, Methought I saw him placable and mild, Against the Syrian king, who to surprise Bending his ear; persuasion in me grew

One man, assassin-like, had levied war, That I was heard with favour; peace return'd War unproclaim’d. The princely hierarch Home to my breast, and to my memory In their bright stand there left his powers, to seize His promise, that thy seed shall bruise our foe; Possession of the garden ; he alone, Which, then not minded in dismay, yet now To find where Adam shelter'd, took his way, Assures me that the bitterness of death

Not unperceiv'd of Adam : who to Eve, Is past, and we shall live. Whence hail to thee, While the great visitant approach'd, thus spake. Eve rightly calPd, mother of all mankind, “Eve, now expect great tidings, which perhaps Mother of all things living, since by thee Of us will soon determine, or impose Man is to live; and all things live for Man.” New laws to be obsery'd; for I descry,

To whom thus Eve with sad demeanour meek, From yonder blazing cloud that veils the hill, « Il-worthy I such title should belong

One of the heavenly host ; and, by his gait,
To me transgressor; who, for thee ordain'd None of the meanest; some great potentate
A help, became thy snare; to me reproach Or of the thrones above; such majesty
Rather belongs, distrust, and all dispraise: Invests him coming ! yet not terrible,
But infinite in pardon was my judge,

That I should fear; nor sociably mild,
That I, who first brought death on all, am grac'd As Raphaël, that I should much confide ;
The source of life; next favourable thou, But solemn and sublime ; whom not to offend,
Who highly thus to entitle me vouchsaf'st, With reverence I must meet, and thou retire."
Far other name deserving. But the field

He ended; and the arch-angel soon drew nigh, To labour calls us, now with sweat impos'd, Not in his shape celestial, but as man Though after sleepless night ; for see! the Morn, Clad to meet man; over his lucid arms All unconcern'd with our unrest, begins

A military vest of purple flow'd, Her rosy progress smiling : let us forth; Livelier than Melibean, or the grain I never from thy side henceforth to stray, Of Sarra, worn by kings and heroes old Where'er our day's work lies, though now enjoin'd In time of truce; Iris had dipt the woof; Laborious till day droop; while here we dwell, His starry helm unbuckled show'd him prime What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks? In manhood where youth ended; by his side, Here let us live, though in fall’n state, content.” As in a glistering zodiac, hung the sword, So spake, so wish'd much-humbled Eve; but Satan's dire dread; and in his hand the spear. Fate

Adam bow'd low; he, kingly, from his state Subscrib'd not: Nature first gave signs, impress'd Inclin'd not, but his coming thus declar'd. On bird, beast, air ; air suddenly eclips'd, “Adam, Heaven's high behest no preface needs: After short blush of morn: nigh in her sight Sufficient that thy prayers are heard; and Death, The bird of Jove, stoop'd from his aery tour, Then due by sentence when thou didst transgress, Two birds of gayest plume before him drove; Defeated of his seizure many days Down from a hill the beast that reigns in woods, Given thee of grace; wherein thou may'st repent, First hunter then, pursu'd a gentle brace, And one bad act with many deeds well done Goodliest of all the forest, hart and hind; May'st cover: well may then thy Lord, apDirect to the eastern gate was bent their fight.

peas'd,

(claim; Adam observ'd, and with his eye the chase Redeem thee quite from Death's rapacious Pursuing, not unmoy'd, to Eve thus spake. But longer in this Paradise to dwell

« O Eve, some further change awaits us nigh, Permits not; to remove thee I am come, Which Heaven, by these mute signs in Nature, And send thee from the garden forth to till Forerunners of his purpose ; or to warn (shows The ground whence thou wast taken, fitter soil.” Us, haply too secure, of our discharge

He added not; for Adam at the news From penalty, because from death releas'd Heart-struck with chilling gripe of sorrow stood, Some days; how long, and what till then our life, That all his senses bound ; Eve, who unseen Who knows? or more than this, that we are dust, Yet all had heard, with audible lament And thither must return, and be no more? Discover'd soon the place of her retire. Why else this double object in our sight

“O unexpected stroke, worse than of Death! Of flight pursued in the air, and o'er the ground, Must I thus leave thee, Paradise ? thus leave One way the self-same hour? why in the east Thee, native soil! these happy walks and shades, Darkness ere day's mid-course, and morning-light Fit haunt of gods ? where I had hope to spend, More orient iy yon western cloud, that draws Quiet though sad, the respite of that day

That must be mortal to us both. O flowers, His presence to these narrow bounds confira That never will in other climate grow,

Of Paradise, or Eden: this had been My early visitation, and my last

Perhaps thy capital seat, from whence had spread At even, which I bred up with tender hand All generations, and had hither come From the first opening bud, and gave ye names! From all the ends of the Earth, to celebrate Who now shall rear ye to the Sun, or rank And reverence thee, their great progenitor. Your tribes, and water from the ambrosial fount? But this pre-eminence thou hast lost, brought Thee lastly, nuptial bower! by me adorn'd (thee

down With what to sight or smell was sweet! from To dwell on even ground now with thy sons: How shall I part, and whither wander down Yet doubt not but in valley, and in plain, Into a lower world; to this obscure

God is, as here; and will be found alike And wild ? how shall we breathe in other air Present; and of his presence many a sign Less pure, accustom'd to immortal fruits » Still following thee, still compassing thee round

Whom thus the angel interrupted mild. With goodness and paternal love, his face “ Lament not, Eve, but patiently resign Express, and of his steps the track divine. What justly thou hast lost, nor set thy heart, Which that thou may'st believe, and be confirm'd Thus over-fond, on that which is not thine : Ere thou from hence depart; know, I am sent Thy going is not lonely; with thee goes To show thee what shall come in future days Thy husband; him to follow thou art bound ; To thee, and to thy offspring: good with bad Where he abides, think there thy native soil.” Expect to hear; supernal grace contending

Adam, by this from the cold sudden damp With sinfulness of men; thereby to learn Recovering, and his scatter'd spirits return'd, True patience, and to temper joy with fear To Michael thus his humble words address'd. And pious sorrow; equally inur'd

“Celestial, whether among the thrones,or nam'd By moderation either state to bear, Of them the highest ; for such of shape may seem Prosperous or adverse : so shalt thou lead Prince above princes! gently hast thou told Safest thy life, and best prepar'd endure Thy message, which might else in telling wound, Thy mortal passage when it comes.- Ascend And in performing end us; what besides This hill; let Eve (for I have drench'd her eyes) Of sorrow, and dejection, and despair,

Here sleep below; while thou to foresight wak'st; Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring, As once thou slept'st, while she to life was form’d." Departure from this happy place, our sweet To whom thus Adam gratefully replied. Recess, and only consolation left

“ Ascend, I follow thee, safe guide, the path Familiar to our eyes! all places else

Thou lead'st me; and to the hand of Heaven Inhospitable appear, and desolate ;

However chastening; to the evil turn [submit, Nor knowing us, nor known: and, if by prayer My obvious breast; arming to overcome Incessant I could hope to change the will By suffering, and earn rest from labour won, Of him who all things can, I would not cease If so I may attain." --So both ascend To weary him with my assiduous cries :

In the visions of God. It was a hill, But prayer against his absolute decree

Of Paradise the highest ; from whose top No more avails than breath against the wind, The hemisphere of Earth, in clearest ken, Blown stidling back on him that breathes it

. Stretch'd out to the amplest reach of prospect lay, Therefore to his great bidding I submit. (forth : Not higher that bill, nor wider looking round, This most afficts me, that, departing hence, Whereon, for different cause, the tempter set As from his face I shall be hid, depriv'd

Our second Adam, in the wilderness; [glory. His blessed countenance : here I could frequent To show him all Earth's kingdoms, and their With worship place by place where he vouchsafd His eye might there command wherever stood Presence Divine; and to my sons relate, City of old or modern fame, the seat ! On this mount he appear'd; under this tree Of mightiest empire, from the destin'd walls Stood visible ; among these pines his voice Of Cambalu, seat of Cathajan Can, Į heard; here with him at this fountain talk'd :' And Samarchand by Oxus, semir's throne, So many grateful altars I would rear

To Paquin of Sinæan kings; and thence Of grassy turf, and pile up every stone

To Agra and Lahor of great Mogul, Of lustre from the brook, in memory

Down to the golden Chersonese; or where Or monument to ages; and thereon [ers: The Persian in Ecbatan sat, or since Offer sweet-smelling gums, and fruits, and how In Hispahan; or where the Ruşsian ksar In yonder nether world where shall I seek In Mosco; or the sultan in Bizance, His bright appearances, or foot-step trace? Turchestan-born; nor could his eye 'not ken For though I fed him angry, yet, recallid The empire of Negus to his utmost port To life prolong'd and promis'd race, I now Ercoco, and the less maritim kings Gladly behold though but his utmost skirts Mombaza, and Quiloa, and Melind, Of glory; and far off his steps adore."

And Sofala, thought

Ophir, to the realm To whom thus Michael with regard benign. Of Congo, and Angola farthest south; “ Adam, thou know'st Heaven his, and all the Or thence from Niger flood to Atlas mount

The kingdoms of Almansor, Fez and Sus, Not this rock only; his Omnipresence fills Morocco, and Algiers, and Tremisen ; Land, sea, and air, and every kind that lives, On Europe thence, and where Rome was to sway Fomented by his virtual power and warm'd: The world : in spirit perhaps he also saw All the Earth he gave thee to possess and rule, Rich Mexico,

the seat of Montezume, No despicable gift; surmise not thep

And Cusco in Peru, the richer seat

Earth;

new'd.

Of Atabalipa; and yet unspoil'd

More terrible at the entrance, than within. Guiana, whose great city Geryon's sons

Some, as thou saw'st, by violent stroke shall die; Cail El Dorado. But to nobler sights

By fire, flood, famine, by intemperance more . Michael from Adam's eyes the film remov'd, In meals and drinks, which on the Earth shall Which tbat false fruit that promis'd clearer

bring sight

Diseases dire, of which a monstrous crew Had bred; then purg'd with eaphrasy and rue Before thee shall appear; that thou may'st The visual nerve, for he had much to see; What misery the inabstin', ce of Eve, know And from the well of life three drops instill'd. Shall bring on men.” Immediately a place So deep the power of these ingredients pierc'd, Before his eyes appeard, sad, noisome, dark; Even to the inmost seat of mental sight,

A lazar-house it seem'd; wherein were laid That Adam, now enforc'd to close his eyes, Numbers of all diseas'd : all maladies Sunk down, and all bis spirits became entranc'd; Of ghastly spasm, or racking torture, qualms But him the gentle angel by the hand

Of heart-sick agony, all feverous kinds, Soon rais'd, and his attention thus recall'd. Convulsions, epilepsies, fierce catarrbs, “ Adam, now ope thine eyes; and first be Intestine stone and ulcer, colic-pangs, bold

Demonjac phrenzy, moaping melancholy, The effects, which thy original crime hath wrought And moon-struck madness, pining atrophy, In some to spring from thee; who never touch'd Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence, The excepted tree; nor with the snake con Dropsies, and asthmas, and joint-racking rheums. spir'd;

Dire was the tossing, deep the groans; Despair Nor sinn'd thy sin; yet from that sin derive Tended the sick busiest from couch to couch; Corruption, to bring forth more violent deeds." | And over them triumphant Death his dart

His eyes he open'd, and beheld a field, Shook, but delay'd to strike, though oft invok'd Part arable and tilth, whereon were sheaves With vows, as their chief good, and final bope. New reap'd; the other part sheep-walks and Sight so deform what heart of rock could long folds;

Dry-ey'd behold ? Adam could not, but wept, P the midst an altar as the land-mark stood Though not of woman born; compassion quell'd Rustic, of grassy sord; thither anon

His best of man, and gave him up to tears A sweaty reaper from bis tillage brought A space, till firmer thoughts restrain'd excess; First fruits, the green ear, and the yellow sheaf, And, scarce recovering words, his plaint reUncull'd, as came to hand ; a shepherd next, More meek, came with the firstlings of his “O miserable mankind, to what fall flock,

Degraded, to what wretched state reserv'd! Choicest and best; then, sacrificing, laid Better end here unborn. Why is life given The inwards and their fat, with incense strow'd, To be thus wrested from us? rather, why On the cleft wood, and all due rights perform'd: Obtruded on us thus? who, if we knew His offering soon propitious fire from Heaven What we receive, would either not accept Consum'd with nimble glance, and grateful Life offer'd, or soon beg to lay it down; steam ;

Glad to be so dismiss'd in peace. Can thus The other's not, for his was not sincere;

The image of God in Man, created once Whereat be inly rag'd, and, as they talk'd, So goodly and erect, though faulty since, Smote him into the midriff with a stone | To such unsightly sufferings be debas'd That beat out life ! he fell; and, deadly pale, Under juhuman pajos? Why should not Man, Groan'd'out his soul with gushing blood effüs'd. Retaining still divine similitude Much at that sight was Adam in his heart In part, from such deformities be free, Disınay'd, and thus in haste to the angel cried. And, for his Maker's image sake, exempt ?”

“O teacher, some great mischief hath befalln " Their Maker's image," answer'd Michael, To that meek man, who well had sacrific'd ;

" then Is piety thus and pure devotion paid ?”

Forsook them, when themselves they vilified To whom Michael thus, he also mov'd, re. To serve ungovern'd Appetite ; and took plied.

His image whom they serv'd, a brutish vice, “These two are brethren, Adam, and to come Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve. Out of thy loins; the unjust the just bath slain, Therefore so abject is their punishment, For envy that his brother's offering found

Disfiguring not God's likeness, bat their own; From Heaven acceptance; but the bloody fact Or if his likeness, by themselves defac'd; Will be aveng'd; and the other's faith, approv'd, While they pervert pure Nature's 'healthful Lose no reward ; though here thou see him die,

rules Rolling in dust and gore,” To which our sire. To loathsome sickness; vorthily, since they

« Alas! both for the deed, and for the cause! God's image did not reverence in themselves.” But have I now seen Death? Is this the way .“ I yield it just,” said Adam, "and submit. I must return to native dust ? O sight

But is there yet no other way, besides Of terrour, foul and ugly to behold,

These painful passages, how we may come Horrid to think, how horrible to feel !"

To death, and mix with our connatural dust? To whom thus Michaël. “ Death thou hast “There is,”said Michael, "if thou well observe seen

The rule of Not too much; by temperance taught, In his first shape on Man; but many shapes In what thou eat'st and drink'st ; seeking from Of Death, and many are the ways that lead

thence To his grim cave, all dismal ; yet to sense Due nourishment, not gluttonous delight,

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