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But her with stern regard he thus repell’d. There with my crimes importune Heaven; that Out of my sight, thou serpent ! That name all best

The sentence, from thy head remor'd, may light Befits thee with him leagu'd, thyself as false On me, sole cause to thee of all this woe; And hateful; nothing wants, but that thy shape, | Me, me only, just object of his ire!" Like his, and colour serpentine, may show 1 She ended weeping; and her lowly plight, Thy inward fraud; to warn all creatures from Immoveable, till peace obtain'd from fault thee

[tended Acknowledg'd and deplor'd, in Adam wrought Henceforth; lest that too heavenly form, pre. Commiseration : soon his heart relented To hellish falsehood, snare them ! But for thee Towards her, his life so late, and sole delight, I had persisted happy; had not thy pride Now at his feet submissive in distress; And wandering vanity, when least was safe, Creature so fair his reconcilement seeking, Rejected my forewarning, and disdain'd

His counsel, whom she had displeas'd, his aid: Not to be trusted ; longing to be seen,

As one disarm’d, his anger all he lost, Though by the Devil bimself; him overweening And thus with peaceful words uprais'd her To over-reach ; 'but, with the serpent meeting,

soon. Fool'd and beguild; by him thou, I by thee, “ Unwary, and too desirous, as before, To trust thee from my side ; imagin'd wise, So now of what thou know'st not, who desir'st Constant, mature, proof against all assaults; The punishment all on thyself; alas ! And ynderstood not all was but a show,

Bear thine own first, ill able to sustain Rather than solid virtue; all but a rib

His full wrath, whose thou feel'st as yet least part, Crooked' by nature, bent, as now appears,

And my displeasure bear'st so ill. If prayers More to the part sinister, from me drawn ; Could alter high decrees, I to that place Well if thrown out, as supernumerary

Would speed before thee, and be louder heard, To my just number found. O! why did God, That on my head all might be visited; Creator wise, that peopled highest Heaven Thy frailty and infirmer sex forgiven, With spirits masculine, create at last

To me committed, and by me expos'd. This novelty on Earth, this fair defect

But rise;-let us no more contend, nor blame Of Nature, and not fill the world at once

Each other, blam'd enough elsewhere; bat With men, as angels, without feminine;

In offices of love, how we may lighten (strive Or find some other way to generate

Each other's burthen, in our share of woe; Mankind ? This mischief had not then befallin, Since this day's death denounc'd, if aught I set, And more that shall befall; innumerable Will prove no sudden, but a slow pac'd, evil; Disturbances on Earth through female snares, A long day's dying to augment our pain And straight conjunction with this sex: for either And to our seed ( hapless seed !) deriv'd.", He never shall find out fit mate, but such

To whom thus Eve, recovering heart, replied. As some misfortune brings him, or mistake; "Adam, by sad experiment I know Or whom he wishes most shall seldom gain How little weight my words with thee can find, Through her perverseness, but shall see her gain'd Found so erroneous; thence by just event By a far worse; or, if she love, withheld

Found so unfortunate: nerertheless, By parents; or his happiest choice too late Restor'd by thee, vile as I am, to place Shall meet, already link'd and wedlock-bound Of new acceptance, hopeful to regain To a fell adversary, his hate or shame :

Thy love, the sole contentment of my heart Which infinite calamity shall cause

Living or dying, from thee I will not hide To human life, and household peace confound.” | What thoughts in my unquiet breast are risen,

He added not, and from her turn'd; but Eve, Tending to some relief of our extremes, Not so repuls'd, with tears that ceas'd not now. Or end ; though sharp and sad, yet tolerable, And tresses all disorder'd, at his feet [ing | As in our evils, and of easier choice. Fell humble; and, embracing them, besonght If care of our descent perplex us most, His peace, and thus proceeded in her plaint. I Which must be born to certain woe, devour'd

"Forsake me not thus, Adam! witness Heaven By Death at last; and miserable it is,
What love sincere, and reverence in my heart To be to others cause of misery,
I bear thee, and unweeting have offended, Our own begotten, and of our loins to bring
Unhappily deceiv'd! Thy suppliant

Into this cursed world a woeful race,
I beg, and clasp thy knees; bereare me not, That after wretched life must be at last
Whereon I live, thy gentle looks, thy aid,

Food for so foul a monster; in thy power
Thy counsel, in this uttermost distress,

It lies, yet ere conception to prevent My only strength and stay: forlorn of thee, The race unblest, to being yet unbegot. Whither shall I betake me, where subsist ? Childless thou art, childless remain : so Death While yet we live, scarce one short hour perhaps, | Shall be deceiv'd his glut, and with us two Between us two let there be peace; both joining, Be forc'd to satisfy his ravenous maw. As join'd in injuries, one enmity

But if thou judge it hard and difficult, Against a foe by doom express assign'd us, Conversing, looking, loving, to abstain That cruel serpent : on me exercise not

From love's due rites, nuptial embraces sweet; Thy hatred for this misery befall’n;

And with desire to languish without hope, On me already lost, me than thyself

Before the present object languishing More miserable! Both have sinn'd; but thou With like desire ; which would be misery Against God only; I against God and thee; And torment less than none of what we dread; And to the place of judgment will return,

Then, both ourselves and seed at once to free

From what we fear for both, let us make short, Of these fair spreading wees; 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 :

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 ligbtning; whose thwart flame,
But Adam, with such counsel nothing sway'd,

, driven down,
To better hopes bis 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 soms 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 what thy mind contemns; To evils which our own misdeeds 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
Por 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 more I 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 he 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 Pelt 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 Resolv'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 L : PARADISE LOST.
And gracious temper he both heard, and judg'd,
Without wrath or reviling; we expected
Immediate dissolution, which we thought

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: God 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 cherii, My 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 corning 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 depar. Be onen, 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 hap-
Vhich now the sky, with various face, begins pen till the Flood,
To show us in this mountain ; while the winds
Blow moist and keen, shattering the graceful

st and keen, shattering the gracefull Thus they, in lowliest plight, repentant stood

Praying; for from the mercy-seat above

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Prevenient grace descending bad remov'd As how with peccant angels late they saw,
The stony from their hearts, and made new flesh And in their state, though firm, stood more con.
Regenerate grow instead ; that sighs now breath'd
Unutterable; which the spirit of prayer (Aight | Hé ended, and the Son gave signal high
Inspir'd, and wing'd for Heaven with speedier To the bright minister that watch'd ; he 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, Fill'd 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 vain, Fruits of more pleasing savour, from thy seed Self-left. Lest therefore his 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 fall’n

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 bebest have thou in charge; Interpret for him; me, his advocate

Take to thee from among the cherubim And 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

From hallow'd ground the unholy; and denounce Number'd though sad ; till death, bis 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 bim : where with me | (For I behold them soften'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 what shall come in future days, Obtain ; all thy request was my decree:

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

My covenant in the woman's seed renep'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 cross, no unbarmonious mixture foul,

Where entrance up from Eden easiest climbs, Eject him, tainted now; and purge him 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 mortal food; 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 fruitman once more to delude." Created him endow'd; with happiness,

He ceas'd; and the arch-angelic power prepar'd 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 drouse, By faith and faithful works, to second life,' Charm'd with Arcadian pipe, the pastoral reed Wak'd in the renovation of the just,

Of Hermes, or his opiate rod. 'Mean while, Resigns him up with Heaven and Earth renewd. 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'd Through Heaven's wide bounds: from them I will The Earth ; when Adam and first matron 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 link'd ; And slow descends with something heavenly
Which thus to Eve his welcome words renewd.

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 hi}I 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 bis 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 call'd, 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 observ'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, I 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 ourday'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 primo
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.

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 flight.


[claim; Adam observ'd, and with his eye the chase Redeem thee quite from Death's rapacious Pursuing, not unmov'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 Aight 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 spends More oriept in 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 confin'd 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 band . 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 ilom the ambrosial fount? But this pre-eminence thou hast lost, brought Thee lastly, nuptial bower ! by me adorn'd [thce


. With what to sight or smell was sweet! from | To dwell on even ground Dow 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 be 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 temperjoy 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 sbalt thou lead Prince above princes! gently bast 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 drepch'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 forma'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 band of Heaven Inhospitable appear, and desolate;

However chastening; to the evil turn [subunit, 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 bill, But prayer against bis 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 stilling back on him that breathes it Stretch'd out to the amplest reach of prospect las. Therefore to his great bidding I submit. [forth : Not higher that hill, nor wider looking round, This most afHicts me, that, departing hence, Whereon, for different cause, the tempter set As from his face I shall be hid, deprivid

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, I heard; here with him at this fountain talk'd :' And Samarchand by Oxus, Temir'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

The Persian in Ecbatan sat, or since Offer sweet-smelling gums, and fruits, and flow In Hispahan; or where the Russian 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, recall'd 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 bis 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 Earth;

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 stay 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 Montezuine, No despicable gift ; surmise noi then

And Cusco in Perv, the richer seat

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