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Bees crown, UserFnier veft queen. Gerosios ccghts, and new SZEZ icgiyd; Yuzsase ci inetting ill, 845
reis: be neafure felt; Asmisse he way she took The viste perted; by the tree Of bene e chere he her met, Serce face teren; in her hand 850 A beegh cé tret run to downy smild, New gather's, and smbreal imell diffus'd. To kin ne bited; in bar face excuse Came prologue, and apology too prompt, Which with bland words at will she thus address'd.
845. - 31 of Grettizgia.) Sordlegis non discrepuit fententis Foreboding fomech ng it; a Latia Delphis. phrase, as in Hor. Od. III. XXVII. 10.
feltring meafare fel :)
He found his heart kept not true Imbrium diviza avis imminentum: time, he felt the false and intermit
ting meafure; the natural description and again De Arte Poet. 218. of our minds foreboding ill, by the
unequal beatings of the heart and Utiliamque fagax rerum, et divina pulfé. Hume. futuri
Hast thou not wonder'd, Adam, at my stay? hee I have miss’d, and thought it long, depriv'd Chy presence, agony of love till now Tot felt, nor shall be twice, for never more Tean I to try, what rash untry'd I fought, 860 he pain of absence from thy sight. But strange Iath been the cause, and wonderful to hear: his tree is not as we are told, a tree Of danger tasted, nor to' evil unknown ) pening the way, but of divine effect
open eyes, and make them Gods who tafte ; Ind hath been tasted such: the serpent wise, Do not restrain'd as we, or not obeying, Hath caten of the fruit, and is become, Not dead, as we are threaten’d, but thenceforth 870 Indued with human voice and human sense, Reasoning to admiration, and with me
Per851. & bougb of faireff fruit, that Et liquidum ambrofiæ diffudit odo: downy mild,
rem. Georg. IV.415. Hume. Now gather'd, and ambrosial
smell diffus'd.] That downy Smild, have here followed Dr. Bentley's
854. apology too prompt,] We that coverd with soft down look'd
and Mr. Fenton's editions as represweetly.
senting we conceive the true and Ipsc ego cana legam tenera lanu. genuin reading. In the former edi
gine mala. Virg. Ecl. II. 51. tions it was apology to prompt, which and ambrofial smell diffusid, Virgil's we presume to have been an error
of the press. Tery words,
875. - opener
Persuasively hath so prevail'd, that I
Thus Eve with count'nance blithe her story told; But in her cheek distemper flushing glow'd.
On opener mine eyes, Ran through his veins, and all as Dim erst, dilated spirits, ampler joints relax'd;]
heart, And growing up to Godbead;] Mil. · Obftupuere animi, gelidusque pe
ima cucurrit ton in the manner of expression here
Virg. Æn. II. 124 seems pretty plainly to allude to what Thirsis in Tallo's Aminta fays of Illi solvuntur frigore membra. himself upon his seeing Phæbus and
951. the Muses. Act. I. Sc. 2.
892. From bis fack band tbe get Sentii mè far di mé fteffo maggiore,
land wreath'd for Eve Pien di noua virtu, pieno di noua
Down dropt,] The beauty of the Deitade. Thyer.
numbers, as well as of the image
here, must strike every reader. There 890. Afonied food and blank, while is the same kind of beauty in the berror chill
placing of the words Down drept,
On th' other side, Adam, soon as he heard
895 O fairest of creation, laft and best Of all God's works, Creature in whom excell'd Whatever can to fight or thought be form’d, Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet! How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost,
90 Defac'd, deflowr'd, and now to death devote? Rather how hast thou yielded to transgress
as in this passage of Virgil, Æn. and in Virgil, Æn. VI. 834. Ut tandem ante oculos evasit et ora
Neu patriæ validas in viscera ver
tite vires. parentum, Concidit.
Sometimes two or more letters are 901. Defac'd, deflowur'd, and nor repeated at the beginning of different
to death devote?] We have words, as Hom. Iliad. XXI. 407. before taken fome notice of what the critics call the allitteration, or
Επία " επεχε τελεθρς πίσωνbeginning of several words in the and Virg. Æn. IV. 238. fame verse with the same letter.
Dixerat: ille patris magni parere There are instances of this in the oldest and best writers, as in Homer,
parabat Tiad. IV. 526.
Had it been only coveting to eye
928. Perhaps thou shalt rot.die, &c.] action of Eve in eating the forbidHow just a picture does Milton here den fruit, and yet drawn by his fondgive us of the natural imbecillity of ness for her immediately summons the human mind, and its aptness to all the force of his reason to prove be warp'd into false judgments and what she had done to be right. This reafonings by paflion and inclination? may probably appear a fault to fuAdam had but just condema'd the perficial readers, but all intelligent