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Though hard and rare: thee I revisit safe, On desperate revenge, that shall redound
And feel thy sovran vital lamp; but thou Upon his own rebellious head. And now,
Revisit'st not these eyes, that roll in vain Through all restraint broke loose, be wings his
To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn ;

So thick a drop serene hath quench'd their orbs, Not far off Heaven, in the precincts of light,
Or dim suffusion veil'd. Yet not the more Directly towards the new created world,
Cease I to wander, where the Muses haunt And Man there plac'd, with purpose to assay
Clear spring, or shady grove, or sunny hill,

If him by force he can destroy, or, worse, Smit with the love of sacred song ; but chief By some false guile pervert ; and shall pervert; Thee, Sion, and the flowery brooks beneath, For Man will hearken to his glozing lies, That wash thy hallow'd feet, and warbling flow, And easily trangress the sole command, Nightly I visit: nor sometimes forget

Sole pledge of bis obedience: so will fall Those other two equall'd with me in fate,

He and his faithless progeny. Whose fault? So were 1 equalld with them in renown,

Whose but his own? Ingrate, he had of me Blind Thamyris, and blind Mæonides,

All he could have; I made him just and right, And Tiresias, and Phineus, prophets old: Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall. Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move Such I created all the ethereal powers Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird And spirits, both them who stood, and them Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid

who fail'd; Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell. Seasons return; but not to me returns

Not free, what proof could they have given Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn,

sincere Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Oftrue allegiance, constant faith or love, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; Where only what they needs must do appear'd, But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Not what they would ? what praise could they Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men

receive ? Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair What pleasure I from such obedience paid, Presented with a universal blank

When will and reason (reason also is choice) Of Nature's works to me expung'd and ras'd, Useless and vain, of freedom both despoild, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. Made passive both, had serv'd necessity, So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Not me? They therefore, as to right belong'd, Shine inward, and the mind through all her So were created, nor can justly accuse powers

Their maker, or their making, or their fate, Irradiate; there plant eyes, all mist from As if predestination over-rul'd thence

Their will, dispos'd by absolute decree Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Or high foreknowledge; they themselves de. Of things invisible to mortal sight.

creed Now had the Almighty Father from above, Their own revolt, not I; if I foreknew, From the pure empyréan where he sits [eye, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, High thron'd above all height, bent down his Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. His own works and their works at once to So without least impúlse or shadow of fate, view:

Or aught by me immutably foreseen, About him all the sanctities of Heaven They trespass, authors to themselves in all Stood thick as stars, and from his sight re- Both what they judge, and what they choose ;

ceived Beatitude past utterance; on his right

I form'd them free: and free they must remain, The radiant image of his glory sat,

Till they enthrall themselves ; I else must change His only Son; on Earth he first beheld

Their nature, and revoke the high decree Our two first parents, yet the only two

Unchangeable, eternal, which ordain'd Of mankind, in the happy gar:len plac'd, Their freedom ; they themselves ordain'd their Reaping immortal fruits of joy and love,

fall. Upjoterrupted joy, unrivall'd love,

The first sort hy their own suggestion fell, In blissful solitude; he then survey'd

Self-tempted, self-depravd: Man falls, deceiv'd Hell and the gulf between, and Satan there By the other first: Man therefore shall find Coasting the wall of Heaven on this side

grace, Night

The other none: in mercy and justice both, In the dun air sublime, and ready now Through Heaven and Earth, so shall my glory To stoop with wearied wings, and willing feet,

excel : On the bare outside of this world, that seem'd But mercy, first and last, shall brightest shine.” Firm land imbosom'd without firmament,

Thus while God spake, ambrosial fragrance Uncertain which, in ocean or in air.

Him God beholding from his prospect high, All Heaven, and in the blessed spirits elect
Wherein past, present, future, he behoids, Sense of new joy incffable diffus'd.
Thus to his only Son foreseeing spake.

Beyond compare the Son of God was seen
“Only begotten Son, seest thou what rage Most glorious : in him all bis Father shone
Transports our adversary? whoun no bounds Substantially express'd; and in his face
Prescrib'd, do bars of Hell, nor all the chains Divine compassion visibly appeard,
Heap'd on him there, nor yer the main abyss Love without end, and without measure grace,
Wide interrupt, can hold; so bent he seems Which uttering, thus he to his father spake:

for so

“O,Father, gracious was that word which closd | The rigid satisfaction, death for death.. Thy sovran sentence, that Man should find Say, heavenly powers, where shall we find such. grace;

love ? For which both Heaven and Earth shall high Which of ye will be mortal, to redeem extol

Man's mortal crime, and just the unjust to save ? Thy praises, with the innumerable sound

Dwells in all Heaven charity so dear?” Of hymns and sacred songs,wherewith thy throne He ask'd, but all the heavenly quire stood Encompass'd shall resound thee ever blest.

For should man finally be lost, should man, And silence was in Heaven : on man's bebalf
Thy creature late so lov'd, thy youngest son, Patron or intercessor none appear'd,
Fall circumvented thus by fraud, though join'd Much less that durst upon his own head draw
With his own folly? That be from thee far, The deadly forfeiture, and ransom set.
That far be from thee, Father, who art judge And now without redemption all mankind
Of all things made, and judgest only right. Must have been lost, adjudg'd to Death and
Or sball the adversary thus obtain

His end, and frustrate thine ; shall he fulfil By doom severe, had not the Son of God,
His malice, and thy goodness bring to nought, In whom the fulness dwells of love divine,
Or proud return, though to his heavier doom, His dearest mediation thus renew'd.
Yet with revenge accomplish'd, and to Hell

“Father, thy word is past, Man shall find grace; Draw after him the whole race of mankind, And shall grace not find means, that finds her By him corrupted ? or wilt thou thyself

way, Abolish thy creation, and unmake

The speediest of thy winged messengers, For him, what for thy glory thou hast made ? To visit all thy creatures, and to all So should thy goodness and thy greatness both Comes unprevented, unimplor'd, unsought? Be question'd and blaspbem'd without defence." Happy for Man, so coming; he her aid

To whom the great Creator thus replied. Can never seek, once dead in sins, and lost; “O Son, in whom my soul hath chief delight, Atonement for himself, or offering meet, Son of my bosom, Son who art alone

Indebted and undone, hath none to bring :
My word, my wisdom, and effectual might, Behold me then ; me for him, life for life
Ali hast thou spoken as my thoughts are, all I offer ; on me let thine anger fall;
As my eternal purpose hath decreed :

Account me Man; I for his sake will leave
Man shall not quite be lost, but sav'd who will ; Thy bosom, and this glory next to thee
Yet not of will in him, but grace in me

Freely put off, and for bim lastly die
Freely vouchsafd; once more I will renew Well pleas'd ; on me let Death wreak all his
His lapsed powers, though forfeit, and enthrall’à

rage; By sin to foul exorbitant desires ;

Under his gloomy power I shall not long Upheld by me, yet once more he shall stand Lie vanquish'd; thou hast given me to possess On even ground agajost bis mortal foe;

Life in myself for ever; by thee I live, By me upheld, that he may know how frail Though now to Death 1 yield, and am bis due His fall'n condition is, and to me owe

All that of me can die: yet, that debt paid, All his deliverance, and to none but me.

Thou wilt not leave me in the loathsome grate Some I have chosen of peculiar grace,

His prey, nor suffer my unspotted soul Elect above the rest ; so is my will:

For ever with corruption there to dwell; The rest sball hear me call, and oft be warn'd But I shall rise victorious, and subdue Their sinful state, and to appease betimes My vanquisher, spoil'd of his vaunted spoil ; The incensed Deity, while offer'd grace

Death his death's wound shall then receive, and Invites; for I will clear their senses dark,

stoop What may suffice, and soften stony hearts Inglorious, of his mortal sting disarm'd. To pray, repent, and bring obedience due. I through the ample air in triumph high To prayer, repentance, and obedience due, Shall lead Hell captive, maugre Hell, and show Though but endeavour'd with sincere intent, The powers of darkness bound. Thou, at the Mine ear shall not be slow, mine eye not shut.

sight And I will place within them as a guide, Pleas'd, out of Heaven shalt look down and smile, My umpire, Conscience; whom if they will hear, while, by thee rais'd, I ruin all my foes, Light after light, well us'd they shall attain, Death last, and with his carcass glut the grave : And to the end, persisting, safe arrive.

Then, with the multitude of my redeem'd, This my lung sufferance, and my day of grace, Shall enter Heaven, long absent, and return, They who neglect and scorn, shall never taste ; Father, to see thy face, wherein no cloud But hard be harden'd, blind be blinded more. Of anger shall remain, but peace assurd That they may stumble on, and deeper fall; And reconcilement ; wrath shall be no more And none but such from mercy I exclude. Thenceforth, but in thy presence joy entire." But yet all is not done ; Man disobeying,

His words here ended, but his week aspect Disloyal, breaks his feälty, and sing

Silent yet spake, and breath'd immortal love Against the high supremacy of Heaven, To mortal men, above which only shone Affecting god-head, and, so losing all,

Filial obedience : as a sacrifice To expiate his treason hath nought left,

Glad to be offer'd, he attends the will But to destruction sacred and devote,

Of his great Father. Admiration seiz'd He, with his whole posterity, must die,

All Heaven, what this might mean, and whither Die he or justice must ; unless for him

tend, Some other able, and as willing, pay

Wondering; but soon the Alinighty thus replied.

"O thou in Heaven and Earth the only peace Then thou thy regal sceptre shalt lay by, Found out for mankind under wrath ! O thou For regal sceptre then no more shall need, My sole complacence! well thou know'st how God shall be all in all. But, all ye gods, dear

Adore him, who to compass all this dies; Tome are all my works, nor Man the least, Adore the Son, and bonour him as me." Though last created ; that for him I spare No sooner had the almighty ceas'd, but all Thee from my bosom and right hand, to save, The multitude of angels, with a shout By losing thee awhile, the whole race lost. Loud as from numbers without number, sweet Thou, therefore, whom thou only canst redeem, As from blest voices, uttering joy, Heaven rung Their nature also to thy nature join;

With jubilee, and loud Hosannas fill'd And be thyself man among men on Earth, The eternal regions : lowly reverent Made flesh, when time shall be, of virgin seed, Towards either throne they bow, and to the By wonderous birth : be thou in Adam's room

ground The head of all mankind, though Adam's son. With solemn adoration down they cast As in him perish all men, so in thee,

Their crowus inwove with amarant and gold; As from a second root, shall be restor'd

Immortal amarant, a flower which once As many as are restor’d, without thee none. In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, His crime makes guilty all his sons; thy merit, Began to bloom ; but soon for man's offence Imputed, shall absolve them who renounce To Heaven remov'd where first it grew, there Their own both righteous and unrighteous deeds,

grows, And live in thee transplanted, and from thee And flowers aloft shading the fount of life, Receive new life. So man, as is most just, And where the river of bliss through midst of Shall satisfy for man, be judy'd and die,

Heaven And dying rise, and rising with him raise Rolls o'er Elysian flowers her amber stream: His brethren, ransom'd with his own dear life. With these that never fade the spirits elect So heavenly love shall outdo hellish hate, Bind their resplendent locks inwreath'd with Giving to death, and dying to redeem,

beams; So dearly to redeem what hellish hate

Now in loose garlands thick thrown off, the So easily destroy'd, and still destroys

bright In those who, when they may, accept not grace. Pavement, that like a sea of jasper shone, Nor shalt thou, by descending to assume Impurpled with celestial roses smil'd. [took, Man's nature, lessen or degrade thinc own. Then, crown'd again, their golden harps they Because thou hast, though thron'd in highest bliss Ilarps ever tun'd, that glittering by their side Equal to God, and equally enjoying

Like quivers hung, and with preamble sweet God-like fruition, quitted all, to save

Of charming symphony they introduce A world from utter loss, and hast been found Their sacred song, and waken raptures bigh; By merit more than birthright Son of God, No voice exempt, no voice but well could join Found worthiest to be so by being good,

Melodious part, such concord is in Heaven. Far more than great or high ; because in thee Thee, Father, first they sung Omnipotent, Love hath abounded more than glory abounds, Immutable, Immortal, Infinite, Therefore thy humiliation shall exalt

Eternal King; thee Author of all being, With thee thy manhood also to this throne; Fountain of light, thyself invisible Here shalt thou sit incarnate, here shalt reign Amidst the glorious brightness where thou sitst Both God and Man, Sun both of God and Man, Thron’d inaccessible, but when thou shad'st Anointed universal King ; all power

The full blaze of thy beams, and, through a cloud I give thee ; reign for ever, and assume

Drawn round about thee like a radiant shrine, Thy merits; under thee, as head supreme,

Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear, Thrones, princedoms, powers, dominions, 1 Yet dazzle Heaven, that brightest seraphim reduce:

Approach not, but with both wings veil their All knees to thee shall bow, of them that bide

eyes. In Heaven, or Earth, or under Earth in Hell. Thee next they sang of all creation first, When thou, attended gloriously from Heaven, Begotten Son, Divine Similitude, Shalt in the sky appear, and from thee send In whose conspicuous countenance, without cloud The summoning arch-angels to proclaim Made visible, the Almighty Father shines, Thy dread tribunal : forth with from all winds Whom else no creature can behold ; on thee The living, and forthwith i he cited dead

Impress'd the effulgence of his glory abides, Of all past ages, to the general doom

Transfus'd on thee his ample Spirit rests. Shall basten; such a peal shall rouse their sleep. He Heaven of Heavens and all the powers therein Then, all thy saints assembled, thou shalt judge By thee created; and by thee threw down Bad men and angels; they, arraign'd, shall The aspiring dominations : thou that day sink

Thy Father's dreadful thunder didst not spare, Beneath thy sentence; Hell, her numbers full, Nor stop thy flaming chariot-wheels, that shook Thenceforth shall be for ever shut. Mean while | Heaven's everlasting frame, while o'er the necks The world shall burn, and from her ashes spring Thou drov'st of warring angels disarray'd. New Hearen and Earth, wherein the just shall Back from pursuit thy powers with loud acclaim dwell,

Thee only extoll’d, Son of thy Father's might, And, after all their tribulations long,

To execute fierce vengeance on bis foes, See golden days, fruitful of golden deeds, Not so on Man: him, through their malice fall'n, With joy and love triumpling, and fair truth. Father of mercy and grace, thou didst nog doom So strictly, but much more to pity incline : New Babels, had they wherewithal, would build: No sooner did thy dear and only Son set

Others came single ; he, who to be deem'd Perceive thee purpos'd not to doom frail Man A god, leap'd fondly into Ætna flames, So strictly, but much more to pity inclin'd, Empedocles; and he, who, to enjoy He to appease thy wrath, and end the strife Plato's Elysium, leap'd iuto the sea, Of mercy and justice in thy face discern'd, Cleombrotus; and many more too long, Regardless of the bliss wherein he sat

Embryos and idiots, eremites and friars Second to thee, offer'd himself to die

White, black, and gray, with all their trumpery. For Man's offence. O unexampled love,

Here pilgrims roam, that stray'd so far to seek Love no where to be found less than Divine ! In Golgotha him dead, who lives in Heaven ; Hail, Son of God, Saviour of Men ! Thy name And they, who to be sure of Paradise, Shall be the copious matter of my song,

Dying, put on the weeds of Dominic, Henceforth, and never shall my harp thy praise Or in Franciscan think to pass disguis'd; Forget, nor from thy Father's praise disjoin. They pass the planets seven, and pass the fix'd,

Thus they in Heaven, above the starry sphere, And that crystalline sphere whose balance Their happy hours in joy and hymning spent.

weighs Mean while upon the firm opacous globe The trepidation talk'd, and that first movid Of this round world, whose first convex divides And now Saint Peter at Heaven's wicket seems The luminous inferior orbs, enclos'd

To wait them with his keys, and now at foot From Chaos, and the inroad of Darkness old, Of Heaven's ascent they lift their feet, when lo Satan alighted walks : globe far off

A violent cross wind from either coast It seem'd, now seems a boundless continent Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues Dark, waste, and wild, under the frown of

awry Night

Into the devious air: then might ye see Starless expos'd, and ever-threatening storms Cowls, boods, and habits, with their wearers, tost Of Chaos blustering round, inclement sky; And flutter'd into rags; then reliques, beads, Save on that side which from the wall of Heaven, Indulgences, dispenses, pardons, bulls, Though distant far, some small reflection gains The sport of winds: all these, upwhirl'd aloft, Of glimmering air, less vex'd with tempest loud : Fly o'er the backside of the world far off, Here walk'd the fiend at large in spacious Into a Limbo large and broad, since call'd As when a vulture on Imaus bred, [field. The Paradise of Fools, to few unkuown Whose snowy ridge the roving Tartar bounds, Long after, now unpeopled, and untrod. Dislodging from a region scarce of prey,

All this dark globe the fiend found as he passid, To gorge the flesh of lambs or yeanling kids, And long he wander'd, till at last a gleam On hills where flocks are fed, flies toward the Of dawning light turn'd thither-ward in haste springs

His travell’d steps: far distant he descries Of Ganges or Hydaspes, Indian streams; Ascending by degrees magnificent But in his way lights on the barren plains Up to the wall of Heaven a structure high; Of Sericana, where Chineses drive

At top whereof, but far more rich, appear'd With sails and wind their cany waggons light: The work as of a kingly palace-gate, So, on this windy sea of land, the fiend

With frontispiece of diamond and gold Walk'd up and down alone, bent on his prey ; Embellish’d; thick with sparkling orient gems Alone, for other creature in this place,

The portal shone, inimitable on Earth Living or lifeless, to be found was none,

By model, or by shading pencil, drawn. None yet, but store hereafter from the Earth The stairs were such as whereon Jacob saw Up bither like aëreal vapours flew

Angels ascending and descending, bands Of all things transitory and vain, when sin Of guardians bright, when he from Esau fled With vanity had fill'd the works of men;

To Padan-Aram, in the field of Luz Both all things vain, and all who in vain things Dreaming by night under the open sky, Built their fond hopes of glory or lasting fame, And waking cried, “This is the gate of Heaven." Or happiness in this or the other life;

Each stair mysteriously was meant, nor stood All who have their reward on Earth, the fruits There always, but drawn up to Heaven some Of painful superstition and blind zeal,

times Nought seeking but the praise of men, here find Viewless; and underneath a bright sea flow'd Fit retribution, empty as their deeds ;

Of jasper, or of liquid pearl, whereon All the unaccomplish'd works of Nature's hand, Who after came from Earth, sailing arriv'd, Abortive, monstrous, or unkindly mix'd,

Wafted by angels, or few o'er the lake Dissolv'd on Earth, fleet hither, and in vain, Rapt in a chariot drawn by fiery steeds. Till final dissolution, wander here ;

The stairs were then let down, whether to dare Not in the neighbouring Moon, as some have The fiend by easy ascent, or aggravate dream'd;

His sad exclusion from the doors of bliss : Those argent fields more likely habitants, Direct against which open'd from beneath, Translated saints, or middle spirits hold

Just o'er the blissful seat of Paradise, Betwixt the angelical and human kind.

A passage down to the Earth, a passage wide, Hither of ill-juin's sons and daughters born Wider by far than that of after-times First from the ancient world those giants came Over mount Sion, and, though that were large, With many a vain exploit, though then renown'd: Over the Promis'd Land, to God so dear; The builders next of Babel on the plain

By which, to visit oft those bappy tribes, Of Sennaar, and still with vain desigu

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Pass'd frequent, and his eye with choice regard That stone, or like to that, which here below
From Paneas, the fount of Jordan's flood, Philosophers in vain so long have sought,
To Beërsaba, where the Holy Land

In vain, though by their powerful art they bind
Borders on Egypt and the Arabian shore ; Volatile Hermes, and call ap unbound
So wide the opening seem'd, where bounds were In various shapes old Proteus from the sea,

Drain'd through a limbec to his native form. To darkness, such as bound the ocean wave. What wonder then if fields and regions here Satan from bence, now on the lower stair, Breathe forth elixir pure, and rivers run That scal'd by steps of gold to Heaven-gate, Potable gold, when with one virtuous touch Looks down with wonder at the sudden view The arch-chymic Sun, so far from us remote, Of all this world at once. As when a scout, Produces, with terrestrial humour mix'd, Through dark and desert ways with peril gone Here in the dark so many precious things All night, at last by break of cheerful dawn Of colour glorious, and effect sợ rare? Obtains the brow of some high-climbing hill, Here matter new to gaze the Devil met Which to his eye discovers unaware

Undazzled; far and wide his eye commands ; The goodly prospect of some foreign land For sight no obstacle found here, nor shade, First seen, or some renown'd metropolis

But all sun-shine, as when his beams at noon With glistering spires and pinnacles adorn'd, Culminate from th' equator, as they now Which now the rising Sun gilds with his beams : Shot upwaral still direct, whence no way round Such wonder seiz'd, though after Heaven seen, Shadow from body opaque can fall; and the The spirit malign, but much more envy seiz'd,

air, At sight of all this world beheld so fair.

No where so clear, sharpen'd his visual ray Round he surveys (and well might, where he To objects distant far, whereby he soon stood

Saw within ken a glorious angel stand, So high above the circling canopy

The saine whom John saw also in the Sun: Of night's extended shade) from eastern point His back was turn’d, but not his brightness hid; Of Libra to the fleecy star that bears

Of beaming sunny rays a golden tiar Andromeda far off Atlantic seas

Circled his head, nor less his locks behind Beyond the horizon ; then from pole to pole Illustrious on his shoulders, fledge with wings, He views in breadth, and without longer pause Lay waving round; on some great charge emDown right into the world's first region throws

ploy'd His flight precipitant, and winds with ease He seem'd, or fix'd in cogitation deep. Through the pure marblé air his oblique way Glad was the spirit impure, as now in hope Ainongst innumerable stars, that shone

To find who might direct his wandering flight Stars distant, but nigh hand seem'd other worlds; To Paradise, the happy seat of Man, Or other worlds they seem'd, or happy isles, His journey's end and our beginning woe. Like those Hesperian gardens fam'd of old, But first he casts to change his proper shape, Fortunate fields, and groves, and flowery vales, Which else might work him danger or delay : Thrice happy isles; but who dwelt happy there And now a stripling cherub he appears, He staid not to inquire : above them all

Not of the prime, yet such as in his face The golden Sun, in splendour likest Heaven, Youth smild celestial, and to every limb Allur'd his eye ; thither his course he bends Suitable grace diffus'd, so well he feign'd: Through the calm firmament, (but up or down, Under a coronet his flowing hair By centre, or eccentric, hard to tell,

In curls on either cheek play'd; wings he wore, Or longitude,) where the great luminary Of many a colour'd plume, sprinkled with gold ; Aloof the vulgar constellations thick,

His habit fit for speed succinct, and held That from his lordly eye keep distance due, Before his decent steps a silver wand. Dispenses light from far; they, as they more He drew not nigh unheard ; the angel bright, Their starry dance in numbers that compute Ere he drew nigh, his radiant visage turn'd, Days, months and years, towards his all-checring Admonish'd by his ear, aud straight was known lamp

The arch-angel Uriel, one of the seven Tuin swift their various motions, or are turn'd Who in God's presence, nearest to his throne, By bis magnetic beam, that gently warms Stand ready at command, and are his eyes The universe, and to each inward part

That run through all the Heavens, or down to With gentle penetration, though unseen,

the Earth Shoots invisible virtue even to the deep;

Bear his swift errands over moist and dry, So wonderously was set his station bright. O’er sea and land : him Satan thus accosts. There lands the fiend, a spot like which perhaps “ Uriel, for thou of those seven spirits that Astronomer in the Sun's lucent orb

Through his glaz'd optic tube yet never saw. In sight of God's high throne, gloriously bright,
The place he found beyond expression bright, The first art wont his great authentic will
Compard with aught on Earth, metal or stone; Interpreter through highest Heaven to bring,
Not all parts like, but all alike inform'd

Where all his sons thy embassy attend ;
With radiant light, as glowing iron with fire; And here art likeliest by supreme decree
If metal, part seem'd gold, part silver clear; Like honour to obtain, and as his eye
If stone, carbuncle most or chrysolite,

To visit oft this new creation round;
Ruby or topaz, to the twelve that shone

Unspeakable desire to see, and know In Aaron's breast-plate, and a stone besides All these his wonderous works, but chietly Man, Imagin'd rather oft than elsewhere seen, His chief delight and favour, him for whom VOL. VII.


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