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In glory of the Father, to dissolve
Subverting worldly-strong, and worldly-wise
To whom thus also the Angel last replied
sum of Wisdom
A All secrets of the Deep, all Nature's works, Paradise Or works of God in heaven, air, earth, or sea. within And all the riches of this world enjoy'dst, 580 And all the rule, one empire. Only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith; Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come called Charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loth To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A Paradise within thee, happier far. Let us descend now, therefore, from this top Of speculation; for the hour precise Exacts our parting hence; and, see! the guards, By me encamped on yonder hill, expect Their motion, at whose front a flaming sword, In signal of remove, waves fiercely round. We may no longer stay. Go, waken Eve; Her also I with gentle dreams have calmed, Portending good, and all her spirits composed To meek submission: thou, at season fit, Let her with thee partake what thou hast heard— Chiefly what may concern her faith to know, The great deliverance by her seed to come (For by the Woman's Seed) on all mankind— That ye may live, which will be many days, Both in one faith unanimous; though sad With cause for evils past, yet much more cheered With meditation on the happy end.'
He ended, and they both descend the hill. Descended, Adam to the bower where Eve Lay sleeping ran before, but found her waked; And thus with words not sad she him received:Whence thou return'st and whither went'st I know;
For God is also in sleep, and dreams advise, Last
I carry hence though all by me is lost,
So spake our mother Eve; and Adam heard
Fierce as a comet; which with torrid heat,
Paradise With dreadful faces thronged and fiery arms. is lost Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped
The world was all before them, where to choose
THE END OF THE TWELFTH BOOK
Abarim, a mountain range
monstrous things, ii. 441. Accaron, Ekron, one of the five chief cities of the Philistines.
Acheron, River of Woe, one of the rivers of the infernal regions in Greek mythology. Achilles, the great hero of the Grecian army before Troy, described in Homer's Iliad. Ades, or Hades, Greek name of the king of the infernal regions, or the place itself.
admire, wonder, i. 690. Adonis, a river rising in Lebanon, whose waters in flood were tinged with red. The name was applied to Aphrodite's lover, a beautiful youth, whose death was celebrated each year by a dramatic feast, when Gardens of Adonis' were planted in his honour. Adramelech, 'mighty king,' an idol worshipt in Samaria.
Adria, the Adriatic Sea. adust, burnt, xii. 635. Afer, the S.-W. wind. Ahaz, King of Judah, who persuaded the_Assyrians to conquer Damascus. He made an altar in Jerusalem on the pattern of one he saw in Damascus.
Aialon (Ajalon), a valley near Jerusalem, where Joshua defeated the Canaanites.
Aladule, Armenia, so called from its last king Aladules.
Alcairo, Cairo, the modern city built near the ruins of Memphis. alchymy, a composite metal, so called because made by the alchemists, ii. 517. Alcides, Hercules (Herakles), who received from his wife a robe dipt in venom, which burnt his flesh and killed him. Alcinous, King of Scheria, a fabulous land of plenty described in Homer. His famous garden is described in Odyssey, Bk. vii. Almansor, Caliph of Bag.
dad, a famous conqueror. Amalthea, according to one legend beloved of Ammon, and mother of Bacchus.