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Lætior. At speculæ jam descendamus ab arce
Aeriâ ; nam venit ineluctabilis hora;
Migrandum eft; en! dudum isto mihi monte locati
Caftra movere parant Vigiles: en ! dira coruscat
Fulgor atrox gladii

, Aammæque a fronte minaces.
Non jam fas cunctari ; age, fomnos rumpe maritæ:
Olli ego turbatos animi per mollia fluctus
Somnia composui, placidæ prænuntia pacis;
Ipsa dabit jam sponte manus. Tu tempore dextro,
Participem facias, tibi quæ data, lucis; at unum
Hoc iterum atque iterum repetas, ut pectore in alto
Figatur stabilita fides, de Semine ituram
Fæmineo diffusa hominum per sæcla salutem.
Hinc lucem ad summam, quæ sera accedet, eandem
Usque fidem colite unanimes; deflete peractum
Haud luctu immerito crimen; sed pleniùs altâ,
Lætitiâ exhilarent fausti folatia finis.

Conticuit; montisque simul faftigia linquunt:

Of speculation; for the hour precife

Let her with thee partake what thou haft heard; Exacts our parting hence: and see! the Guards, Chiefly, what may concern her faith to know, By me incamp'd on yonder hill, expect The great deliverance by her Seed to come, Their motion; at whose front a flaming sword, For by the woman's Seed, on all mankind: In fignal of remove, waves fiercely round. That ye may live, which will be many days, We may no longer stay: go, waken Eve; Both in one faith unanimous, though sad, Her also I with gentle dreams have calm’d, With cause, for evils paft: yet much more Portending good; and all her spirits composid

cheerd To meek Submillion; thou at season fic

With meditation on the happy end.

Deinde alacri celerans studio præcurrit Adamus
Conjugis ad thalamum: dimiferat illa foporem,
Hisque virum excipiens dictis haud tristibus infit:

Unde redis, quòque hinc dudum via duxit, Adame,
Haud animi me fallit; inest Deus ipse sopori
Scilicet, & liquidam pandunt insomnia lucem:
Qualia mî, præsaga boni, Indulgentia misit
Numinis; ex quo me laffam, exhaustamque dolore,
Sternebam fomno. Quin duc age protinus; in me
Nulla mora; hic, alibi est, quocunque solo, Paradisus,
Tu modò te comitem dederis mihi: Te sine, Conjux,
Non hic, non alibi est, non terrarum omnibus oris.
Tu mihi res cunctæ, loca cuncta sub ætheris axe,
Unicus; ob mea qui scelera hinc dimitteris exul.
Hæc tamen, hæc abeunti animum folatia mulcent
Fidentem: Quanquam per me omnia perdita latè,
Defluxit tanta immeritæ mihi gratia cælo,
Per me promiffum reparârit ut omnia Semen.

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He ended; and they both descend the hill: In me is no delay; with thee to go,
Defcended, Adam to the bow'r, where Eve Is to stay here; without thee here to stay,
Lay sleeping, ran before; but found her wak’d; Is to go hence unwilling: thou to me
And thus with words not fad the him receiv'd: Art all things under hear'n, all places thou ;
Whence thou return'ft, and whither' went'ft, I Who for my wilful crime art banish'd hence.
know:

This further confolation yet secure
For God is also in sleep, and dreams advise; · I carry hence; though all by me is loft,
Which he hath sent propitious, some great good Such favour I unworthy am vouchlaf'd,
Presaging; fince with forrow, and heart's diftress By me the promis'd Seed shall all refore.
Wearied I fell asleep. But now lead on;

So spake our mother Eve; and Adam heard

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Dixerat : & lætis di&ta auribus haufit Adamus;
At nil respondit: namque ollis maximus Hospes
Jam propior ftetit; adversique a culmine montis
Flammea præscriptam stationem adiere Cherubum
Agmina, suspensis per humum labentia plantis.
Ut nebula, ex Auviis fe effundens vespere fero,
Pervolitat densas liquido pede lapfa paludes,
Agricolamque premit reducem, calcemque fuburget.
Undantes a fronté faces sublime vibratus
Numinis evomuit gladius, ceù crine cometa
Terribili lugubre rubens, cælique benignam
Temperiem invertit: torrenti incanduit atrox
Igne vapor, quantus sitientibus incubat Afris.
Corripit inde manu noftros utrâque Parentes
Nuntius, increpitatque moras; portamque ad coam
Ducit agens, celsâque-iterum de rupe jacentem
Ocius in campum; tenues dein fugit in auras.
Convertere oculos; latèque plagas Paradisi

Well-pleas'd, but answer'd not :

for now too The brandish'd sword of God before them blaz'd, nigh

Fierce as a comets which : with torrid heat, Th' Archangel stood; and from the other hill And vapors as the Libyan air aduft, To their fix'd station, all in bright array,

Began to parch that temperate clime : whereat The Cherubim descended; on the ground In either hand the haft'ning Angel caught Gliding meteorous; as ev'ning mist,

Our lingring parents; and to thi' eastern gate Ris'n from a river, o'er the marikh glides ; Led them direct; and down the cliff as fast, And gathers ground fast at the laborer's hech, To the fubjected plain; then disappear'd. Homeward returning. High in front advanc'd, They looking back, all ch'eastern fide beheld

Eoas

Eoas, sua tam nuper lætissima rura,
Flammivomo mucrone vident ardescere; formisque
Obfeffam horrificis portam, & flagrantibus armis.
Naturæ imperio lacrimas misere, repente
Deterfas: Patuit spatiofis tractibus orbis
Terrarum, requiem optatam dulcisque recesfůs
Quà peterent fibi cunque loca; & Deus adfuit auspex.
Tum vaga, lentaque, ducentes vestigia, palmis
Connexis, folos Edeni abiere per agros.

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Of Paradise, so late their happy seat,

The World was all before them, where to chure Wav'd over by that flaming brand; the gato.. Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. With dreadful faces throng'd, and fery arms. They hand in hand, with wand'ring steps and law, Some natural tears they drop'd, but wip'd then Through Eden took their solitary way.

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P. 39. v. 9. maxima. p. 63. v. 6. ratio. p. 184. v. 4. carmine. p. 208. poff y. 12 inferea

videt : vigil exferit omnes -Cælum oculos, nempe ut-luftret te summa Voluptas
udent avida usque tueri, Suavibus illecebris, miroque attracta lepore.

Inceffum, fi nema
Naturz! quam cuacta

ERRATA. VOL. II.

Loge, p. 2. I. 8. Alzis) p. 5. l. 17. ut. p. 17. 1. 12. dele punct. p. 31. 1. 15. dele com. p. 36, 1. 6. Nati. 1. 7?

Genitore. 1. 8. G. N. p. 40. 1. 3. dulcique. P. 41. 1. 13. {patiantes. p. 46. h. 3. Patris. P: 54. l. 1. imperii ;
p. 61. I. 2. memorem. P. 63. l. 15. socios, p. 69. I. 14. lætiùs. p. 71. i. 11. fic. "P: 72. 1. 12. teftor. p. 83.
1. 16. nimis hoc metuam. p. 81. 1. 5. Gabrial. l. 14. Urial. p. 87. poft l. 7. infere-Obductus denfi tenebris, les.
tesque rubosque- p. 89. 1. 7. dele : l. 11. jungit: p. 90. 1. 11. pensa. 1. 16. ipsa. p. 95. I. 6. inani, p.96.
1. 17. subit : p. 102. I. 14. faciles. p. 103. 1. 7. apertè, 1. 8. Jamque. P. 104. 1. 8. ipla. p. 110, 1. 16. creavit

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p. 116. 1. 4. poma;. p. viz. l. 7. vigebant) 1. 12. amore, l. 14. vertit. ' I. 18. Nosco. p. 12. 1. 3. Nöffe. l. 10,
hoc. p. 141. I. 13. fugiam ftellasque. p. 149. I. 4. feraces. 1. 16. Seraphes. I. 17. currunt. p. 155. l. g. , aut

p. 160. 1. 3. mortis. p. 170. 1. s. partitum. P. 191. 1. 3. Socias. p. 173. 1. 53. dele jugera. 1. 18. tacitas,
p. 176. 1. 3. eruerem. P, 189, 1. 12. Ac. p. 200. l. 8. maribus. p. 222. 1. 9. Seraphis. p. 244. l. 7. agile, po
274. I. 9. memor ô.

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