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Sieradus pe boot revie repiya:
Bor n ost card, and hast not fear'd,
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; hor is it so become
S: sarta Re Beog art naked, who

e e sooc earea of the tree W ro v e the targe mou shouldst not eat?

I w a s Adia pre beses repięd:
O fear: beri sezges this day I stand

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se nocal cine, or to accuse
f scier ses the partner of my life;

cse 22123, he hei farth to me remains,
Isto ovaceal, and not expose to blame
B o cosplaint: bat strict necessity

Soocoes me, and calamitous constraint,
Test on my head both sin and punishment,
Howerer insupportable, be all
Deroir'd; tho should I hold my peace, set thou
Wouldst easils detect what I conceal.
This woman, whom thou mad'st to be my help,
And gavst me as thy perfect gift, so good,
So fit, so acceptable, so divine,
That from her hand I could suspect no ill:
And what she did, whatever in itself,
Her doing seem'd to justify the deed;

he gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

To whom the Sov'reign Presence thus reply'd :
Was she thy God, that her thou didst obey
Before his voice? or was she made thy guide,
superior, or but equal, that to her
Thou didst resign thy manhood, and the place
Wherein God set thee above her, made of thee,
And for thee, whose perfection far excell'd
Her's in all real dignity? Adorn'd
She was indeed, and lovely to attract
Thy love, not thy subjection; and her gifts
Were such, as under government well seem'd,
Unseemly to bear rule; which was thy part
And person, badst thou known thyself aright.

So having said, he thus to Eve in few:
jay, woman, what is this which thou hast done?

To whom sad Eve, with shame nigh overwhelım'd, Confessing soon, yet not before her judge Bold or loquacious, thus abash'd reply'd. The serpent me beguild, and I did eat.

Which, when the Lord God heard, without delay Co judgment he proceeded on th' accursd jerpent, tho' brute, unable to transfer The guilt on hinn who made him instrument Of mischief, and polluted from the end Of his creation; justly then accurs’d, As vitiated in nature; more to know Concern'd not man, (since he no further knew), Nor alter'd his offence; yet God at last to Satan first in sin his doom apply'd, Tho'in mysterious terms, judg'd as then best: And on the serpent thus his curse let fall, Because thou hast done this, thou art accurs'd Ibove all cattle, each beast of the field; Jixon thy belly groveling thou shalt go, And dust shalt eat all the days of thy life, Setween thee and the woman I will put Comity, and between thine and her seed; ler seed shall bruise thy head, thou bruise his heel,

My coming seen far off ? I miss thee here, a."
Not pleas'd, thus entertain'd with solitude,
Where obvious duty ere while appear'd unsought; ' ,
Or come I less conspicuous, or what change
Absents thee, or what chance detains? Come forth.

He came, and with him Eve, more loath, tho' first
T'offend; discount'nanc'd both, and discompos'd:
Love was not in their looks, either to God.
Or to each other; but apparent guilty
And shame, and perturbation, and despair,
Anger, and obstinacy, and hate, and guile.
Whence Adam, falt'ring long, thus answer'd brief:
I heard thee in the gard'n, and of thy voice
Afraid, being naked, hid myself. To whom
The gracious judge without revile reply'd:
My voice thou oft hast heard, and hast not fear'd,
But still rejoic'd; how is it now become
So dreadful to thee? that thou art naked, who
Hath told thee: hast thou eaten of the tree
Whereof I gave thee charge thou shouldst not eat?

To whom thus Adam sore beset reply'd :
O Heav'n! in evil straight this day I stand
Before my judge, either to undergo
Myself the total crime, or to accuse
My other self, the partner of my life;
Whose failing, while her faith to me remains,
I should conceal, and not expose to blame
By my complaint: but strict necessity
Subdues me, and calainitous constraint,
Lest on my head both sin and punishment,
However insupportable, be all
Devolv'd; tho should I hold my peace, yet thou
Wouldst easily detect what I conceal.
This woman, whom thou mad'st to be my help,
And gavist me as thy perfect gift, so good,
So fit, so acceptable, so divine,
That from her hand I could suspect no ill;
And what she did, whatever in itself,
Her doing seem'd to justify the deed;

She gave me of the tree, and I did eat,

To whom the Sov'reign Presence thus reply'd :
Was she thy God, that her thou didst obey
Before his voice? or was she made thy guide,
Superior, or but equal, that to her
Thou didst resign thy manhood, and the place
Wherein God set thee above her, made of thee,
And for thee, whose perfection far excell'd
Her's in all real dignity? Adorn'd
She was indeed, and lovely to attract
Thy love, not thy subjection; and her gifts
Were such, as under government well seem'd,
Unseemly to bear rule; which was thy part
And person, hadst thou known thyself aright.

So having said, he thus to Eve in few.:
Say, woman, what is this which thou hast done?

To whom sad Eve, with shame nigh overwhelm'de
Confessing soon, yet not before her judge
Bold or loquacious, thus abash'd reply'd.
The serpent me beguild, and I did eat.

Which, when the Lord God heard, without delay To judgment he proceeded on th' accurs'd Serpent, tho' brute, unable to transfer The guilt on him who made him instrument Of mischief, and polluted from the end Of his creation; justly then accurs’d, As vitiated in nature; more to know Concern'd not man, (since he no further knew), Nor alter'd his offence; yet God at last To Satan first in sin his doom apply'd, Tho'in mysterious terms, judg'd as then best: And on the serpent thus his curse let fall, Because thou hast done this, thou art accurs'd Above all cattle, each beast of the field; Upon thy belly groveling thou shalt go, And dust shalt eat all the days of thy life. Between thee and the woman I will put Eomity, and between thine and her seed; ller seed shall bruise thy head, thou bruise his heel, So spake this oracle, then verify'd When Jesus son of Mary, second Eve, Saw Satan fall like lightning down from heav'n, Prince of the air; then rising from his grave Spoild principalities and pow'rs, triumph'd In open show, and with ascension bright Captivity led captive through the air, The realm itself of Satan long usurp'd : Whom he shall tread at last under our feet; Ev'n he who now foretold his fatal bruise, And to the woman thus his sentence turn'd: Thy sorrow I will greatly multiply By thy conception; children thou shalt bring In sorrow forth; and to thy husband's will Thinc shall subinit; he over thee shall rule.

On Adam last, thus judgment he pronounc'd, Because thou hast hearken'd to the voice of thy wife, And eaten of the tree, concerning which I charg'd thee, saying, thou shalt not eat thereof: Curs'd is the ground for thy sake; thou in sorrow Shalt eat thereof all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles it shall bring thee forth

Unbid; and thou shalt eat th' herb of the field. - In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,

Till thou return unto the ground; for thou
Out of the ground wast taken, know thy birth,

For dust thou art, and shalt to dust return.
- So judg'd he man, both judge and saviour sent,

And th’instant stroke of death denounc'd that day Remov'd far off; then pitying how they stood Before him naked to the air, that now Must suffer change, disdain'd not to begin Thenceforth the form of servant to assume: As when he wash'd his servants' feet, so now, As father of his family, he clad Their nakedness with skins of beasts, or slain, Or as the snake with youthful coat repaid: And thought not much to clothe his enemies: * Nor he their outward only with the skins

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