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All judgment, whether in Heav'n, or Earth, or Hell.
So spake the Father, and unfolding bright
Father eternal, thine is to decree;
70 May'st ever rest well pleas'd. I go to judge
On righteousness and peace have kised each 71. - I go to judge &c ] The biber. Pral. LXXXV. 10.
same divine Person, who in the 62. And deftin'd Man himself to foregoing parts of this poem inter
judge Man fall’n.) And bath ceded for our first parents before giver bim authority to execute judg- their fall, overthrew the rebel Anment also, because he is the son of man, gels, and created the world, is now John V. 27. Dr. Bentley reads thy- represented as descending to Parafelf, but himself is full as well or dile, and pronouncing sentence upon better.
the three offenders. The cool of 68. thine is to decrees'
the evening being a circumftance Mine - to do thy will] Virg. Æn. with which holy Writ introduces 1. 76.
this great scene, it is poetically de-Tuus ô Regina quid optes scribed by our author, who has also Explorare labor; mihi jufta capel- kept religioudly to the form of words, sere fas est.
in which the three several sentences Vol. II.
On earth these thy transgreffors, but thou know'st,
were passed upon Adam, Eve, and commonly used as a verb active, is the Serpent. He has rather chosen here used as a verb neuter, and to neglect the numerousness of his means no attendence will be wantverse, chan to deviate from those ing; and so it is used likewise in III, Speeches which are recorded on this 340. great occasion. The guilt and confusion of our first parents, standing
Then thou thy regal scepter thalt naked before their judge, is touch
lay by, ed with great beauty. Addison.
For regal scepter then no more
shall need, 74. - for so I undertook ] Sec God shall be all in all. Book III. 236. & c.
84. Conviction to the ferpent more 80. Attendence noxe pall need, ] belongs.] No proof is need This is either an elliptical way of ful against the serpent, compelld Speaking for I shall need no atten- by Satan to be the ignorant inttrudence: or rather the word need, tho' ment of his malice against mankind,
Of high collateral glory': him Thrones and Powers,
how mute and unable to answer for that is in other words, IV. 485. himfelf. Hume.
to have thee by my side 86. Of bigh collateral glory:) He Henceforth an individual folace vses collateral, as he does most other
dear. words, in a sense agreeable to the
92. Now was the fun in western etymology, side by side. The Son
cadence low fat at the right hand of the Father,
From noon, and gentle airs &c.] and rising from thence he may pro- This beautiful description is foundperly be said to rise from bis seat of ed upon this verse Genesis III. 8. bigb collateral glory, or as it is else. And they heard the voice of the Lord where express’d, VI. 747. from the God walking in the garden in the rigbe band of glory, where be fat. cool of the day; and Adam and his The word was used before in VIII. wife bid themselves from the presence 126.
of the Lord God amongst the trees of Collateral love, and deareft amity, the garden,
And from his presence hid themselves among
to Adam call d aloud. and inlarges upon the divine histoWhere art thou Adam?] Gen. rian. III. 9. And the Lord God called unto 116. I heard thee in the gard's, Adam, and said unto him, Where and of thy voice art thou?
It is curious to ob- Afraid, being naked, hid myself. ] ferve how the poet paraphrases Gen, III, 10. And be faid, I beard
The gracious judge without revile reply'd.
gave thee charge thou shouldft not eat?
134 Devolv'd; though should I hold my peace, yet thou Wouldst easily detect what I conceal,
thy voice in the garder, and I was Whereof I gave thee charge thou afraid, because I was naked; and I shouldst not eat?] Gen. III. 11.
And he said, Who told thee that thou 121. — that thou'art naked, who waft naked? haft thou eaten of the Haib told thee? baft thou eaten of tree, whereof I commanded thee that
thou shoulds not eat?