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Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully aris we!
ed, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of know. ledge : Adam assents, and still desirous to detain Raphael
, relates to him what he remembered since his own creation, his placing in Paradise, his talk with God concerning solitude and fit society. his first meeting and nuptials with Eve, his discourse with tua engel thereupon. who after admonitions repeated, departa.
The angel ended, and in Adam's ear
What thanks sufficient, or what recompense
*"This punctual spot :" no bigger than a point
One day and night, in all their vast survey
So spake our sire, and by his count'nance seem'd
that won who saw to wish her stay, Rose, and went forth among her fruits and flow 'rs To visit how thcy prosper'd, bud and bloom, Her nursery : they ut her coming sprung, , And touch'd by her fair tendance gladlier grew. Yet went she not, as not with such discourse Delighted, cr not capable her ear Of what was high: such nleasure she reserv’d, Adam relating, she sole anditress : Her husband the relator she preferr'd Before the angel, and of him to ask Chose rather; he, she knew, would intermix Grateful digressions, and solve high dispute With conjugal caresses; froin his lip Not words alone pleas'd her. O whep mcet non Such pairs, in love and mutual honour join'de With goddess-like demeanour forth she weni Not unattended, for on her as queen A pomp of winning graces waited still, And from about her shot darts of desire