« AnteriorContinuar »
The ARGUMENT of Book VIII.
ADAM inquires concerning celestial unctions; is doubtfully answer'd, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge : Adam assents; and, fill defirous to detain Raphael, relates to him what he remember'd since his own creation, his placing in Paradise, his talk with God concerning solitude and fit fociety; his first meeting and nuptials with Eus ut his difcourse with the angel thereupon : who, after admonitions repeated, departs.
THE angel ended, and in Adam's ear
So charming left his voice, that he a while
Then as new wak'd thus gratefully reply'd :
What thanks fufficient, or what recompense
When I behold this goodly frame, this world,
Such disproportions, with superfluous hand
nobler bodies to create,
35 As tribute, such a sumless journey brought Of incorporeal speed, her warmth and light; Speed, to describe whose swiftness number fails.
So spake our fire, and by his count'nance seemd
grace that won who saw to wish her ftay,
bo A pomp of winning graces waited still, And from about her shot darts of desire