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(Milton) My celestial...

patroness...dictates to me.

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Satan: in meditated...

fraud and malice, bent on Man's destruction.

3

The serpent...

subtlest beast of all the field

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like a black mist...

low creeping, he held on his midnight search

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send up silent...

praise to the Creator

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vocal...

worship

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Eve: Let us...

divide our labours

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Adam: sole eve...

associate sole, to me above all living creatures dear!

9

Adam: short absence I could yield...

for solitude is sometimes best society, and short retirement urges sweet return

10

Adam: but other doubt...

possesses me … What malicious foe envying our happiness

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Adam: The wife, where danger or dishonour lurks...

safest and seemliest by her husband stays, who guards her, or with her the worst endures

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Eve: his fraud is, then, thy fear; which plain infers...

thy equal fear that my firm faith and love can by his fraud be shaken or seduced

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Adam: Subtle he needs must be...

who could seduce angels

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from her husband’s hand ...

her hand soft she withdrew

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O much deceived...

much failing, hapless Eve

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Despoiled of...

innocence, of faith, of bliss

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the only two of mankind...

but in them the whole included race, his purposed prey

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such pleasure took the serpent...

to behold... the sweet recess of eve

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her heavenly form...

angelic but more soft and feminine

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overawed his...

malice

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The Evil one abstracted stood...

from his own evil... remained stupidly good.

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pleasure to...

destroy

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head crested...

aloft.. his circling spires

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Satan: celestial..

beauty adore

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Satan: goddess...

among gods

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Satan: ye should be...

as gods

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she plucked...

she eat. Earth felt the wound

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Greedily she ...

ingorged without restraint

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Eve: our great...

forbidder

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back to the thicket...

slunk the guilty serpent