2 Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tastBrought Death into the World, and all our woe,With loss of Eden, till one greater ManRestore us, and regain the blissful Seat,Sing Heav’nly Muse, that on the secret topOf Oreb, or of Sinai, dids’t inspireThat Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed,In the Beginning how the Heav’ns and EarthRose out of Chaos. . . (PL )
3 Of Mans | First Dis | obe | dience, and | the Fruit Of that | Forbid | den Tree, | whose mor | tal tastBrought Death | into | the World, | and all | our woe,With loss | of E | den, till | one grea | ter ManRestore | us, and | regain | the bliss |ful Seat,Sing Heav’n | ly Muse, | that on | the se | cret topOf Or | eb, or | of Si | nai, dids’t | inspireThat Shep | herd, who | first taught | the cho | sen Seed,In the | Begin | ning how | the Heav’ns | and EarthRose out | of Cha | os. . .
4 On th’ other side, Adam, soon as he heard The fatal Trespass don by Eve, amaz’dAstonied stood and Blank, while horror chillRan through his veins, and all his joynts relax’d;From his slack hand the Garland wreath’d for EveDown drop’d, and all the faded Roses shed:Speechless he stood and pale, till thus at lengthFirst to himself he inward silence broke. (PL )
5 On th’ o | ther side, | Adam, | soon as | he heard The fa | tal Tres | pass don | by Eve, | amaz’dAston | ied stood | and Blank, | while hor | ror chillRan through | his veins, | and all | his joynts | relax’d;From his | slack hand | the Gar | land wreath’d | for EveDown drop’d, | and all | the fad | ed Ros | es shed:Speechless | he stood | and pale, | till thus | at lengthFirst to | himself | he in | ward si | lence broke.
6 O fairest of Creation, last and best Of all Gods works, Creature in whom excell’dWhatever can to sight or thought be formd,Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet!How are thou lost, how on a sudden lost,Defac’t, deflourd, and now to Death devote?(PL )
7 O fair | est of | Crea | tion, last | and best Of all | Gods works, | Creature | in whom | excell’dWhatev | er can | to sight | or thought | be formd,Holy, | divine, | good, | amiable, | or sweet!How are | thou lost, | how on | a sud | den lost,Defac’t, | deflourd, | and now | to Death | devote?
8 Som natural tears they drop’d, but wip’d them soon; The World was all before them, where to chooseThir place of rest, and Providence thir guide:They hand in hand with wandring steps and slow,Through Eden took thir solitarie way. (PL )
9 Som nat | tural tears | they drop’d, | but wip’d | them soon; The World | was all | before | them, where | to chooseThir place | of rest, | and Prov | idence | thir guide:They hand | in hand | with wan | dring steps | and slow,Through E | den took | thir sol | itar | ie way.