Milton - PR3550 .D77 1777 M1

93 PARADISE LOST, Boors IV. And worthy feem'd for in their looks divine The image of their glorious maker (hone, Truth, wifdom, fanaitude fe,vere and pure ; Severe, but in true filial freedom plac'd, Whence true authority in men ; though both 295 Not equal as their fex not equal feern'd ; For contemplation he, and valor forrn'd, For foftnefs (he, and fweet attraaive grace ; He for God only, (he for God in him. His fair large front, and eye fublime, declar'd 300 Abfolule rule ; and hyacinthin locks Round from his parted forelock manly hung Cluflring, but not beneath his fhouiders broad. She, as a veil, down to the (lender waift Her unadorned golden treffes wore, 305 Disfheyerd, but in wanton ringlets w'av'd, As the vine curls her tendrils, which imply'd Subjection, but requir'd with gentle fway, And by her yielded, by him belt receiv'd, Yielded with coy fubrniffion, modeft pride, 310 And fweet reludant amorous delay. Nor thofe myflerious parts were then conceal'd ; Then was not guilty fharne, difhoneft (hame' Of nature's works, honor difhonorable : Sin-bred I how have ye troubled all mankind 315 With (hews inftead, mere fhews, of Teeming pure, And banith'd from man's life his happiefic life, Simplicity and fpoticfs innocence ? So pafs'd they naked on, not fliun'd the fight Of God or Angel, for they thought no ill : 320 So hand in hand they pafs'd, the lovlieft pair That ever fincc in loves embraces met ; Adam the goocilieft man of men fince born His Ions ; the faireft of her daughters Eve. Under a tuft of fhade, that on a green 325 Stood