Milton - PR3550 D77 1777 M2

13ooK If. PARADISE REGAINVO. Gris-amber-fteam'd ; all fin) from lea or iliord, Frethet, or purling brook, of (hell or fin, 84g And exquifirea name, for Which was drain'd Pontus, and Lucrine bay, and Afric coaft.: Alas how fimple, to the cates compar'd, Was that crude apple that diverted Eve! And at a ftately fide-board by the wine 3S° That fragrant ('melt diffas'd, in order flood Tall (tripling youths rich clad, of fairer hue Than Ganyinede or Hylas ; diftant more Under the trees now tripp'd, now folema flood Nymphs of Diana's train, and Naiades '315 With fruits and flow'rs from Amalthea's horn; And ladies of th' Hefperides, that feem'd Fairer than feign'd of old, or fabled lince Of faery damfels met in forefi wide By knights of Logres, or of Lyones 166 Lancelot, or Pelleas, or Pellenote And all the while harmonious airs were heard Of chiming firings, or charming pipes, and winds O gentleft gale Arabian odors fann'd From their tuft wings, and Flora's earlieft iziiells. 316.0- Such was the fplendor, and the Tempter now His invitation earnealy renew'd: What doubts the Son of God to fit and eat ? Thefe are not fruits forbidden; no interdift Defends the touching of thefe viands pure Their tafie no knowledge works at mall of evil, But life preferves, dearoys life's enemy, Hunger, with Tweet reftorative delighta All theie are Spi'rits of air, and woods, and fpririg§, Thy g-.2ntle minifters, who come to pay 37S Thee homage, and acknowledge thee their Lord : What doubt'it thou Son of God? fit down and eatz To whom thus jefus temp'rately reply'd. Saida Hhhh