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Golden animals - hear eye go

Onely begotten Son, seest thou what rage [ 80 ]
Transports our adversarie , whom no bounds
Prescrib'd , no barrs of Hell, nor all the chains
Heapt on him there, nor yet the main Abyss
Wide interrupt can hold; so bent he seems
On desparate reveng , that shall redound [ 85 ]
Upon his own rebellious head. And now
Through all restraint broke loose he wings his way
Not farr off Heav'n , in the Precincts of light,
Directly towards the new created World,
And Man there plac't , with purpose to assay [ 90 ]
If him by force he can destroy, or worse,
By some false guile pervert; and shall pervert
For man will heark'n to his glozing lyes ,
And easily transgress the sole Command ,
Sole pledge of his obedience: So will fall, [ 95 ]
Hee and his faithless Progenie : whose fault?
Whose but his own? ingrate , he had of mee
All he could have; I made him just and right,
Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall .
Such I created all th' Ethereal Powers [ 100 ]
And Spirits, both them who stood and them who faild ;
Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell.
Not free, what proof could they have givn sincere
Of true allegiance, constant Faith or Love,
Where onely what they needs must do, appeard , [ 105 ]
Not what they would? what praise could they receive?
What pleasure I from such obedience paid,
When Will and Reason ( Reason also is choice )
Useless and vain, of freedom both despoild ,
Made passive both, had servd necessitie , [ 110 ]
Not mee . They therefore as to right belongd ,
So were created, nor can justly accuse
Thir maker, or thir making, or thir Fate,
As if predestination over- rul'd
Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree [ 115 ]
Or high foreknowledge; they themselves decreed
Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew,
Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault,
Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown.
So without least impulse or shadow of Fate, [ 120 ]
Or aught by me immutablie foreseen,
They trespass, Authors to themselves in all
Both what they judge and what they choose; for so
I formd them free, and free they must remain,
Till they enthrall themselves: I else must change [ 125 ]
Thir nature, and revoke the high Decree
Unchangeable, Eternal, which ordain'd
Thir freedom, they themselves ordain'd thir fall.
The first sort by thir own suggestion fell,
Self-tempted, self- deprav'd : Man falls deceiv'd [ 130 ]
By the other first: Man therefore shall find grace,
The other none: in Mercy and Justice both,
Through Heav'n and Earth, so shall my glorie excel,
But Mercy first and last shall brightest shine.

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