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Narrator - 'No more talk of where God or angel guest with man' 'I now must change these notes to tragic; foul distrust and breach disloyal on the part of man' 'anger and just rebuke and judgement given'
Narrator - 'Fearless returned. By night he feld, and at midnight returned from compassing the earth, cautious of day' 'he circled four times crossed the car of night from pole to pole'
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Narrator - 'in with the river sunk and with it rose Satan involved in a rising mist, then sought where to lie hid' 'and found the serpent subtlest beast of all the field'
Satan - 'O Earth, how like to Heaven if not preferred' 'with second thoughts reforming what was old'
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Satan - 'The more I see pleasures about me, so much more I feel torment within me, as from the hateful siege' 'unless by mastering Heaven's supreme nor to hope to be myself less miserable'
Satan - 'where hap may find the serpent sleeping, in whose mazy folds to hide me, and the dark intent I bring. O foul descent!' 'I who erst contended with the Gods to sit the highest...into a beast, and mixed with bestial slime'
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Satan - 'But on the grassy herb fearless unfeared he slept: in at his mouth the devil entered'
Narrator - 'forth came the human pair and joined their vocal worship to the choir of creatures wanting voice'
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Eve - 'Adam' 'Offspring of Heaven and Earth and all Earth's lord'
Adam - 'Sole Eve, associate Eve' 'Daughter of God and Man, immortal Eve' 'O woman'
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Eve - 'hear what to my mind first thoughts present, let us divide our labours, thou where choice leads thee or where most needs'
Adam - 'for nothing lovelier can be found in woman, than to studyhousehold good, and good works to her husband to promote' 'for smiles from reason flows' 'he made us, and delight to reason joined'
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Adam - 'For solitude sometimes is best society, and short retirement urges sweet return but other doubt possesses me, lest harm befall thee severed from me' 'leave not the faithful side that gave thee being, still shades thee and protects the wife'
Eve - 'thou fearst not, being such, as we, not capable of death or pain'
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Eve - 'and what is faith, love, virtue unassayed alone, without exterior help sustained?' 'frail is our happiness, if this be so, and Eden were no Eden thus exposed'
Adam - 'The danger lies, yet lies within his power: against his will he can receive no harm. But God left free the will, for what obeys reason is free and reason he made right'
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Adam - 'Go; for thy stay, not free, absents thee more; go in thy naive innocence'
Eve - 'With thy permission then, and thus forewarned chiefly by thy own last reasoning words' 'the willinger I go, nor much expect a foe so proud will first the weaker seek'
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Narrator - 'from her husband's hand her hand soft she withdrew' 'O much deceived, much failing, hapless Eve' 'Eve separate he spies'
Narrator - 'Much he the place admired, the person more' 'evil one stood abstracted from his own evil, and for the time remained stupidly good' 'disarmed of hate, of envy, of revenge; but the hot hell that always in him burns...soon ended his delight'
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Satan - 'hope here to taste of pleasure, but all pleasure to destroy, save what is in destroying, other joy to me is lost' 'the way to ruin her now I tend'
Satan - 'Fair resemblance of thy maker fair' 'who shouldst be seen a goddess among gods, adore and served by angels numberless' 'Empress of this fair world, resplendent Eve'
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Eve - 'language of man pronounced by tongue of brute' 'Serpent, thy overpraising leaves in doubt the virtue of that fruit' 'Lead then, said Eve'
Eve - 'God hath said, Ye shall not eat thereof, nor shall ye touch it, lest ye die' 'but his forbidding commends thee more'
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Satan - 'Goddess humane, reach then, and freely taste'
Narrator - 'Into her heart too easy entrance won' 'meanwhile the hour of noon drew on'
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Narrator - 'forth reaching to the fruit, she plucked, she ate: Earth felt the wound' 'back to the thicket slunk the guilty serpent'
Eve - 'O sovereign, virtuous, precious of all trees in paradise' 'each morning, and due praise shall attend thee' 'in female sex, the more to draw his love, and render me more equal' 'for inferior who is free?'
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Eve - 'This tree is not as we are told a tree of danger tasted, not to evil unknown opening the way, but to divine effect to open eyes, and make them gods who taste' 'I have also tasted and found...opener my eyes'
Eve - 'Thou therefore also taste, that equal lot may join us, equal joy, as equal love'
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Adam - 'O fairest of creation, last and best of all God's work' 'some cursed fraud of enemy hath beguiled thee, yet unknown, and me with thee hath ruined, for with thee my certain resolution is to die'
Adam - 'flesh of flesh, bone of thy bone thou art, and from thy state mine shall be parted, bliss or woe' 'if death consort with thee, death is to me as life'
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Eve - 'O glorious trial of exceeding love, illustrating evidence, example high!' 'this happy trial of love' 'on my experience Adam, freely taste'
Narrator - 'from the bough she gave him of that fair enticing fruit with liberal hand' 'against his better knowledge not deceived, but fondly overcome with female charm'
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Narrator - 'Earth trembled from her entrails, as again in pangs, and nature gave a second groan' 'wept at completely of the mortal sin' 'that false fruit' 'naked left to guilty shame uncovered more'
Adam - 'O Eve, in evil hour thou didst give ear to that false worm' 'true in our fall, false in our promised rising' 'both good and evil, good lost and evil got; bad fruit of knowledge'
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Adam - 'cover me ye pines, ye cedars...hide me, where I may never see them more' 'girded on our loins, may cover round those middle parts, that this new comer, shame, there sit not' 'vain covering if to hide'
Eve - 'was I to have been never parted from thy side? As good have grown there still a lifeless rib?'
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Adam - 'beyond this had been force and force upon free will hath here no place' 'my crime'
Narrator - 'Thus they in mutual accusation spent the fruitless hours, but neither self-condemning and of their vain contest appeared no end'
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Satan - 'O Earth, how like to Heaven if not preferred' 'with second thoughts reforming what was old'

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Narrator - 'in with the river sunk and with it rose Satan involved in a rising mist, then sought where to lie hid' 'and found the serpent subtlest beast of all the field'

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Satan - 'where hap may find the serpent sleeping, in whose mazy folds to hide me, and the dark intent I bring. O foul descent!' 'I who erst contended with the Gods to sit the highest...into a beast, and mixed with bestial slime'

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Narrator - 'forth came the human pair and joined their vocal worship to the choir of creatures wanting voice'

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Adam - 'Sole Eve, associate Eve' 'Daughter of God and Man, immortal Eve' 'O woman'

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