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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1797 edition. Excerpt: ...mankind extended upon the
earth, uttering his midnight complaints, bewailing his existence,
and wishing for death, without sympathising with him in his
distress? Thus Adam to himself lamented loud Through the still
night; not now (as ere man fell) YVhoIesOme, and cool, and mild,
but with black air Accompany'd, with damps and dreadful gssloom;
Which to his evil conscienee represented All things with double
terror. On the ground Outstretclfld he lay, on the cold ground Land
oft Curs'd his creation; death as oft accus'd ' Of tardy
execution-The part ofEve in this book is no less paffionate, and
apt to sway the reader in hersi favour. She is represented with
great tenderness as approaching Adam, but is spurned from him with
a spirit of upbraiding and indignation, confortnableto the natureof
man, whose pasiions hadnow gained the dominion over him. The
following passage, wherein she is described as renewing her
addresses to him, with the whole speech that follows it, have
something in them exquisitely moving and pathetic. He addedssnot,
and from her turn'd: but Eve, Not so repuls'd, with tears that
ceas'd not flowing, And trefies all disorder'd, at his feet, Fell
humble; and embracing them, besought His peace, and thus proceeded
in her plaint: Forsake me not thus, Adam I witness heav'n T/Vhat
love sincere, and rev'rence in my heart, I bear thee, and Unweeting
have offended, . Unhappily deceiv'd I thy suppliant I beg, and
clasp thy knees; bereave me not. Whereon I live thy gentle looks,
thy aid, a Thy counsel in this uttermost distress, My only strength
and stay fsiorlorn of thee, Whither shall I betake me, where
subsist? While yet we live (scarce one short hour perhaps) '
Between us two let there be peace, &e. Adam's reconcilement to
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