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Relate thee? Greater now in thy return
So sung they, and the empyréan rung
And thy request think now fulfilled, that asked
END OF THE SEVENTH BOOK.
Atlam inquires concerning celestial motions; is doubtfully answer
ed, and exhorted to seach rather things more worthy of knowledge: Adam assents; and, still desirous to detain Raphael, relates to him what he remembered since his own creation; his placing in Paradise; his talk with God concerning solitude and fit society; his first meeting and nuptials with Eve ; his discourse with the Angel. thereupon ; who, after admonitions repeated, departs.
The Angel ended, and in Adam's ear
What thanks sufficient, or what recompense