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Clothed us unworthy ; pitying while he judged :
Humbly our faults, and pardon beg ; with tears
So spake our father penitent; nor Eve
END OF THE TENTH BOOK.
The Son of God presents to his Father the prayers of our first
parents now repenting, and intercedes for them: God accepts them, but declares that they must no longer abide in Paradise : sends Michael with a band of Cherubim to dispossess them ; but first to reveal to Adam future things: Michael's coming down. Adam shows to Eve certain ominous signs : he discerns Michael's approach ; goes out to meet him : the Angel denounces their departure. Eve's Lamentation. Adam pleads, but submits : the Angel leads him up to a high hill, and sets before him in vision what shall happen till the Flood.