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... Hesperian fables true , If true , here only , and of delicious taste : Betwixt them
lawns , or level downs , and flocks Grazing the tender herb , were interposed , Or
palmy hillock ; or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spread her store , .
366 Your change approaches , when all these delights Will vanish , and deliver
ye to woe ; More woe , the more you taste is now of joy ; Happy , but for so happy
ill secured 370 Long to continue , and this high seat your Heaven Ill fenced for ...
... he who requires From us no other service than to keep 420 This one , this easy
charge , of all the trees In Paradise that bear delicious fruit So various , not to
taste that only tree Of knowledge , planted by the tree of life : So near grows
Yet let me not forget what I have gain ' d From their own mouths : All is not theirs ,
it seems ; One fatal tree there stands , of knowledge callid , Forbidden them to
taste : Knowledge forbidden ! 515 Suspicious , reasonless . Why should their
105 And , " O fair plant , ” said he , " with fruit surcharged , Deigns none to ease
thy load , and taste thy sweet , Nor God , nor Man ? Is knowledge so despised ?
GO Or envy , or what reserve forbids to taste ? Forbid who will , none shall from
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This is by far my favorite edition of Paradise Lost. Since the text is full of archaic references, understanding what is meant can often be difficult (and result in a lot of trips to reference books ... Read full review