milton: of man’s first disobedience, and the fruit of that forbidden tree,
divine postman: whose mortal taste, brought death into the world, and all our woe with loss of eden,
milton: till one greater man restore us, and regain that blissful seat,
divine postman: sing heavenly muse, that on the secret top, of oreb, or of sinai, did inspire that shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed,
milton: in the beginning how the heavens and earth rose out of chaos
divine postman: or if sion hill delight thee more, and siloa’s brook that flowed fast by the oracle of olympian zeus, we then invoke your aid to our adventurous song
milton: that with no middle flight intends to soar above the aonian mount, while it pursues things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
divine postman: and chiefly though oh spirit, that does prefer before all temples the upright heart and pure, instruct us
milton: for you know
divine postman: though from the first was present, and with mighty wings outspread dove-like sat brooding on the vast abyss. and made it pregnant
milton: what in us, is dark, illumine.
divine postman: what is low, raise and support
milton: that to the height of this great argument we may assert eternal providence
divine postman: and justify the ways of love to man
milton: say first, for heaven hides nothing from your view,
divine postman: nor the deep tract of hell,
milton: say first what cause moved our grandparents in that happy state
divine posgman: favoured of heaven so highly, to fall off from their creator
milton: and transgress his will for one restraint, lords of the world besides?
divine postman: who first seduced them to that foul revolt?
milton: the infernal serpent divine postman, he it was
divine postman: whose guile stirred up with envy and revenge, deceived the mother of mankind
milton: and so in ignorance pandora did open that box, which would bring death unto all creatures.