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Pulpsie ab Origine apud Weftmenaitrinkem Edy are

A

POEM.

In Four BOOKS.

To which is added

SAMSON AGONISTES,

AND

POEMS upon feveral Occafions.

With a Tractate of Education.

JOHN MILTON
The AUTHOR.

LONDON:
Printed for a Company of STATIONERS.

MDCCXXXIX.
1739

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PARADISE REGAIN'D.

BOOK I.

WHO ere while the happy Garden furg,
By one Man's Difobedience loft, now ling
Recover'd Paradife to all Mankind,
By one Man's firm Obedience fully try'd
Through all temptation, and the Tempter
foil'd

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In all his wiles, defeated and repuls'd,
And Eden rais'd in the wafte Wilderness.

Thou, Spirit, who ledit this glorious Eremite Into the Defart, his victorious Field Against the fpiritual Foe, and brought'ft him thence 10 By proof th' undoubted Son of God, infpire, As thou art wont, my prompted Song, elfe mute, And bear through height or depth of Nature's bounds With profperous wing full fumm'd, to tell of deeds Above Heroick, though in fecret done, And unrecorded left through many an Age, Worthy t'have not remain'd fo long unfung.

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