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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume IV. The Higher Life.  1904.
V. Selections from “Paradise Lost”
Eve to Adam
John Milton (1608–1674)
From “Paradise Lost,” Book XII.

  WITH sorrow and heart’s distress
Wearied, I fell asleep. But now lead on;
In me is no delay; with thee to go,
Is to stay here; without thee here to stay,
Is to go hence unwilling; thou to me        5
Art all things under heaven, all places thou,
Who for my wilful crime art banished hence.
This further consolation, yet secure,
I carry hence; though all by me is lost,
Such favor I unworthy am vouchsafed,        10
By me the promised Seed shall all restore.

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