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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Adam and Eve (From “Paradise Lost,” Fourth Book, ll. 288–99)
By John Milton
 
TWO of far nobler shape, erect and tall,
Godlike erect, with native honor clad,
In naked majesty seemed lords of all:
And worthy seemed; for in their looks divine
The image of their glorious Maker shone.        5
Truth, wisdom, sanctitude severe and pure,
(Severe, but in true filial freedom placed),
Whence true authority in men; though both
Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed;
For contemplation he and valor formed;        10
For softness she and sweet attractive grace;
He for God only, she for God in him.
 
 
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