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All whom the flood did , and fire shall overthrow , 5 All whom war , dearth , age , agues , tyrannies , Despair , law , chance , hath slain , and you whose eyes Shall behold God , and never taste death's woe .
445 ' Adam , now ope thine eyes ; and first behold The effects , which thy original crime hath wrought In some to spring from thee ; who never touched 425 The excepted tree ; nor with the snake conspired ; Nor sinned thy sin ; yet from ...
54 OH , yet we trust that somehow good Will be the final goal of ill , To pangs of nature , sins of will , Defécts of doubt , and taints of blood ; 20 Behold , ye speak an idle thing : Ye never knew the sacred dust : I do but sing ...
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