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But say I could repent , and could obtain , By act of grace , my former state ; how soon Would height recall high thoughts , how soon unsay 95 What feigned submission swore ? Ease would recant Vows made in pain , as violent and void .
True is , less firmly armed , 430 Some disadvantage we endured and pain , Till now not known , but , known , as soon contemned ; Since now we find this our empyreal form Incapable of mortal injury , Imperishable , and , though pierced ...
Whence Adam soon repealed The doubts that in his heart arose : and now Led on , yet sinless , with desire to know What nearer might concern him , how this world Of heaven and earth conspicuous first began ; When , and whereof created ...
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