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Full orb'd the moon, and with more pleasing light
By Disburden'd Heav'n rejoiced and - Heav'n wakes with all bis eyes, foon repair'd
tho' commonly he uses Heaven it. Her mural breach, returning
feturns self in the feminine gender, as in whence it rollid.
VII. 205. The nightingale, tho' it is the cock
Heav'n open'd wide that sings, he makes usually of the Her ever during gates feminine gender as in IV. 602.
. and again, VII. 574. - the wakeful nightingale;
- He through Heaven She all night long ber amorous That open'd wide her blazing por. descant lung.
tals &c. See likewise III. 40. VII. 436. But The reason of this alteration of the here he lays his love-labor'd song, as genders the judicious reader, when the speech is address'd to Eve. he examines each passage, will und for the same reason he fay's casily perceive.
44. – Heati's
By us oft feen; his dewy locks distilld 56
44. - Heav'n wakes with all his Corde capessere: semita nulla pe
eyes,] Here again he has his dem ftabilibat. master Spenser full in view, B. 3. 53. Much fairer to my fancy than Cant. 11. St. 45.
by day :] As the sensations -- with how many eyes are often more pleasing, and the High Heav'n beholds &c. images more lively, when we are
alleep than when we are awake. 49. To find thee I direfted then my And what can be the cause of this?
walk;] So Ennius apud Ci- Our author plainly thinks it may ceronem, De Divinat. I. 20. be effected by the agency of some
spiritual being upon the sensory Poft illa, germana soror, errare
while we are alleep. videbar,
56. — his dewy locks distilld Tardaque vestigare, et quærere Ambrofia ;] Só Virgil of Venus, te, neque posse
Æn. I. 403.
For Gods, yet able to make Gods of Men: 70
Ambrosiæque comæ divinum ver- as we are so plac'd between the two tice odorem
sentences, as equally to relate to Spiravere. Hume. both, and in the firit sentence the
verb be is understood. Pearce. 79. But sometimes in the air, as 93. ---- Thus Eve her night we, fometimes &c.] The words Rela!ed,] Thus Evę repeated her
And various: wond'ring at my flight and change
95 The trouble of thy thoughts this night in sleep Affects me equally; nor can I like This uncouth dream, of evil sprung I fear; Yet evil whence? in thee can harbour none, Created pure. But know that in the soul
Ioa Are many lesser faculties, that serve Reason as chief; among these fancy next Her office holds; of all external things, Which the five watchful senses represent, She forms imaginations, aery shapes,
IOS Which reason joining or disjoining, frames All what we'affirm or what deny, and call
dream. Night for the visions and 94. and thus Adam] Adam dreams frequent in it. So Sil. Ital. conformable to his superior chaIII. 216.
racter for wisdom initructs and
comforts Eve upon this occafion. Promissa evolvit somni, noctemque
Addison. retractat. Hume.
Our knowledge or opinion; then retires
117. Evil into the mind of God or Nor God nor Man:
Man] God here must signify Angel, as it frequently does in this again ver. 70. poem. For God cannot be tempted yet able to make Gods of MCL with evil, as St. James says (I. 13.) . of the Supreme Being. And Mil- 129. So chear'd be his fair profit ton had just before (as Mr. Thyer and she was chear'á,] A maalso observes) used the term God in ner of speaking that occurs fou the same meaning. ver. 59.
times in Scripture, as in der
XX. 7. thou bast deceived me, as Deigns none to ease thy load and was deceived.
taste thy sweet,