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The earth was form’d, but in the womb as yet
Brought forth the tender grafs, whose verdure clad
930 Her facred shades: though God had yet not rain'd Upon the earth, and man to till the ground None was : but from the earth a dewy mift Went up, and water'd all the ground, and each Plant of the field ; which, ere it was in th' earth
335 God made, and ev'ry herb, before it grew On the green stem: God saw that it was good. So ev'n and morn recorded the Third Day.
Again th' Almighty spake: Let there be lights High in th' expanse of heaven, to divide
340 The day from night: and let them be for signs, For seasons, and for days, and circling years ; And let them be for lights, as I ordain 'Their office in the firmament of heav'n, To give light on the earth! and it was fo. 345 And God made two great lights; (great for their use To man) the greater to have rule by day, The less by night, altern: and made the stars ; And set them in the firmament of heav'n, T’ılluminate the earth, and rule the day,
350 In their vicissitude, and rule the night ; And light from darkness to divide. God saw, Surveying His great work, that it was good :
For of cæleftial bodies first the sun
354 (A mighty sphere !) He fram'd ; unlightsome first, Tho' of ethereal mold: then form'd the moon Globofe ; and ev'ry magnitude of stars ; And fow'd with stars the heav'n, thick as a field. Of light by far the greater part he look, Transplanted from her cloudy shrine, and plac'd In the sun's orb, made porous to receive And drink the liquid light ; firm to retain Her gather'd beams; great palace now of light: Hither, as to their fountain, other stars Repairing, in their golden urns draw light: And hence the morning planet gilds her horns : By tincture or reflexion they augment, Their small peculiar, though (from human fight So far remote) with diminution seen. First in his east the glorious lamp was feen,
370 Regent of day; and all th' horizon round invested with bright rays, jocund to run His longitude through heav'n's high road': the gray Dawn and the PLEIADES before him danc'd, Shedding sweet influence. Less bright the moon, 375 But opposite in leveld west was set, His mirror, with full face borrowing her light From him ; for other light she needed none In that aspect : and still that distance keeps Till night; then in the east her turn the shines, Revolv'd on heav'n's great axle, and her reign With thousand lesser lights dividual holds, With thousand thousand stars ! that then appear'd Spangling the hemisphere; then firit adorn'd With their bright luminaries, that set and rose. 385 Glad ev'ning and glad morn crown'd the Fourth Day.
And God said, Let the waters generite Reptil, with spawn abundant, living fou!! And let fowl fly above the earth, with wings Display'd on th’ open firmament of heav'n! 390 And Gop created the great whales, and each Soul living, each that crept, which plenteously 2.3
The waters generated by their kinds :
From branch to branch the smaller birds with song
445 Of rainbows and starry eyes. The waters thus With fish replenish'd, and the air with fowl, Ev'ning and morn folemniz’d the Fifth Day.
The Sixth, and of creation laft, arose With ev'ning harps and matin; when God said, Let th' earth bring forth fowl living in her kind, Cattle and creeping things, and beasts of th' earth, Each in their kind !--The earth obey'd ; and straight Op’ning her fertil womb, teem'd at a birth Innumerous living creatures, perfect forms, 455 Limb'd and full grown. Out of the ground up-rose, As from his laire, the wild beast, where he wons In forest wild, in thicket, brake or den: Among the trees in pairs they rose, they walk'd; The cattle in the fields, and meadows green:
460 Those rare and folitary ; these in flocks Pafturing at once, and in broad herds up-sprung. The graffy clods now calv'd, now half appear'd The tawny lion, pawing to get free
464 His hinder parts ; then springs as broke from bonds, And rampant shakes his brinded mane : the ounce, The libbard, and the tiger, (as the mole Rising) the crumbled earth above them threw In hillocks : the swift ftag from under ground Bore up his branching head: scarce from his mold 470 Behemoth (biggest born of earth) up-heav'd