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Book 9  Lamenting, change in tone to tragic  Subject matter different, foul distrust and breach disloyal on part of man  Sad task but argument more heroic  11That brought into this World a world of woe,  12Sinne and her shadow Death, and Miserie  13Deaths Harbinger: Sad task, yet argument  14Not less but more Heroic then the wrauth  15Of stern Achilles on his Foe pursu'd  16Thrice Fugitive about Troy Wall; or rage  17Of Turnus for Lavinia disespous'd,  18Or Neptun's ire or Juno's, that so long  19Perplex'd the Greek and Cytherea's Son;  rethinking cultural value system and rethink heroism of physical strength but heroic martyrdom, individual personal struggle  32Of Patience and Heroic Martyrdom  final invocation of muse, most difficult part of poem and culmination of story  worried it might not be just his story anymore, product of imagination rather than gift given from holy muse  46Deprest, and much they may, if all be mine,  47Not Hers who brings it nightly to my Ear.  If origins of poem not from Muse but from him, starts to look aspirational 116Of Hill, and Vallie, Rivers, Woods and Plaines, 117Now Land, now Sea, and Shores with Forrest crownd, 118Rocks, Dens, and Caves; but I in none of these 119Find place or refuge; and the more I see 120Pleasures about me, so much more I feel  Satan – how he could have enjoyed garden, ironic difference from Adam who takes joy Desire for revenge on God 155Subjected to his service Angel wings, 156And flaming Ministers to watch and tend 157Thir earthy Charge: Of these the vigilance 158I dread, and to elude, thus wrapt in mist 159Of midnight vapor glide obscure, and prie 160In every Bush and Brake, where hap may finde 161The Serpent sleeping, in whose mazie foulds 162To hide me, and the dark intent I bring. 163O foul descent! that I who erst contended 164With Gods to sit the highest, am now constraind 165Into a Beast, and mixt with bestial slime, 166This essence to incarnate and imbrute, 167That to the hight of Deitie aspir'd; 168But what will not Ambition and Revenge 169Descend to? who aspires must down as low 170As high he soard, obnoxious first or last 171To basest things. Revenge, at first though sweet, 172Bitter ere long back on it self recoiles; 173Let it; I reck not, so it light well aim'd, 174Since higher I fall short, on him who next 175Provokes my envie, this new Favorite 176Of Heav'n, this Man of Clay, Son of despite, 177Whom us the more to spite his Maker rais'd 178From dust: spite then with spite is best repaid.  Foul descent, perverse version of incarnation  Take over serpent, serpent sleeping 205Adam, well may we labour still to dress 206This Garden, still to tend Plant, Herb and Flour, 207Our pleasant task enjoyn'd, but till more hands 208Aid us, the work under our labour grows, 209Luxurious by restraint; what we by day 210Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or bind, 211One night or two with wanton growth derides 212Tending to wilde. Thou therefore now advise 213Or hear what to my minde first thoughts present, 214Let us divide our labours, thou where choice 215Leads thee, or where most needs, whether to wind 216The Woodbine round this Arbour, or direct 217The clasping Ivie where to climb, while I 218In yonder Spring of Roses intermixt 219With Myrtle, find what to redress till Noon: 220For while so near each other thus all day 221Our taske we choose, what wonder if so near 222Looks intervene and smiles, or object new 223Casual discourse draw on, which intermits 224Our dayes work brought to little, though begun 225Early, and th' hour of Supper comes unearn'd.  Eve suggesting need for productivity, if together they only smile and casual discourse  Lets divide labor and work apart  226To whom mild answer Adam thus return'd.  227Sole Eve, Associate sole, to me beyond  228Compare above all living Creatures deare,  229Well hast thou motion'd, well thy thoughts imployd  230How we might best fulfill the work which here  231God hath assign'd us, nor of me shalt pass  232Unprais'd: for nothing lovelier can be found  233In Woman, then to studie houshold good,  234And good workes in her Husband to promote.  235Yet not so strictly hath our Lord impos'd  236Labour, as to debarr us when we need  237Refreshment, whether food, or talk between,  238Food of the mind, or this sweet intercourse  239Of looks and smiles, for smiles from Reason flow,  240To brute deni'd, and are of Love the food,  241Love not the lowest end of human life.  242For not to irksom toile, but to delight  243He made us, and delight to Reason joyn'd.  244These paths & Bowers doubt not but our joynt hands  245Will keep from Wilderness with ease, as wide  246As we need walk, till younger hands ere long  247Assist us: But if much converse perhaps  248Thee satiate, to short absence I could yield.  249For solitude somtimes is best societie,  250And short retirement urges sweet returne.  251But other doubt possesses me, least harm  252Befall thee sever'd from me; for thou knowst  253What hath bin warn'd us, what malicious Foe  254Envying our happiness, and of his own  255Despairing, seeks to work us woe and shame  256By sly assault; and somwhere nigh at hand  257Watches, no doubt, with greedy hope to find  258His wish and best advantage, us asunder,  259Hopeless to circumvent us joynd, where each  260To other speedie aide might lend at need;  261Whether his first design be to withdraw  262Our fealtie from God, or
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