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HEAVEN AND EARTH;
FOUNDED ON THB FOLLOWING PASSAGE IN GENESIS, CHAP. VI.
nd it came to pass..... that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair,
and they took them wives of all which they chose.
And woman wailing for her demon lover.-COLBRIDGE.
Noah, and his Sons.
Chorus of Spirits of the Earth.-Chorus of Mortals.
HEAVEN AND EARTH.
SCENE I. - A WOODY AND MOUNTAINOUS DISTRICT NEAR
Enter ANAH and AHOLIBAMAH.
Anah. Our father sleeps : it is the hour when they
heart beats ! Ahol.
Let us proceed upon Our invocation.
Anah. But the stars are hidden.
Ahol. So do I, but not with fear
My sister, though
Ahol. And where is the impiety of loving
Then wed thee
I should have loved
Of the poor child of clay which so adored him,
Anah. And if it should be so, and she so loved him,
Ahol. If I thought thus of Samiasa's love,
From thy sphere ! Whatever star contain thy glory;
In the eternal depths of Heaven
Albeit thou watchest with “ the Seven,"
And though she nothing is to thee,
Thou canst not tell,—and never be
decreed to aught save me,
Eternity is in thine years, Unborn, undying beauty in thine eyes ; With me thou canst not sympathize,
Except in love, and there thou must
Acknowledge that more loving dust
The face of Him who made thee great,
Yet, seraph dear!
Until I know what I must die in knowing,
Her whose heart death could not keep from o'erflowing For thee, immortal essence as thou art !
Great is their love who love in sin and fear;
* The archangels, said to be seven in number,
And such I feel are waging in my heart
The hour is near
Whose tenants dying, while their world is falling,
Or joining with the inferior cherubim,
Many worship thee—that will I not:
And thou of beams
On Eden's streams,
My love. There is a ray
be hidden long : death and decay Our mother Eve bequeath'd usmbut my
heart Defies it: though this life must pass away,
Is that a cause for thee and me to part ?
I feel my immortality o'ersweep
Like the eternal thunders of the deep,
ears this truth" thou livest for ever !"
But if it be in joy,