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The number of thy worshippers. Who seeks
And worship him, and in reward to rule
"So sung they, and the empyréan rung
THE END OF THE SEVENTH BOOK.
Adam inquires concerning celestial motions; is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge: Adam assents; and, still desirous to detain Raphael, relates to him what he remembered since his own creation; his placing in Paradise; his talk with God concerning solitude and fit society; his first meeting and nuptials with Eve; his discourse with the angel thereupon; who, after admonitions repeated, departs.
THE angel ended, and in Adam's ear
"What thanks sufficient, or what recompense
Their distance argues, and their swift return