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AND

REGAINED,
WITH THE LATIN AND OTHER POEMS,

OF

JOHN MILTON.

NOTES AND TRANSLATIONS
BY W. COWPER,

AND

LIFE BY WILLIAM HAYLEY.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.
Vol. III.

Nec satis hoc visum est in utrumque et nec pia cessant officia in tumulo.

MAN8US.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HENRY WASHBOURNE,
SALISBURY SQUARE.

ADAM:

A SACEED DRAMA, TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN,

OF

GIO. BATTISTA ANDREINI.

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TO THIS

COURTEOUS READER.

Having satiated, and fatigued my eyes gentle reader, by too intent an observation of what is passing on earth; and raising therefore my thoughts to higher contemplations, to the wonders diffused by the supreme Being, for the benefit of man, through the universe; I felt my heart penetrated by a certain christian compunction, in reflecting how his inexpressible goodness, though perpetually and grievously offended by us, still shews itself in the highest degree indulgent towards us in preserving those wonders with a continual influence to our advantage; and how on the first provocation to vengeance, Almighty power does not enlarge the ocean, to pass its immense boundary, does not obscure the light of the sun, does not impress sterility on the earth, to ingulph us, to blind us, and finally to destroy us. Softened and absorbed in these divine emotions, I felt myself transported and hurried by a delightful

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