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SPIRIT OF THE EARTH
      Nay, mother, while my sister trims her lamp
      'T is hard I should go darkling.

ASIA
                                        Listen; look!

The SPIRIT OF THE HOUR enters

PROMETHEUS
      We feel what thou hast heard and seen; yet speak.

SPIRIT OF THE HOUR
      Soon as the sound had ceased whose thunder filled
      The abysses of the sky and the wide earth,
      There was a change; the impalpable thin air
      And the all-circling sunlight were transformed,
      As if the sense of love, dissolved in them,
      Had folded itself round the spherèd world.
      My vision then grew clear, and I could see
      Into the mysteries of the universe.
      Dizzy as with delight I floated down;
      Winnowing the lightsome air with languid plumes,
      My coursers sought their birthplace in the sun,
      Where they henceforth will live exempt from toil,
      Pasturing flowers of vegetable fire,
      And where my moonlike car will stand within