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DEMOGORGON

      Ye kings of suns and stars, Dæmons and Gods,
        Ethereal Dominations, who possess
      Elysian, windless, fortunate abodes
        Beyond Heaven's constellated wilderness:

A VOICE (from above)
      Our great Republic hears: we are blessed, and bless.

DEMOGORGON
      Ye happy dead, whom beams of brightest verse
        Are clouds to hide, not colors to portray,
      Whether your nature is that universe
        Which once ye saw and suffered--

A VOICE FROM BENEATH
                                          Or, as they
      Whom we have left, we change and pass away.

DEMOGORGON
      Ye elemental Genii, who have homes
        From man's high mind even to the central stone
      Of sullen lead; from Heaven's star-fretted domes
        To the dull weed some sea-worm battens on: