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BOOK VII.

And multiply a race of worshipers630
Holy and just; thrice happy if they know
Their happiness, and persevere upright!'
"So sung they, and the Empyrean rung
With Hallelujahs; thus was Sabbath kept.
And thy request think now fulfilled, that asked
How first this World and face of things began,
And what before thy memory was done
From the beginning, that posterity
Informed by thee might know. If else thou seekest
Aught, not surpassing human measure, say."640