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PANTHEA
                            I see a mighty darkness
      Filling the seat of power, and rays of gloom
      Dart round, as light from the meridian sun,
      Ungazed upon and shapeless; neither limb,
      Nor form, nor outline; yet we feel it is
      A living Spirit.

DEMOGORGON
                        Ask what thou wouldst know.

ASIA
      What canst thou tell?

DEMOGORGON
                             All things thou dar'st demand.

ASIA
      Who made the living world?

DEMOGORGON
                                  God.

ASIA
                                        Who made all
      That it contains? thought, passion, reason, will,
      Imagination?

DEMOGORGON
                    God: Almighty God.

ASIA
      Who made that sense which, when the winds of spring
      In rarest visitation, or the voice
      Of one belovèd heard in youth alone,
      Fills the faint eyes with falling tears which dim
      The radiant looks of unbewailing flowers,
      And leaves this peopled earth a solitude
      When it returns no more?

DEMOGORGON
                                Merciful God.