And in herself complete so well to know
Bold deed thou hast ,
And peril great , who thus hath
Had it been coveting to Eye
That sacred Fruit, sacred to abstinence,
Much more to taste it under to touch.
But past who can recall, or ?
Not God Omnipotent, nor Fate, yet so
thou shalt not Die, perhaps the Fact
Is not so now, foretasted Fruit,
first by the Serpent, by him first
Made common and ere our taste;
Nor yet on him found deadly, he yet lives,
Lives, as thou , and to live as Man
Higher degree of Life, inducement strong
To us, as likely tasting to
Proportional ascent, which cannot be
But to be Gods, or Angels Demi-gods.
Nor can I think that God, Creator wise,
Though , will in earnest so destroy
Us his prime Creatures, so high,
Set over all his Works, which in our Fall,
For us created, needs with us must ,
Dependent made; so God shall uncreate,
Be frustrate, do, undo, and ,
Not well of God, who though his Power
Creation could , yet would be loath
Us to abolish, the
Triumph and say; Fickle their State whom God
Most Favors, who can please him long; first
He , now Mankind; whom will he next?
Matter of , not to be given the Foe,
However I with thee have my Lot,
to like doom, if Death
Consort with thee, Death is to as Life;
So forcible within my heart I feel
The draw me to my ,
My own in thee, for what thou art is mine;
Our State cannot be , we are one,
One Flesh; to thee were to my self.
Her own that what she wills to do or say
All higher knowledge in her presence falls
, theformer host of the Poe Decoder, has been availableon the Internet since late 1995, and was one of the first pages available on-line to provide factual information on Poe's life.
Degraded. Wisdom in discourse with her
The pages worked, and to some extent still work, as a gathering point for Poe enthusiasts on the Internet, and was Christoffer's way into the Poe community.