I ask not a life for the dear ones, All radiant, as others have done, But that life may have just enough shadow To temper the glare of the sun; I would pray God to guard them from evil, But my prayer would bound back to myself: Ah! a seraph may pray for a sinner, But a sinner must pray for himself.
So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless faithful only he.john milton
Though to recount almighty works What words of tongue or seraph can suffice, Or heart of man suffice to comprehend?john milton
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