The Works of Lord Byron Complete in Five Volumes Volume 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...Fffth Spirit. Dost thou dare Refuse to Arimanes on his throne What the whole earth accords, beholding not The terror of his Glory?--Crouch! I say. Man. Bid him bow down to that which is above him, The overruling Infinite--the Maker Who made him not for worship--let him kneel, And we will kneel together. The Spirits. Crush the worm! Tear him in pieces!--First JJes. Hence! Avannt!--he 's mine. Prince of the Powers invisible! This man Is of no common order, as his port And presence here denote; bis sufferings Have been of an immortal nature, like Our own; his knowledge, and his powers and will, As far as is compatible with clay, Which clogs the ethereal essence, have been such As clay hath seldom borne; his aspirations fHave been beyond the dwellers of the earth: And they have only taught him what we know--That knowledge is not happiness, and science j But an exchange of ignorance for that "Which is another kind of ignorance. This is not all--the passions, attributes Of earth and heaven, from which no power, nor being, Nor breath from the worm upwards is exempt, Have pierced his heart; and in their consequence Hade him a thing, which I, who pity not, Yd pardon those who pity. He is mine, And thine, it may be--be it so, or not, No other Spirit in this region hath A soul like his--or power upon his soul. Num. What doth he here then? First Des. Let him answer that. Man. Ye know what I have known; and without power I could not be amongst ye: but there are Powers deeper still beyond--I come in quest Of such, to answer unto what I seek. Nem. What would'st thou? Man. Thou canst not reply to me. Call up the dead--my question is for them. Nem. Great Arimanos, doth thy will avouch The wishes of this mortal? Ari. Yea. Nem. Whom would'st thon Uncharnel?...
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