From his slack hand, the garland wreath'd for Eve, Down dropp'd, and all the faded roses shed. Book IX.L.892.
Printed for J. Parsons, 21, Paternoster Row. Aug.t 1.1795.
Engraving. 248 x 158mm. 9¾ x 6¼". Trimmed.
A plate to some of the text from John Milton's "Paradise Lost"; an epic religious poem concerning the Christian story of the Fall of Man. At this point in the story, Eve has fallen to Satan's temptation and rushes to tell Adam that her eyes have been opened. Adam drops the wreath of flowers he made for her, and is horrified by the news as he knows that they are now both doomed.
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