As I bent down to look, just opposite, A Shape within the wat'ry Gleem appear'd Bending to look on me. ____ Book IV. line 480.
Printed for J. Parsons, 21, Paternoster Row. January 1. 1795.
Engraving. 248 x 158mm. 9¾ x 6¼". Trimmed. Staining to right of image.
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. Eve found a river and followed it upstream to its source. Her path led to a clear, smooth lake, and Eve looked into the lake, seeing an image in its surface, which she soon discovers is her own. She hears a voice explaining to her that she was made out of Adam, and with him she will become the mother of the human race.
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