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MEDITATIONS OF MAN'S MORTALITIE: ADAM AND EVE, by            
First Line: Of all the trees that in the garden grew
Last Line: And both must dye and turned be to dust.
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Animals; Bible; Eden; Religion; Snakes; Theology; Serpents; Vipers


Of all the Trees that in the Garden grew,
He onely was forbidden that alone,
His Wife from that obedience soone him drew,
And taste thereof he did although but one:
O wretched man! what hast thou lost hereby
Wicked woman to cause thy husband dye.

T'is not saying, the Serpent thee deceiv'd,
That can excuse the fault thou didst commit;
For of all Joyes thou hast thy selfe bereav'd,
And by thy Conscience thou dost stand convict.
Thy husband not alone the fault must rue,
A punishment for sinne to thee is due.

For as thou now conceives thy seed in sinne,
So in great sorrow thou must bring it foorth,
The game which thou by that same fruit didst winne,
Thou now dost find to bee but little worth:
Obedience to thy Husband yeeld thou must,
And both must Dye and turned be to Dust.





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