Wonder not then, what God for you saw good.
If I refuse not, but convert, as you,
To proper substance; time may come when men
With Angels may participate, and find
No inconvenient Diet, nor too light Fare:
And from these corporal nutriments perhaps
Your bodies may at last turn all to Spirit
Improv'd by tract of time, and wing'd ascend
Ethereal, as we, or may at choice
Here or in Heav'nly Paradises dwell.
(1608 - 1674)
Book V, Lines 490-500
Arch Angel Raphael speaking
to Adam & Eve
(and by extension all mankind)
in the Garden of Eden.
Look how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold;
There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st
But in his motion like an angel sings,
Still quiring to the young-ey'd cherubims;
Such harmony is in immortal souls,
But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.
The Merchant of Venice
1. Act 4. Scene 1
2. Act 5. Scene 1
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