Paradise Lost

by: John Milton

Book I, lines 1–26

1

That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning how the heavens and earth Rose out of Chaos: (I, 8–10)

2

I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent’rous song. (I, 12–13)

3

Instruct me, for thou know’st: thou from the first Wast present[.] (I, 19–20)