XX
 The Bridge of Judgment

"I extended my index finger upward . . . and then moved my hand to the horizon."

- The Author, Chapter XX "The Bridge of Judgment"

"Of mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit

Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste

Brought Death into the World, and all our woe,

With loss of Eden, till one greater Man

Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat,

Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top
Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire
That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed,

In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth

Rose out of Chaos . . .”

 

-Paradise Lost, John Milton