Inspire my numbers with coelestial heat;
Deduc'd from Nature's birth, to Caesar's times.
And Heav'n's high canopy, that covers all,
One was the face of Nature; if a face:
A lifeless lump, unfashion'd, and unfram'd,
No moon did yet her blunted horns renew:
Nor pois'd, did on her own foundations lye:
Nor seas about the shores their arms had thrown;
But earth, and air, and water, were in one.
Thus air was void of light, and earth unstable,
And water's dark abyss unnavigable.
All were confus'd, and each disturb'd the rest.
And soft with hard, and light with heavy mixt.