And scorn the war within my members, yet my heart is weak
And my head faint.Yet will I look again into the morning!
Whence is this sound of rage of men drinking each others blood,
Drunk with the smoking gore, and red, but not with nourishing wine.
Note 1. 215 A slightly altered form of this passage was afterwards engraved for Jerusalem, f. 19, ll. 116, with the general change of the first to third person, and a few other variant readings noted below. 2 My sons, exilèd] His children exild Jerusalem. 4 sounds] sound Jerusalem. 5 Is] Are Jerusalem. 7 Are] Is Jerusalem. 8 Omitted in Jerusalem. 9 Here follows in Jerusalem the additional line:
His Giant beauty and perfection falln into dust.
10 For] Till Jerusalem. witherd] narrow MS. 1st rdg. del. 14 all exilèd] self-exilèd Jerusalem. 15 this] the Jerusalem. 1624 Wtg. in Jerusalem where the passage concludes thus:
Seeking for rest and finding none, and hidden far within,