We gloomed together through dark dingles, and came out on sunny reaches
with the same gilded magnificence.
Faire Angel, thy desire which tends to know The works of God, thereby to glorifie The great Work-Maister, leads to no excess That reaches
blame, but rather merits praise The more it seems excess, that led thee hither From thy Empyreal Mansion thus alone, To witness with thine eyes what some perhaps Contented with report heare onely in heav'n: For wonderful indeed are all his works, Pleasant to know, and worthiest to be all Had in remembrance alwayes with delight; But what created mind can comprehend Thir number, or the wisdom infinite That brought them forth, but hid thir causes deep.
Edward puts up his orisons accordingly, and by the guidance, doubtless, of the good Saint, reaches
a small path, conducting him to a chapel in the forest, having a hermit's cell in its close vicinity.
The whole extent of this prince's dominions reaches
about six thousand miles in length, and from three to five in breadth: whence I cannot but conclude, that our geographers of Europe are in a great error, by supposing nothing but sea between Japan and California; for it was ever my opinion, that there must be a balance of earth to counterpoise the great continent of Tartary; and therefore they ought to correct their maps and charts, by joining this vast tract of land to the north-west parts of America, wherein I shall be ready to lend them my assistance.
Giry, who will see that it reaches
me, that you accept, as your predecessors did, the conditions in my memorandum-book relating to my monthly allowance.
It will roll on till it reaches
the foot of a mountain, and when it stops you will stop also.
Here ends that long chain of mountains that reaches
from this place even to the entrance of the Red Sea.