hov'ring near; Make answer, if my voice ye hear!
(He opens the book and perceives the sign of the Macrocosmos.)
Ah! at this spectacle through every sense, What sudden ecstasy of joy is
flowing! I feel new rapture, hallow'd and intense, Through every nerve and
vein with ardour glowing. Was it a god who character'd this scroll, The tumult
in my spirit healing, O'er my sad heart with rapture stealing, And by a mystic
impulse, to my soul, The powers of nature all around revealing. Am I a God?
What light intense! In these pure symbols do I see, Nature exert her vital