Man in Paradise or Paradise in Man ?
Adam is adressing the paradise :“O Paradise, you beautiful garden, you place of light where I was still resplendent in thehand of God like a rising sun and was in the fullness of all life mightier than all theworlds, when I was your high-spirited inhabitant and you my weak carrier.4. "I once fell and you, beautiful mirage, were unable to help me up. The fall of themighty one has weighed you down and your soft ground was compressed like freshwool, torn by a wind from a tree, then dropped to the ground to be trampled down by our feet.5. "Although through my forced flight you have, unburdened, shot up to an idle heightof your weakness, no longer oppressed by the foot of a mighty one, there is nothing to be proud about on you, except the empty memory that you were once my weak carrier.6. "However, the Lord
His mercy saw that your ground was too loose for the heavyone prone to fall and he set stones under my feet that their firmness might save me froma further fall.7. "Oh for the good ground upon which my feet are now resting. It has prevented me for almost nine hundred years from falling again, which you were unable to do for less than