Hercules Collins the Poet

Adam the First Paradise lost,
Where once he sweetly sang:
But was regain’d by Man’s good Friend,
Christ the triumphant King.
He Satan fought, and gain’d the Fort,
Yea won the Field and Day.
The Woman’s Seed did break the Head,
Of Man’s grand Enemy.
From The Marrow of Gospel History (1696) by Hercules Collins


  1. D.J.,

    This stanza is from a work of 100+ pages titled The Marrow of Gospel History. It is all in verse to teach children the story of the Bible. Here is the subtitle:
    Or, A Diversion for Youth at their Spare Hours.

    Being a Poem on the Birth, Life, Death, and Resurrection of our most blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

    With some Thoughts on the Apostate Angels, and fallen Man: The former under an irrecoverable Estate, having no Object of Faith for Salvation: And the latter restored by the Death of Christ.

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