[The Serpent to Himself:]
"Anger, fury and hatred boil within me.
Woe to see them enjoy this Paradise, while I'm resigned to hell!!
My cunning will prevail and doubt shall be their undoing!"
[The Serpent to Eve:]
"What reason, what fear provokes this ban?
Why envy you this?
Is it a sin to know, can it be death to taste?
Is ignorance your creator's wish for you,
or is blind obedience a proof of your faith?!...
Take from the tree this golden fruit, be one with the gods!
I tell you this freely with love in my heart.
Come your beauty has earned this..."