This poem is by William Fulford. In the first eight stanzas, Fulford uses
paratactic lists to show fear’s movements among mankind. The
ninth stanza, hearkening back to the images of Adam’s fall in the
first stanza, shifts to a fear of the divine, the natural result of
Man’s arrogance and feelings of superiority over the natural
First printed in
The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
, March, 1856.