Annotated in pen in a near-contemporary hand, possibly of George Cumberland, with verses from Milton :

and in his hand He took the golden Compasses,
prepar’d In Gods Eternal store, to circumscribe This Universe,and all created things:
One foot he center’d, and the other turn’d Round through the vast profunditie obscure,
And said, thus farr extend, thus farr thy bounds, This be thy just Circumference, O World.

John Milton, Paradise Lost bk vii, lns 224-31 (1667)

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