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Adverse, that they shall fear we hare disarm'd A while ; but suddenly at head appear'd
The Thunderer of his only dreaded bolt.

Satan, and thus was heard commanding loud. Nor long shall be our labour; yet ere dawn, “ 'Vanguard, to right and left the front unfold; Effect shall end our wish. Mean while revive; That all may see who hate us, how we seek Abandon fear; to strength and counsel join'd Peace and composure, and with oren breast Think nothing hard, much less to be despair’d.”. Stand ready to receive them, if they like

“ He ended, and his words their cirooping cheer Our overture, and turn not back perverse : Enligbten'd, and their languish'd hope reviv'd. But that I doubt; however witness Heaven! The invention all admir'd, and each, how he Heaven, witness thou anon! while we discharge To be the inventor miss'd ; so easy it seem'd Freely our part : ye, who appointed stand, Once found, which yet unfound most would have Do as you have in charge, and briefly touch thought

What we propound, and loud that all may bear!' Impossible: yet, haply, of thy race

“ So soothing in ambigucus words, he scarce In future days, if inalice should abound,

Had ended; when to richt and left the front Some one intent on mischief, or inspir'd

Divided, and to either flank retir'd : With devilish machination, might devise

Which to our eyes discover'd, new and strange, Like instrument to plague the sons of men A triple mounted row of pillars laid For sin, on war and mutual slaughter bent. On wheels (for liketo pillars most they seeind, Fortlıwith from council to the work they fiew; Or hollow'd bodies made of vak or dir, None arguing stood ; innumerable hands

With branches lopt, in wood or mountain fell'o,) Were ready ; in a moment up they turn'd Brass, iron, stony mould, had not their incuths Wide the celestial soil, and saw beneath

With hideous orifice gap'd on ns wide, The originals of nature in their crude

Portending hollow truce : at each beliind Conception ; sulphurous and nitrous foam A seraph stood, and in his hand a reed They found, thcy mingled, and, with subtle art, Stood waving tipt with fire; while we, suspense, Concocted and adusted they reduc'd

Collected stood within onr thoughts amusid, To blackest grain, and into store convey'd : Not long; for sudden all at once their reeds Part hidden veins digg'd up (nor hath this Earth Put forth, and tò a narrow vent applied Entrails unlike) of mineral and stone,

With nicest touch. Immediate in a flame, Whereof to found their engines and their balls But soon obscur'd with sinoke, all Heaven apOf missive ruin ; part incentive reed

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[roar Provide, pernicious with one touch to fire. From these deep-throated engines belch’d, Hluse So allere day-spring, under conscious night, Embowelld with outrageous noise the air, Secret they finish'd, and in order set,

And all her entrails tore, disgorging foul With silent circumspection, une pied.

Their devilish glut, chain'd thunderbolts and hail “Now when fair morn orient in Heaven ap- of iron globes; which, on the victor host peard,

Levellid, with such impetuous fury smote, Up rose the victor-angels, and to arms

That, whom they hit, none on their feet might The inatin trumpet sung: in arins they stood

stand, Of golden panoply, refulgent host,

Though standing else as rocks, but down they fell Soon banded; others from the dawning hills y thousands, angel on arch-angel roil'd; Look'd roimd, and scouts each coast light-armed | The sooner for their arms; warm'd, they might Each quarter, to descry the distant for, (scour, Have easily, as spirits, evaded swift Where lodg’d, or whither iled, or it fur fight, By quick contraction or remove; but now In motion or in halt: him soon they met

Poul dissipation follow'd, and forc'd rout; Under spread ensigns moving nigh, in slow Nor serv'd it to relax their serried files. But firm battalion : back with speediest sail What should they do? if on they rush'd, repulse Zophiel, of cherubim the swiftest wing,

Repeated, and indecent overthrow Came flying, an'i in mid air aloud thus cried. Doubled, would render them yet more despisid, “ • Arm, warriors, arm for fight; the foe at And to their fues a laughter; for in view hand,

Stood rank'd of seraphim another row, Whom fled we thought, will save us long pursuit | In posture to displace their second tire This day ; fear not his flight; so thick a cloud Of thunder: back defeated to return He comes, and settled in his face I see

They worse abhorr’d. Satan beheid their plignt, Sad resolution, and secure: let each

And to his mates thus in derision call'd. His adamantine coat gird well, and each

""O friends! why come not on these victors Fit well his helm, gripe fast his orbed shield,

proud ? Borne even or high; for this day will pour down, Ere while they fierce were coming; and when we, If I conjecture aught, no drizzling shower, To entertain them fair with open front But rattling storin of arrows barb'd with fire.' And breast (what could we more ?) propounded “ So waru'd he them, aware themselves, and

terms In order, quit of all impediment ; [soon Of composition, straight they chang'd their minds, Instant without disturb they took alarm,

Flew off, and into strange vagaries fell, (sertad And onward inov'd embattled : when behold! As they would dance; yet for a dance they Not distant far with heavy pace the foe

Somewhat extravagant and wild : perhaps Approaching gross and huge, in hollow cube For joy of oifer'd peace : but I suppose, Training his devilish enginery, impal'd

If our proposals once again were heard, On every side with shadowiug squadrons deep, We should compel them to a quick result.' To hide the fraud. At interview both stood "To whom thus Belial, in like gamesome mood.

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Leader! the terms wesent were terms of weight, Since Michael and his powers went forth to
Of hard contents, and full of fui ce urg'd bome;
Such as we inight perceive amus'd them all,

These disobedient: sore hath been their fight, And sturo bled many : who receives them right,

As likeliest was, when two sich foes inet arm'd; Hau need from head to foot well understand ;

For to theinselves I left thein; and thou Not understood, this gist they have besides,

know'st, They show us when our foes walk not upright. Equal in their creation they were formid,

“ So they among themselves in pleasant vein Save what sin hath iin pair'd; which yet hath Stood scoffing, heightend in their thoughts be- insensibly, for I suspend their doom; [wrought All doubt of victory : Eternal Might (yond Whence in perpetual fight they needs must last To match with their inventions they presum'd

Enlless, and no solution will be found: So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn,

War wearieä hath performn'd what war can do, And all his host derideri, while they stood And to disorder'd rage let loose the reins, A while in trouble: but they stood not long; With mountains, as with weapons, arm'd; which Rage prompted inem at length, and found them

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Wild work in Heaven, and dangerous to the Against such hellish mischief fit to oppose.

Two days are therefore past, the third is thine ; Fathwith i behold the excellence, the power,

For heel have ordain'd it; and thus far Which God hath in his mighty angels placd!)

Have suffer'd, that the glory inay be thine Their arins away they threw, and to the hills Of ending this great war, siuce none but thou (For Earth hath this variety from Ileaven

Can end it. Into thee such virtue and grace Of pleasure situate in hill and dale,)

Inmense I have transfus'd, that all may know Light as the lightning glimpse they ran, they flew; | In Heaven and Hell thy power abore compare; From their foundations loosening tu and fro, And, this perverse co minotion goveru'd thus, They pluck'd ihe seated hills, with all their load, To manifest thee wori niest to be Heir Rocks, waters, woods, and by the shaggy tops Of all thing; to be Heir, and to be King Up-lifting bore them in their hands: amaze, By sacred unction, thy deserved right. Be sure, and terrour, seiz'd the rebel host, Go then, thou Mightiest, in thy Father's might; When coming towards them so dread they saw Ascend my chariot, guide the rapid wheels The bottom of the mountains upward turn'd;

That shake Heaven's basis, bring forth all my Till on those cursed engines' triple row

My bow and thunder, my almighty arms (war, They saw them wheim'd, and all their confidence Gird on, and sword upon thy puissant inigh; Under the weight of mountains buried deep; Pursue these sons of darkness, drive them out Themselves invaded next, and on their heads

Prom all Heaven's bounds into the utter deep: Plain promontories flung, which in the air There let them learn, as likes them, to despise Came shadowing, and oppress'd whole legions God, and Messiah, his arointed king.' arm'd;

(bruis'd “ He said, and on his son with rays direct Their armons help'd their harm, crush'd in and Shone full; he all his father fuli express d Into their substance pent, which wrought them Ineffably into his face receivd; Implacable, and many a dolorous groan ; [pain And thus the filial godhead answering spake. Long strazgling underneath, ere they could “O Father, O Supreme of heavenly thiones, wind

First, Highest, Holiest, Best; thou always Out of such prison, though spirits of purest light, To glorify thy Son; I always thee, (seeis'st Pures' at first, now gross by sinning grown. As is inost just: this I my glory account, The rest, in imitation, to like arms

My exaltation, and my whole delight, Betook them, and the neighbouring hills uptore: That thou, in me well pleas'd, declarost thy So bills and the air encounter'd hills,

will Hari'd to and fio with jaculation dire;

Fulall'd, which to fulfil is all my bliss. That under ground they fought in dismal shade; Sceptre and power, thy giving, I assume, infernal noise! war seein d a civil game

And gladlier shall resign, when in the end To this uproar; horrid confusion henp'd

Thou sha!t be all in all, and I in thre Upon coufusiou rose: and now all leaven For ever, and in me all whom thou lov'st: Hau gone to wiack, with ruin overspread; But whom thou hat'st, I hate, and can put on Had not the Almighty Taiber, where he sits Thy terrears, as I put thy mildness on, Shrin'd in his sanctuary of Heaven secure, Image of thee in all ihings; and shall soon, Consulting on the sun of things, foreseen Armd with thy miglit, rid liearen of these This tumult, and permitted all, advis'd :

rebellid; That his great purpose he might so fulfil, To their prepar'd ill mansion driven down, To honour his anointed Son aveng'd

To chains of darkness, and the unrying worin; l'pon his enemies, and to declare

That from thy just obedience could revolt,
All power on him transferr’d: whence to his Whom to obey is happiness entire.
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Then shall thy saints unmix'd, and from the The assessor of his throne, he thus began.

impure ** Effulgence of my glory, Son belov'd, Far separate, cireling thy holy mount, Son, in whose face invisible is bebeld

Unfeigned halleluiahs to thee sing, Visibiy, what by Deity I am ;

Hymns of high praise, and I among them And in whose hand what by decree I do,

chief.' Second Omnipotence! two days are past,

" So said, he, o'er his sceptre bowing, rose Two days, as we compute the days of Heaven, From the right hand of Glory where he sat;

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And the third sacred morn began to shine, Nor multitude ; stand only, and behold Dawning through Heaven. Forth rush'd with God's indignation on these godiess pourd whirlwind sound

By me; not you, but me, they have despis'd, The chariot of Paternal Deity,

[drawn, Yet envied ; against me is all their rage, Blashing thick flames, wheel within wheel un- Because the Father, to whom in Heaven suItself instinct with spirit, but convoy'd

preme By four cherubic shapes; four faces each Kingdom, and power, and glory appertains, Had wonderous; as with stars, their bodies all Hath honour'd me, according to his will, And wings were set with eyes; with eyes the Therefore to me their doom he hath assigưd; wheels

That they may have their wish to try with me Of beril, and careering fires between;

In battle which the stronger proves, they all,
Over their heads a crystal firmament,

Or 1 alone against them ; since by strength
Whereon a sapphire throne, inlaid with pure They measure all, of other excellence
Amber, and colours of the showery arch. Not emutons, nor care who them excels;
He, in celestial panoply all arm'd

Nor other strife with them do I rouchsafe.'
Of radiant Urim, work divinely wrought,

“So spake the Son, and into terrour chang'd Ascended ; at his right hand Victory

His countenance too severe to be beheld, Sat eagle-wing'd; beside him hung his bow And full of wrath bent on his enemies. And quiver with three bolted thunder stor'd; At once the Four spread out their starry wings And from about him fierce effusion rollid With dreadful shade contiguous, and the orbis of smoke, and bickering flame, and sparkles of his fierce chariot roli'd, as with the sound dire:

Of torrent floods, or of a pumerous host. Attended with ten thousand thousand saints, He on his impious foès right onward drove, He onward came; far off his coming sbone ; Gloomy as night, under his burning wheels And twenty thousand (I their number beard) The stedfast empyréan shook throughout, Chariots of God, half on each hand, were seen: All but the throne itself of God. Full soon He on the wings of cherub rode sublime

Among them he arriv'd; in bis right hand On the crystalline sky, in sapphire thron'd, Grasping ten thousand thunders, which be sent Illustrious far and wide; but by his own Before him, such as in their souls infix'd First seen : them unexpected joy surpris'd, Plagues: they, astonish'd, all resistance lost, When the great cnsign of Messiah blaz'd All courage ; down their idle weapous dropt: Aloft by angels borne, his sign in Heaven'; O'er shields, and helms, and helmed heads be Under whose conduct Michael soon reduc'd

rode His army, circumfus'd on either wing,

Of thrones and mighty seraphim prostráté, Under their head imbodied all in one.

That wish'd the mountains now might be again Before him Power Divine his way prepar'd; Thrown on them, as a shelter from his ire. At his command the uprooted hills retir'd Nor less on either side tempestuous fell Each to his place; they heard his voice, and His arrows, from the fourfold-visag'd Four went

Distinct with eyes, and from the living wheels Obsequious; Heaven his wonted face renew'd, Distinct alike with multitude of eyes; And with fresh flowerets bill and valley smild. One spirit in them ruld; and every eye This saw his bapless foes, but stood obdur'd, Glar'd lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire And to rebellious fight rallied their powers, Among the accurs'd, that wither'd all theit Insensate, hope onceiving from despair.

strength, In heavenly spirits could such perverseness and of their wonted vigour left them drain'd, dwell?

Exhausted, spiritless, afflicted, falla. But to convince the proud what signs avail, Yet half his strength he put not forth, but Or wonders move the obdurate to relent?

His thunder in mid volley; for he meant(check'd They, harden'd more by what might most re- Not to destroy, but root them out of Heaven : claim,

The overthrown be rais'd, and as a herd Grieving to see his glory, at the sight

Of goats or timorous flock together throng'd Took envy ; and, aspiring to his height, Drove them before him thunder-struck, pursued Stood re-embattled fierce, by force or fraud With terrours, and with furies, to the bounds Weening to prosper, and at length prevail And crystal wall of Heaven; which, opening Against God and Messiah, or to fall

wide, In universal ruin last; and now

Roll'd inward, and a spacious gap disclos'd To final battle drew, disdaining flight,

Into the wasteful deep: the monstrous sight Or fajnt retreat ; when the great Son of God Struck them with horrour backward, but far wonde To all his host on either hand thus spake. Urg'd them behind: headlong themselves they "Stand still in bright array, ye saints; here

threw stand,

Down from the verge of Heaven; eternal srath Ye angels arm'd; this day from battle rest : Burnt after them to the bottomless pit, Faithful bath been your warfare, and of God “ Hell heard the unsufferable noise, Hell say Accepted, fearless in his righteous cause; Heaven ruining from Heaven, and would have fled And as ye have receiv'd, so have ye done, Affrighted ; but strict Fate had cast too deep Invincibly : but of this cursed crew

Her dark foundations, and too fast had bound, The punishment to other hand belongs;

Nine days they fell : confounded Chaos roard, Vengeance is his, or whose he sole appoints : And felt'tenfold confusion in their fall Number to this day's work is not ordaind, Through his wild anarchy, so buge en rout

Encamber'd bind with rain : Hell at last

Wisdom thy sister, and with her didst play Yawning receiv'd them whole, and on them in presence of the Almighty Father, pleas'd Hell

, their fit habitation, fraught with fire[ clos'd; With thy celestial song. Up led by thee, Unquenchable, the house of woe and pain. Into the Heaven of Heavens I have presum'd, Disburden'd Heaven rejoic'd, and soon repair'd An earthly guest, and drawn empyreal air, Her mural breach, returning whence it rolPd. Thy tempering : with like safety guided down Sole victor, from the espulsion of his foes, Return me to my native element : Messiah his triumphal chariot turn'd:

Lest from this flying steed unrein'd, (as once To meet him all his saints, who silent stood Bellerophon, though from a lower clime,) Eye-witnesses of his almighty acts,

Dismounted, on the Aleian field I fall, With jubilee advane'd ; and, as they went, Erroneous there to wander, and forlorn. Shaded with branching palm, each order bright, Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound Sung triumph, and him sung victorious King, Within the visible diurnal sphere ; Son, Heir, and Lord, to bim dominion given, Standing on earth, not rapt above the pole, Worthiest to reign: He, celebrated, rode (courts More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchang'd Triumphant through mid Heaven, into the To hoarse or mute, though fall'n on evil days, And temple of his mighty Father thron'd On evil days though fall'n, and evil tongues; On high; who into glory him receiv'd,

In darkness, and with dangers compass'd round, Where now he sits at the right hand of bliss. And solitude ; yet not alone, while thou “Thus measuring things in Heaven by things Visit'st my slumbers nightly, or when mom on Earth,

Purples the east : still govern thou my song, At thy request, and that thou may'st beware Urania, and fit audience find, though few. By what is past, to thee I have reveal'd

But drive far off the barbarous dissonance What might have else to human race been hid; Of Bacchus and his revellers, the race The discord which befel, and war in Heaven Of that wild rout that tore the Thracian band Among the angelic powers, and the deep fall In Rhodope, where woods and rocks had ears Of those too high aspiring, who rebell'd

To rapture, till the savage clamour drown'd With Satan; he who envies now thy state, Both harpand voice; nor could the Muse defend Woo now is plotting how he may seduce

Her son. So fail not thou, who thee implores : Thee also from obedience, that, with him

For thou art heavenly, she an emply dream. Bereav'd of happmess, thou may'st partake

Say, goddess, what ensued when Raphaël, His punishment, eternal misery ;

The affable arch-angel, had forewarn'd Which would be all his solace and revenge,

Adam, by dire example, to beware As a despite done against the Most High, Apostacy, by what befel in Heaven Thee once to gain companion of his woe.

To those apostates; lest the like befall But listen not to his temptations, warn

In Paradise to Adam or bis race, Thy weaker; let it profit thee to have heard,

Charg'd not to touch the interdicted tree, By terrible example, the reward

If they transgress, and slight that sole command, Of disobedience ; firm they might have stood,

So easily obey'd amid the choice
Yet fell ; remember, and fear to transgress.”

Of all tastes else to please their appetite,
Though wandering. He, with his consorted Eve,
The story beard attentive, and was fill'd

With admiration and deep muse, to hear
PARADISE LOST.

Of things so high and strange; things, to their

thought BOOK VII.

So unimaginable, as hate in Heaven,

And war so near the peace of God in bliss,
THE ARGUMENT.

With such confusion : but the evil, soon

Driven back, redounded as a flood on those Raphael, at the request of Adam, relates how and from whom it sprumg; impossible to mix wherefore this world was first created ; that The doubts that in his heart arose : and now

With blessedness. Whence Adam soon repeal'd God, after the expelling of Satan and his angels Led on, yet sintess, with desire to know out of Heaven, declared his pleasure to create another world, and other creatures to dwell Of Heaven and Earth conspicuous first began;

What nearer might concern him, how this world therein; sends his Son with glory, and attend. When, and whereof created; for what cause; ince of angels, to perform the work of creation in six days: the angels celebrate with Before his memory: as one whose drought

What within Eden, or without, was done hymns the performance thereof, and his reas

Yet scarce allay'd still eyes the current stream, cension into Heaven.

Whose liquid murmur heard new thirst excites,

P.oceeded thus to ask his heavenly guest. DESCEND from Heaven, Urania, by that name • Great things, and full of wonder in our ears, If rightly thou art call'd, whose voice divine Far differing from this world, thou hast reveald, Following, above the Olympian hill I soar, Divine interpreter! by favour sent Above the flight of Pegaséan wing.

Down from the empyréan, to forewarn The meaning, not the name, I call: for thou Us timely of what might else have been our loss, Nor of the Muses nine, nor on the top

Unknown, which human knowledge could not Of old Olympus dwell'st ; but, heavenly-born,

reach : Before the hills appear'd, or fountain flow'd, For which to the infinitely Good we owe Thou with eternal Wisdom didst converse, Immortal thanks, and his admonishment

Receive with solemn purpose to obserre

Their station ; Heaven, yet populous, retains Immutably his sovraa will, thc end

Number sufficient to possess her realns
Of what we are. But since thou hast vouchsafid Though wide, and this high temple to frequent
Geatly, for our instruction, to impart [cert'd With ministeries due, and solemo rites ::
Things abuve ear: bly thought, which vet con- But, lest his htart exalt him in the bara
Our kngaiak, as to higbest Wisdom seein'd, Already doue, to have dispeopled Hearen,
Deign to desctod now lower, and relate

My dainage fondly deem'd, I can repair
What may no less peihaps avail us knoon, That detriment, if such it be to lose
How first began wis Heaven which we behold

Scif-lost;

and in a moment will create Distant so high, with moving fires a coru'd

Another world, out of one man a race innumerable; and this which yields or fils Of men innumerable, there to dwell, All space, the ambient air wide intercusid Not here ; till, liy degrees of merit rais'd, Embracing round this florid Eaith? what cause They open to themselves at length the way Mord the Creator in his holy, rest

Up hither, under long obedience tried ; (Earth, Through all eternity so late to build

And Earth be chang'd to Heaven, and Heaven to In Chaos; and the work begun, how sron One kingdum, joy and union without end. Absolvd ; if unforbid thou inay'st untoid Mean while inhabit lax, ye powers of Heared; What we, not to exploie the secrets ask

And thou my Word, begotten Son, by thee Of liis eternal empire, but the more

This I perform ; speak thou, and be it done! To magnify his works, the more we know. My overshadowing spirit and might with thee And the great light of day yet wants to run I send along; ride forth, and bid the deep Much of his race though sleep; suspense in Within appointed bounds be Heaven and Eartb; Heaven,

Boundless the deep, because I am who fill Held by thy voice, thy potent voice, he hears, Infinitude, nor vacuous the space, Enllonger will dc'ay to hear thee tell

Though l, uncircuinscrib'd myself, retire, His generation, and the rising birih

And put not forth my goodness, which is free Of Nature from the unapparent deep:

To act or not, necessity and chance Or ifthe siar of evening and the Moon

Approach not me, and what I will is fate.' Haste to thy andienre, Night with her will bring "So spake the Alunighty, and to wiat he spate Silence; and Sleer, listening to thee, will watch ; His Word, the filial Godhead, gare etieci. Or we can bid his absence, till thy song

Inmediate are the acts of God, more swift End, and dismiss thee ere ihe morning shine." Than tire or motion, but to huinan ears

Tous lain his illustriut guest besought: Cannot without process of speech ve told, And thus the godlike angel answer'a mild. So told as parthiy no son can receive. “ This also thy request, with caution ask'd, Great iriuph ani re oicing was in Heaveo, Cbtain ; thou h to recuunt almighty works When such was heard declared the Almighty's What words or tongue of seraph can suffice,

will; Or heart of man suffice to comprehend ?

Glory they sung to the Most High, good will Yet what thou canst attaio, which best way sorve To future men, and in their dwellings ptace: To glorify the laker, and infer

Glory to hiin, whose just avenging ire Thee also happier, shall not be wirliheld

Had driven out the imgoliy from his sight Thybearing ; such comission iom above And the habitations of the just; to him I have receiv'd, to answer thy desire

Glory and praise, whose wisdom had ordaio'd Or knowledge within bunds, besond, abstain God out of evil to create ; ipstead. Tu ask; ror let hine own intentions hore Of spirits malign, a better race to bring Things not reveald, which the invisible King, Into their vacant rooin, and thence diffuse Cuiy Omaiscient, hath suppressd in night; His good to worlds and ages infinite. To uone communicable in Farth or Heaven: “So sang the hierarchies : 4ean while the Son, Enough is left besides to search and i now, On his great expedition now appear'd, But knowledge is as f od, and needs no less Girt with omnipotence, with radiance crown'd. Her temperance over appetite, to know

Of majesiy divine; sapience and lore in mea ure what the mind inay well contain; immense, and all his Father in him shone. Oppresse else with surfeit, and soon turns thout his chariot rumberless were pour'd Wisdorn to fully, as nourishment to wind,

Chernb, and seraph, potentaies, and throces, “ knw then, that, after Lucifer from Heaven And virtues, winged spirits, and charios ained (So call him, brigh:er onge amidst the host From the armoury of God; where siand of okt Otactes, then that star the stars amonk.) Myriads, between two brazen mountains loud Pell vith his flaming legions through the deep Against a solemn day, harness'd at hand, Inlu his piace, and he great Son retumd Celestial equipage; and now came forth Victorious with bis saints, the Onnipotent Spontaneous, for within them spirit livid, Eerial Father from his throne beheld

Attendant on their Lord: Heaven opend wide Toeir mullitude, and to his Son thus spake. Her ever-during gates, harmonious sound

"" At least our envivus fce hath fail'd, who On golden hinges moving, to set forth Al like hims lirebellious, by whose aid (thought The King of Glory, in his powerful Word This inaccessible high strength, the seat

And Spirit, coining to create new Fulds. Of Deity suprime, us dispossessid,

On heavenly ground they stood; and from the A trusted to have seiz'd, and into fraud They view, the vast immeasureable ahyss (shore ])ii.w my, whom their place knows here no Outrageous as a sea, dark, wasteful, wild, Tei far the greater part hare kept, I see, [more: Up trum the bottom turn'd by furious kinds

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