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PARADISE LOST.

POEM.

WITH THE

LIFE OF THE AUTHOR AND NOTES

BY

BISHOP NEWTON AND OTHERS,

VOL II.

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PARADISE LOST.

A

РОЕМ,

IN TWELVE BOOKS.

THE AUTHOR

JOHN MILTON.

PRINTED FROM THE TEXT OF TONSON'S CORRECT
EDITION OF 1711.

A NEW EDITION.

WITH

NOTES AND THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

IN THREE VOLUMES,

BY THOMAS NEWTON, d. d.

LATE LORD BISHOP OF BRISTOL,

AND OTHERS.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS.

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BOOK VI.

THE ARGUMENT.

Raphael continues to relate how Michael and Gabriel were sent forth to battle against Satan and his Angels. The first fight described: Satan and his powers retire under night: He calls a council, invents devilish engines, which in the second day's fight pat Michael and his Angels to some disor der; but they at length pulling up mountains overwhelmed both the force and machines of Satan: yet the tumult not so ending, God on the third day sends Messiah his Son, for whom he had reserved the glory of that victory: He in the power of his Father coming to the place, and causing all his legions to stand still on either side, with his chariot and thunder driving into the midst of his enemies, pursues them unable to resist towards the wall of Heaven; which opening, they leap down with horror and confusion into the place of punishment prepared for them in the deep: Messiah returns with triumph to his Father.

ALL night the dreadless Angel unpursued
Through Heav'n's wide champain held his way;

'till morn,

Wak'd by the circling hours, with rosy hand
Unbarr'd the gates of light. There is a cave
Within the mount of God, fast by his throne,
Where light and darkness in perpetual round

Lodge and dislodge by turns, which makes through
Heaven

Grateful vicissitude, like day and night;
Light issues forth, and at the other door
Obsequious darkness enters, till her hour
To veil the Heav'n, though darkness there might well
Seem twilight here; and now went forth the morn

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