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IN TWELVE BOOKS.
PRINTED FROM THE TEXT OF TONSON'S CORRECT
A NEW EDITION.
NOTES AND THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,
IN THREE VOLUMES,
BY THOMAS NEWTON, d. d.
LATE LORD BISHOP OF BRISTOL,
PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETORS.
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 put Michael and his Angels to some disorder; but they at length pulling up mountains overwhelmed both the force and machines of Satan: yet the tumult no: 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
To veil the Heav'n, though darkness there might well Seem twilight here; and now went forth the morn