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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 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
Wak'd by the circling hours, with rosy hand
Lodge and dislodge by turns, which makes through
Grateful vicissitude, like day and night;