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PARADISE LOST.

A

POEM.

WITH THI

J.IFE OF THE AUTHOR AND NOTE 8

BY

gISHOP NEWTON AND OTHERS,

in ' .
vou. V*

A

POEM,

IN TWELVE BOOKS.
THE AUTHOR

JOHN MILTON.

PRINTED FROM THE TExT OF JONSON'S CORRECT
EDITION OF 1711.

A NEW EDITION.

WITH

NOTES AND THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

IN THREE vOLUMES,

By THOMAS NEWTON, p. 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 (o relate how Michael and Gabriel were sent forth to baule 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 cat Michael and his Angels to some disorder i 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 rejist lowanU the wall of Heaven; which opening, they leiip down with horror and Confusion into the place of punishment prepared for them in the deep t Messiah returns with triumph To his Father.

ALL night the dreadless Angel unpursued
Through Heaven's wide champain. held his way;

'till morn,
Wak'd by the circling hours, with rosy hand
Unbarred 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 10

To veil the Heav'n, though darkness there might well Seem, twilight here; and now went forth the- morn Vol. n. A,

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