Adverse, that they shall fear we have disarm'd A while; but suddenly at heall 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 counseljoin'd Peace and composure, and with open breast
Think nothing hard, much less to be despair'd.'. Stand ready to receive them, if they like

"He ended, and his words their drooping cheer Our overture, and turn not back perverse : Enlighten'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 hear!! Impossible: yet, haply, of thy race .

“ So scothing in ambiguous words, he scarce In future days, ifinalice should abound,

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

Divided, and to either fank 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 seein'd, Forthwith from council to the work they flew; Or hollow'd bodies made of oak or dir, None arguing stood ; innumerable hands

With branches lopt, in wood or mountain felld,) Were ready ; in a moment up they turn'd

Brass, iron, stony mnould, had not their mouths 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 behind Conception ; sulphurous and nitrous foam

A seraph stood, and in his hand a reed They found, they mingled, and, with subtle art, | Stood waving tipt with fire; while we, suspense, Concocted and adusted they reduc'd

Collected stood within our thoughts amus'd, To blackest grain, and into store convey'd : Not long; for sudden all at once their recds 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 fiame, Whereof to found their engines and their balls But soon obscur'd with sinoke, all Heaven apOf missive ruin ; part incentive reed


roar Provide, pernicious with one touch to fire.

From these deep-throated engines helchid, wbuse So allere day-spring, under conscious night, Embowell'd with outrageous noise the air, Secret they finish'd, and in order set,

And all her entrails tore, discorging foul With silent circumspection, unespied.

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

Levell’d, with such impetuous fury smote, Up rose the victor-angels, and to arms

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

stand, Of golden panoply, refulgent host,

Though standing else as rocks, but down they fell Soon banded ; others from the dawning hills By thousands, angel on arch-angel roil'd; Luok'd rotund, and scouts each coast light-armed The sooner for their arms; unarm'd, they might Each quarter, to descry the distant foe, (scour, Have easily, as spirits, evaded switt Where lodg'd, or whither ned, or it for 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 spead ensigns moving nigh, in slow

Nor serv'd it to relax their serried films. But firm battalion : back with specdiest sail What should they do? if on they rush'd, repulse Zophiel, ot cherubim the swiftest wing,

Repeated, and indecent overthrow . Came flying, ani in nid air aloud thus cried. Doubled, would render them yet more despis'd, " • Arm, warriors, arm for fight; the foc at And to their foes 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 displode their second tire
This dav; fear not his ilight; so thick a cloud of thunder: back defeated to return
He comes, and settled in his facel see

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

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

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

proud ? Bome even or high; for this day will pour down, Ere while they tierce 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 war i'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, (seem'd 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 offer'd peace : but I suppose, Training his devilish enginery, impal'd

If our proposals once again were heard, On every side with shadowing squadrons deep, We should compel them to a quick result,' 70 hide the fraud. At interview both stoud “To whom thus Belial,in like gamesome mood.

"Leader! the terms wesent were terms of weight, Since Michael and his powers went forth to Of hard contents, and full of foce urg'd bome;

tarr? 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 lineliest was, when two sich foes inet arm'd; Had need from head to foot well understand; For to theinselves I left thein; and thou Not understood, this gift they have besides,

know'st, They show us when our foes walk not upright. Equal in their creation they were form'd, “So tbey among themselves in pleasant vein

Sare what sin bath iin pair'd; which vet hath Stood scoffing, heighten'd in their thoughts be- lasensibly, for I suspend their duom; wrought All doubt of victory : Eternal Might Tyond whence in perpetual fight they needs must last To match with their inventions they presum'd En lless, and no solution will be found: So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn,

War wearied 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 ihem at length, and found them


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

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

For ihee I have ordain'd it; and thus far Which God hath in his mighty angels plac'd!) Have suffer'd, that the glory inay be thine Their arms away they threw, and to the hills

Of ending this great war, since none but thou (For Earth hath this variety from leaven

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

Inmepse I have transfus'd, that all may know Light as the lightning glimpse they ran, they flew;

In Heaven and tell thy power abore compare; From their foundations loosening to and fro,

And, this perverse commotion goveru'd thus, They pluck'd the seated hills, with all their load, To manifest thee wort 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 whelin'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: Main 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 armour help'd their harm, crush'd in and / Shone full ; he all his father full express id Into their substance pent, which wrought them | Ineffably into his face receivid; Implacable, aod many a dolorous groan ; [pain And thus the filial gochead answering spake. Long strazgling underneath, ere they could " O Father, O Supreme of heavenly thrones, 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 arins

My exaltation, and my whole delight, Betook them, and the neighbouring hills uptore: That thou, in me well pleas'd, declar’st thy So bills anid the air encounter'd bills, Hari'd to and fio with jaculation dire;

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

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

Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thre Upon coufusiou rose: and now all Ileaven

For ever, and in me all whom thou lov'st: Hall gone to wrack, with ruin oversprtad; But whom thou hat'st, I hate, and can put on Had not the tinighty 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 things; and shall soon, Consulting on the sun of things, foreseen

Aru'd with thy miglit, rid lieaven of these This tumult, and permitted all, advis'd :

rebelld; 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; Upon his enemies, and to declarc

That from thy just obedience could revolt,
All power on him transferr'd: whence to his Whom to obey is happiness entire.

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, circling thy holy mount, Son, in whose face invisible is beheld

Unfeigned halleluiahs to thee sing, Visibly, what by Deity lam;

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 sati


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 godless pour'd 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 assign'd; 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 emulous, 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 roll'd 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 numerous 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 he 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 ensign of Messiah blaz'd

All courage ; down their idle weapons dropit: 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 prostráte, 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 hill and valley smil'd. 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 anceiving from despair.

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

Exhausted, spiritless, afflicted, falPn. 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 :

The overthrown he 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 faint retreat ; when the great Son of God Struck them with horrour backward, but far worse 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 #rath 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 saw 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 bad 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 ordain'd, Through his wild aparchy, so huge & rout

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( 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 presumid, 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 “ Thas 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;

I 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 harp and voice ; nor could the Muse defend
Who 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 empty dream. Bereav'd of happiness, 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; test 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

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

With blessedness. Whence Adam soon repeald wherefore this world was first created ; that

The doubts that in his heart arose : and now God, after the expelling of Satan and his angels out of Heaven, declared his pleasure to create

Led on, yet sinless, with desire to know another world, and other creatures to dwell

What nearer might concern him, how this world therein; sends his Son with glory, and attend

Of Heaven and Earth conspicuous first began;

When, and whereof created; for what cause; ance of angels, to perform the work of crea

What within Eden, or without, was done tion in six days: the angels celebrate with hymns the performance thereof, and his reas

Before his memory: as one whose drought cension into Heaven.

Yet scarce allay'd still eyes the current stream,
Whose liquid murmur heard new thirst excites,

P.oceeded thus to ask his heavenly guest.
DESCEÂD from Heaven, Urania, by that name " Great things, and full of wonder in our ears,
If rightly thou art calld, whose voice divine Far differing from this world, thou hast reveald,
Following, above the Olympian hill Isoar, 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 How'd, For which to the infinitely Good we owe Thou with eternal Wisdom didst converse, Immortal thanks, and his admonishment

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Receive with solemn purpose to obserre

| Their station ; Hearen, yet populous, retains Immutably his sovrau will, the end

| Number sufficient to possess her realmos
Of what we are. But since thou hast vouchsal's Though wide, and this high temple to frequent
Geutly, for our instruction, to impart cerna | With ministeries due, and solemn rites : :
Things above earthly thouht, which vet con- | But, lest his htart exalt him in the barra
Our kngaior, es to highest Wisdom seein'd, Already done, to have cispeopled Heaven,
Deign to descend now lower, and relate

My dainage fondly deem'd, I can repair
What may no less perhaps avail us knon, | That detriment, if such it be to lose
How first began wis Heaven which webehold Seir-lost; and in a moment will create
Distant so high, with moving fires adoru'd | Another world, out of one man a race
innumerable; and this which vields or fails Of men innumerable, there to dwell,
All space, the ambient air wide intercos'd

Not here ; till, liy degrees of merit rais'd, Embracing round this forid Eaith? what cause they open to themselves at length the way Mor'd the Crentor 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 scon

One kingdum, joy and union without end. Acsolv'd ; if unforbid thou inay'st unio d

Mean while inhabit lax, ye powers of Heaven; What we, not to exploie the secrets ask

And thou my Word, begotten Son, by thee Oflis 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 thce And the great light of day yet wants to run I send along ; ride forth, and bid the deep Much of his race though steep; 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, uncircunscrib'd myself, retire, His generation, and the rising birih

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

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

Approach not me, and what I will is fate' Haste to thy andience, Night with her will bring “So spake the Almighty, and to wiat he spate Silence; and Sleer, listening to thee, will watch ; His Word, the filial Godhead, garc effect. Or we can bid bis absence, till thy son

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

Tous lain his illustrand guest besought: Cannot without process of speech le told, And thus the godlike angel answer'a mild.

So told as parthiy no ion can receive. " This also thy request, with cauiion ask'd, Greatírior pl ani re cicing was in Heaven, Obtain ; thou;h to recount almighty works When such was heard declared the Almighty's What words or tongue of seraph can suflice, Or heart of mian suffice to comprehend?

Glory they sung to the Most High, good will Yet what thou canst attaio, which best nr.ay scrve To future men, and in their dwellings ptace: To glorify the Maker, and inter

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

Had driven out the imgodiy from his sight Thy hearag ; such commission from above And the habitations of the just; to him I have receiv'd, to answer thy desire

Glory and praise, whose wisdom had ordain'd Or knowledge within bunds; besond, abstain God out of evil to create; instead. Tu ask; ror let thine own intentions hore Of spirits malign, a better race to bring Thun spot reveald, which the invisible King, Into their vacant room, and thence diffuse Cuiy Omaiscient, hath suppress'd in night; His good to worlds and ages infinite. To one communicable in Earth or Heaven: “Su sang the hierarchies : bean while the Son Enough is left besides to search and know,

On his great expedition now appear'd, But knowledge is as f od, and needs no less Girt with omnipotence, with radiance crownd. Her temperance over appetite, to know

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

Chernb, and seraph, potentaies, and throces, “K w ther, that, after Lucifer from Heaven Arx virtues, winged spirits, and chanois singd (So call him, brigh:er once amidst the host From the armoury of God; where stand of old Onantes, then that siar the stars among) Myriads, between two brazen mountains loud Pell vith his fiaming legions through the deep Against a solemn day, harness'd at hand, . Inlo his piace, and he great Son reinm'd

Celestial equipage; and now came forth Victorious with bis saints, the Omnipotent Spontaneous, for within them spirit lind, Bersal Father from his throne beheld

Attendant on their Lord: Hearen open'd wide Toeir mulutuda, and to his Son thus spake. Her ever-during gates, harmonious sound

on" At least our envious fce hath fail'd, who On golden hinges moving, to set forih Al like hims frescious, by whose aid (thought | The King of Glory, in his powerful Word This inaccessible bigh strength, the seat

And Spirit, coining to create new Furlds. ({ Deity suprime, us dispossessid,

On heavenly ground they stood; and from the A trusted to have sind, and into fraud

They view'd the vast immeasureable abyss (shore ])raw mony, whom their pluce knows here no Outrageous as a sea, dark, wasteful, wild, Teilar the greater part hare kept, I see, [more: | Up iruin the bottom turn's by furious kinds

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