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PO E M,
IN TWELVE BOOKS.
PRINTED FROM THE TEXT OF TONSON'S CORRECT
EDITION OF 1711.
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 batie 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 figni fac Michael and his Angels to some disorder; but they at length pulling up mountains overwhelined both the force and machines of Satan : yet the tumuit noi su. ending, God on the third day sends Messiah bis Son, for whom he had reserved the glory of that victory: He in the power of his Father coining 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 preparcd 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 Unbarr'd the gates of light. There is a cave Within the mount of God, fast hy 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