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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

JOHN MILTON;

FROM THE

TEXT OF DR. NEWTON AND OTHERS;

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

AND A CRITIQUE ON PARADISE LOST,

BY JOSEPH ADDISON, ' ESQ.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR, AND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF, Q. CAWTHORN, BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND.

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PRINTED FOR, AND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF, G. CAWTHORN, BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND.

PARADISE LOST.

BOOK VI.

The Arguiment. Raphael continues to relate how Michael and Gabriel were sent forth to

battle against Satan and his angels. The first fight describ a: Satan and his powers retire under nient: he calls a council, invents d vilish engines, which in the second day's fizlit put Michael and his Ange's to some dis. order; but they at length pulling up mountains overwhelmed both the force and machines of Satan : yet the tumult not so endins, God on the third day sends Mess ah his Son, for whoin he had reserved the glory of that victory: be, 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 Jeap down with horror and confusion into the place of punishment prepared for thein in the dep: Messiah returns with triumph to his Father.

All night the dreadless Angel unpursued [Morn,
Through Heav'n's wide champain held his way; 'till
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
Grateful vicissitude, like day and night; [Heavin
Light issues forth, and at the other door
Obsequious Darkness enters, till her hour
To veil the Heaven, though darkness there mig?it we!!

Seem twilight here: and now went forth the Morn | Such as in highest Heav'n, array'd in gold

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