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And from thence can soar as soon The Scene changes, presenting Luillow town and the li

the To the corners of the Moon. president's castle ; then come in country dancers, Mortals that would follow me. after them the Attendant Spirit, with the two Love Virtue: she alone Brothers, and the Lady.

She can teach ye how to climb

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Higher than the sphery chime; Spir. Back, shepherds, back; enough your play,

Or if Virtue feebie were,

'Heaven itself would stoop to her.
Till next sun-shine holiday :
Here be, without dack or nod,

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Other trippings to be trod
Of lighter tves, and such court guise
As Mercury did first devise,
With the mincing Dryades,

PARADISE LOST.
On the lawns and on the leas

BOOK I.
This second Song presents them to their Father und

THE ARGUMENT.
Mother.

The first Book proposes, first in brief, the whole Noble lord, and lady bright,

subject, Man's disobedience, and the loss there. I have brought ye new delight;

upon of Paradise wherein he was placed: then Here behold so goodly grown

touches the prime cause of his fall, the Serpent, Three fair branches of your own;

or rather Satan in the serpent; who, revolting Heaven hath timely tried their youth,

from God, and drawing to his side many legions Their faith, their patience, and their truth,

of angels, was, by the command of God, driven And sent them here through hard assays

out of Heaven, with all his crew, into the great With a crown of deathless praise,

deep. Which action passed over, the poem hastens To triumph in victorious dance

into the midst of things, presenting Satan with his D'er sensual Folly and Intemperance.

angels now falling into Hell described here, not

in the center (for Heaven and Earth may be supThe dances [being] ended, the Spirit epiloguizes.

posed as yet not made, certainly not yet accursed) Spir. To the ocean now I fly,

but in a place of ulter darkness, fitliest called And those happy climes that lie

Chaos: here Satan with his angels lying on the Where day never shuts his eye,

burning lake, thunder-struck and astonished, after Up in the broad fields of the sky:

a certain space recovers, as from confusion, calls There I suck the liquid air

9801 up him who next in order and dignity lay by him: All amidst the gardens fair

they confer of their miserable fall; Satan awakens Of Hesperus, and his daughters three

all his legions, who lay till then in the same manThat sing about the golden tree:

ner confounded. They rise; their numbers ; Along the crisped shades and bowers

array of battle; their chief leaders named. accord. Revels the spruce and jocund Spring;

ing to the idols known afterwards in Canaan and The Graces, and the rosy-bosom'd Hours,

the countries adjoining. To these Satan directs Thither all their bounties bring;

his speech, comforts them with hope yet of regain There eternal Summer dwells,

ing Heaven, but tel.s them lastly of a new world And west-winds, with musky wing,

990 and new kind of creature to be created, according About the cedar'd alleys fling

to an ancient prophecy, or report in Heaven; for, Nard and cassia's balmy smells.

that angels were long before this visible creation Iris there with humidi bow

was the opinion of many ancient Fathers. To Waters the odorous banks, that blow

find out the truth of this prophecy, and what to Flowers of more mingled hue

determine thereon, he refers to a full council. Than her purfled scarf can show ;

What his associates thence attempt. Pandemo And drenches with Elysian dew

nium, the palace of Satan, rises, suddenly builı (List, mortals, if your ears be true)

out of the deep: the infernal peers there sit in Beds of hyacinth and roses,

council. Where young Adonis oft reposes, Waxing well of his deep wound

1000|Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit In slumber soft, and on the ground

Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Sadly sits the Assyrian queen:

Brought death into the world, and all our woe But far above in spangled sheen

With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Celestial Cupid, her fam'd son, advanc'd,

Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Holds his dear Psyche sweet entranc'd.

Sing, heavenly Muse, that on the secret top Aller her wandering labors long,

Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire Till free consent the Gods among

That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed Make her his eternal bride,

In the beginning, how the Heavens and Earth And from her fair unspotted side

Rose out of Chaos : Or, if Sion hill Two blissful twins are to be born,

1010 Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flows Youth and Joy : 80 Jove hath sworn.

Fast by the oracle of God; I thence But now my task is smoothly done,

Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, can fly, or I can run,

That with no middle night intends to soar Fuckly to the green earth's end,

Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Where the bow'd welkin slow doth bend, | Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme

And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Cloth'd with transcendent brightness, didst outshine
Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Myriads though bright! If he whom mutual league
Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the firet United thoughts and counsels, equal hope
Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, And hazard in the glorious enterprise,
Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss

Join'd with me once, now misery hath join'd
And mad'st it pregnant : what in me is dark

In equal ruin : into what pit thou seest Illumine ; what is low, raise and support;

From what height fall'n, so much the stronger pror's That to the height of this great argument

He with his thunder: and till then who knew I may assert eternal Providence,

The force of those dire arms? Yet not for those, And justify the ways of God to men.

Nor what the potent Victor in his rage Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view Can else inflict, do I repent or change, Nor the deep tract of Hell; say first, what cause Though chang'd in outward lustre, that fix'd mind Mov'd our grand parei ts, in that happy state, And high disdain from sense of injur'd merit, Favor'd of Heaven so highly, to fall off

That with the Mightiest raisd me to conte: d, From their Creator, and transgress his will

And to the fierce contention brought along
For one restraint, lords of the world besides? Innumerable force of spirits arm’d,
Who first secluced them to that foul revoli ?

That durst dislike his reign, and, me preferring The infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile, His utmost power with adverse power oppos d Stirr'd up with envy and revenge, deceiv'd

In dubious battle on the plains of Heaven, The mother of mankind, what time his pride And shook his throne. What though the file bi Had cast him out from Heaven, with all his host

lost? Of rebel angels; by whose aid, aspiring

All is not lost; the unconquerable will, To set himself in glory above his peers,

And study of revenge, immortal hate, He trusted to have equall'd the Most High, And courage never to submit or yield, If he oppos'd; and, with ambitious aim

| And what is else not to be overcome; Against the throne and monarchy of God,

That glory never shall his wrath or might
Rais'd impious war in Heaven, and battle proud, Extort from me. To bow and sue for grace
With vain attempt. Him the Almighty power, With suppliant knee, and deify his power
Hurld headlong flaming from the ethereal sky, Who from the terror of this arm so late
With hideous ruin and combustion, down

Doubted his empire ; that were low indeed,
To bottomless perdition; there to dwell

That were an ignominy, and shame beneath In adamantine chains and penal fire,

This downfall: since by fate the strength of goi's Who durst defy the Omnipotent to arms.

And this empyreal substance cannot fail, Nine times the space that measures day and ighi Since through experience of this great event To mortal men, he with his horrid crew

In arms not worse, in foresight much advaned, Lay vanquish d, rolling in the fiery gulf,

We may with more successful hope resolve
Confounded, though immortal : but his doom

To wage by force or guile eternal war,
Reserv'd him to more wrath! for now the thought Irreconcilable to our grand foe,
Both of lost happiness and lasting pain

Who now triumphs, and, in the excess of joy
Torments him : round he throws his baleful eyes, Sole reigning, holds the tyranny of Heaven."
That witnessed huge affliction and dismay,

So spake the apostate angel, though in pain, Mix'd with obdurate pride and stedfast hate, Vaunting aloud, but rack'd with deep despair: At once, as far as angels' ken, he views

And him thus answer'd soon his bold compeer The dismal situation, waste and wild ;

“() prince, O chief of many throned powers, A dungeon horrible on all sides round,

That led the embattled seraphim to war As one great furnace flam'd; yet from those flames Under thy conduct, and, in dreadful deeds No light; but rather darkness visible

Fearless, endanger'd Heaven's perpetual king Serv'd only to discover sights of wo,

And put to proof his high supremacy, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace Whether upheld by strength, or chance, or fate And rest can never dwell; hope never comes, | Too well I see, and rue the dire event, That comes to all: but torture without end That with sad overthrow, and foul defeat, Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed

Hath lost us Heaven, and all this mighty host With ever-burning sulphur unconsum'd :

In horrible destruction laid thus low,
Such place eternal Justice had prepar'd

As far as gods and heavenly essences
For those rebellious; here their prison ordain'd Can perish: for the mind and spirit remains
In utter darkness, and their portion set

Invincible, and vigor soon returns,
As far remov'd from God and light of Heaven, | 'Though all our glory extinct, and happy state
As from the centre thrice to the utmost pole. Here swallow'd up in endless misery.
O, how unlike the place from whence they fell! But what if he our conqueror (whom I now
There the companions of his fall, o'erwhelm'd Of force believe almighty, since no less
With flouds and whirlwinds of tempestuous fire, | Than such could have o'erpower'd such force ası 119
He soon discerns; and weltering by his side Have left us this our spirit and strength entire
One next himself in power, and next in crime, Stroitgly to suffer and support our pains,
Long after known in Palestine, and nam'd

That we may so suffice his vengeful ire, Bee.zebub. To whom the arch-enemy,

Or do him mightier service as his thralls And thence in Heaven called Satan, with bold words By right of war, whate'er his business be Breaking the horrid silence, thus began.

Here in the heart of Hell to work in fire, “If thou beest he; but O, how fall’n! how Or do his errands in the gloomy deep; chang'd

What can it then avail, though yet we feel From him, who in the happy realms of light, Sirength undiminish'd, or eternal being

To undergo eternal punishment ?"

In billows, leave i the midst a horrid vale. Whereto with sperdy words the arch-fiend replied, Then with expanded wings he steers his flight

"Fall'n cherub, to be weak is miserable | Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air Doing or suffering; but of this be sure,

That felt unusual weight; till on dry land To do aught good never will be our task,

He lights, if it were land that ever l'urn'd But ever to do ill our sole delight,

With solid, as the lake with liquid fire ; As being the contrary to his high will

And such appear'd in hue, as when the force Whom we resist. If then his providence

Of subterranean wind transports a hill Out of our evil seek to bring forth good,

Torn from Pelorus, or the shatter'd side
Our labor must be to pervert that end,

of thundering Ætna, whose combustible
And out of good still to find means of evil; And fuellid entrails thence conceiving fire,
Which ofi-times may succeed, so as perhaps Sublim'd with mineral fury, aid the winds,
Shall grieve him, if I fail not, and disturb

And leave a singed bottom all involv'd
His inmost counsels from their destin'd aim. With stench and smoke: such resting found the
But see, the angry victor hath recallid

sole His ministers of vengeance and pursuit

Of unblest feet. Him follow'd his next mate: Back to the gates of Heaven: the sulphurous hail, Both glorying to have 'scap'd the Stygian food Shot after us in storm, o'erblown, hath laid As gods, and by their own recover'd strength, The fiery surge, that from the precipice

Not by the sufferance of supernal Power. Of Heaven receiv'd us falling; and the thunder, “Is this the region, this the soil, the clime." Wing'd with red lightning and impetuous rage, Said then the lost arch-angel, “ this the seat Perhaps hath spent his shafts, and ceases now That we must change for Heaven: this mournful To bellow through the vast and boundless deep.

gloom Let us not slip the occasion, whether scorn, For that celestial light? Be it so, since he, Or satiate fury, yield it from our foe.

Who now is Sovran, can dispose and bid Seest thou yon dreary plain, forlorn and wild, What shall be right : farthest from him is best, The seat of desolation, void of light,

Whom reason hath equallid, force hath made sue Save what the glimmering of these livid flames

preme C'asts pale and dreadful? Thither let us tend Above his equals. Farewell, happy fields, From off the tossing of these fiery waves ; Where joy for ever dwells. Hail horrors, hail There rest, if any rest can harbor there;

Infernal world, and thou, profoundest Hell, And reassembling our amicted powers,

Receive thy new possessor, one who brings Consult how we may henceforth most offend A mind not to be chang'd by place or time : Our enemy; our own loss how repair;

The mind is its own place, and in itself How overcome this dire calamity ;

Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. What reinforcement we may gain from hope; What matter where, if I be still the same If not, what resolution from despair."

And what I should be, all but less than he Thng Satan, talking to his nearest mate, Whom thunder hath made greater? Here at least With head uplift above the wave, and eyes We shall be free; the Almighty hath not built That sparkling blaz’d; his other parts besides, Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Prone on the flood extended long and large,

Here we may reign secure, and, in my choice, Lay floating many a rood ; in bulk as huge

To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell: As whom the fables name of monstrous size, Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven. Titanian, or Earth-born, that warr'd on Jove; But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Briareos or Typhon, whom the den

The associates and copartners of our loss, By ancient Tarsus held; or that sea-beast

Lie thus astonish'd on the oblivious pool, Leviathan, which God of all his works

And call them not to share with us their part Created hugest that swim the ocean stream: In this unhappy mansion; or once more Him haply slumbering on the Norway foam With rallied arms to try what may be yet The pilot of some small night-founder'd skiff Regain'd in Heaven, or what more lost in Hell? Deeming some island, oft, as seamen tell,

So Satan spake, and him Beelzebub With fixed anchor in his scaly rind

Thus answer'd ; “ Leader of those armies bright, Moors by his side under the lee, while night Which but the Omnipotent none could have foild, Invests the sea, and wished morn delays:

If once they hear that voice, their liveliest pledyo
So stretch'd out huge in length the arch-fiend lay of hope in fears and dangers, heard so oft
Chain'd on the burning lake: nor ever thence In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge
Had ris'n or heav'd his head ; but that the will Of battle when it rag'd, in all assaults
And high permission of all-ruling Heaven |Their surest signal, they will soon resume
Left him at large to his own dark designs; New courage and revive; though now they lie
That with reiterated crimes he might

Grovelling and prostrate on yon lake of fire,
Heap on himself damnation, while he sought As we erewhile, astounded and amaz'd;
Evil to others; and, enrag'd, might see

No wonder, fall’n such a pernicious highth.”
How all his malice serv'd but to bring forth | He scarce had ceas'd when the superior fiend
Infinite goodness, grace and mercy, shown Was moving toward the shore: his ponder0113
On Man by him seduc'd; but on himself

shield, Treble confusion, wrath and vengeance pour'd. Ethereal temper, massy, large and round, Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool | Behind him cast; the broad circumference His mighty stature; on each hand the Names, Hung on his shoulders like the Moon, whose erb Driven backward, slope w.eir pointing spires, and Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views mollid

TAt evening from the top of Fesolé

Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands,

Their great commander; godlike shapes and forms Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe.

Excelling human, princely dignities, His spear, to equal which the tallest pine

And powers that erst in Heaven sat on thrones, Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast

Though of their names in heavenly records now Of some great ammiral, were but a wand, Be no memorial : blotted out and ras'd He walk'd with, to support uneasy steps

By their rebellion from the books of life. Over the burning marle, not like those steps Nor had they yet among the sons of Eve On Heaven's azure, and the torrid clime

Got them new names, till, wandering o'er tho Smote on him sore besides, vaulted with fire :

Earth, Nathless he so endur'd, till on the beach

Through God's high sufferance for the trial of Of that inflamed sea he stood, and callid

man,
His legions, angel forms, who lay intranc'd By falsities and lies the greatest part
Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks Of mankind they corrupted to forsake
In Vallombrosa, where the Etrurian shades, God their Creator, and th’invisible
High over-arch'd, imbower; or scatter'd sedge Glory of him that made them to transform
Afloat, when with fierce winds Orion arm'd Oft to the image of a brute, adorn'd
Hath ver’d the Red-Sea coast, whose waves o'er- With gay religions full of pomp and gold,
threw

And devils to adore for deities :
Busiris, and his Memphian chivalry,

Then were they known to men by various names, While with perfidious hatred they pursued And various idols through the Heathen world, The sojourners of Goshen, who beheld

Say, Muse, their names then known, who ireh From the safe shore their floating carcasses

who last, And broken chariot wheels : so thick bestrown, Rous'd from the slumber, on that fiery couch, Abject and lost lay these, covering the flood, At their great emperor's call, as next in worth Under amazement of their hideous change. Came singly where he stood on the bare strand He call'd so loud, that all the hollow deep While the promiscuous cloud stood yet aloof. Of Hell resounded. “Princes, potentates,

The chief were those, who, from the pit of Hell Warriors, the flower of Heaven, once yours, now Roaming to seek their prey on Earth, durst fix lost,

Their seats long after next the seat of God. If such astonishment as this can seize

Their altars by his altar, gods ador'd Eternal spirits ; or have ye chos'n this place Among the nations round, and durst abide After the toil of battle to repose

Jehovah thund'ring out of Sion, thron'd
Your wearied virtue, for the ease you find Between the cherubim; yea, often plac'd
To slumber here, as in the vales of Heaven? Within his sanctuary itself their shrines,
Or in this abject posture have ye sworn

Abominations; and with cursed things
T'adore the Conqueror ? who now beholds His holy rites and solemn feasts profan'd,
Cherub and seraph rolling in the flood

And with their darkness durst affront his light.
With scatter'd arms and ensigns, till anon First Moloch, horrid king, besmear'd with blood
His swift pursuers from Heaven-gates discern Of human sacrifice, and parents' tears ;
Th’advantage, and, descending, tread us down Though for the noise of drums and timbrels loud
Thus drooping, or with linked thunderbolts | Their children's cries unheard, that pass'd through
Transfix us to the bottom of this gulf,

fire
Awake, arise, or be for ever fallin." (sprung To his grim idol. Him the Ammonite

They heard, and were abas'd, and up they Worshipt in Rabba and her watry plain,
Upon the wing; as when men wont to watch In Argob and in Basan, to the stream
On duty, sleeping found by whom they dread, Of utmost Amon. Nor content with such
Rouse and bestir themselves ere well awake; Audacious neighborhood, the wisest heart
Nor did they not perceive the evil plight

Of Solomon he led by fraud to build
In which they were, or the fierce pains not feel; His temple right against the temple of God,
Yet to their general's voice they soon obey On that opprobrious hill; and made his grove
Innumerable. As when the potent rod

The pleasant valley of Hinnom, Tophet thence Of Amram's son, in Egypt's evil day,

And black Gehenna call'd, the type of Hell. Wav'd round the coast, up call'd a pitchy cloud Next, Chemos, th' obscene dread of Moab's sons, Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind,

From Aroer to Nebo, and the wild
That o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung Of southmost Abarim; in Hesebon
Like night, and darken'd all the land of Nile: And Horonaim, Seon's realm, beyond
So numberless were those bad angels seen The flowery dale of Sibma clad with vines,
Hovering on wing under the cope of Hell, And Eleälé to th’ Asphaltic pool.
Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding fires, Peor his other name, when he entic'd
Till, as a signal given, the uplifted spear . Israel in Sittim, on their march from Nile,
Of their great Sultan waving to direct

To do him wanton rites, which cost them woe.
Their course, in even balance down they light Yet thence his lustful orgies he enlarg'd
In the firm brimstone, and fill all the plain. Even to that hill of scandal, by the grove
4 multitude, like which the populous North of Moloch homicide ; lust hard by hate ;
Pour'd never from her frozen loins, to pass Till good Josiah drove them thence to Hell.
Rhene or the Danaw, when her barbarous sons With these came they, who, from the bord'ring
Came like a deluge on the South, and spread

flood Beneath Gibraltar to the Lybian sands.

of old Euphrates to the brook that parts Forth with from every squadron and each band Egypt from Syrian ground, had general names * The heads and leaders thither haste where stood Tor Baalim and Ashtaroth; those male,

These feminine : for spirits, when they please, Vice for itself: to him no temple stood
Can either sex assume, or both ; so soft

Or altar smok'd; yet who more oft than he
And uncompounded is their essence pure; In temples and at altars, when the priest
Not tied or manacled with joint or limb,

Turns atheist, as did Eli's sons, who fill'd
Not founded on the brittle strength of bones, With lust and violence the house of God?
Like cumbrous flesh; but, in what shape they in courts and palaces he also reigns,
choose,

And in luxurious cities, where the noise
Dilated or condens'd, bright or obscure,

Of riot ascends above their loftiest towers, Can execute their aery purposes,

And injury and outrage: and when night And works of love or enmity fulfil.

Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sona For those the race of Israel oft forsook

Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine. Their living strength and unfrequented left Witness the streets of Sodom, and that night His righteous altar, bowing lowly down

In Gibeah, when the hospitable door To bestial gods ; for which their heads as low Expos'd a matron, to avoid worse rape. Bow'd down in batile, sunk before the spear These were he prime in order and in right: Of despicable foes. With these in troop

The rest were ong to tell, though far renown'd, Came Astoreth, whom the Phænicians call'd The Ionian gods, of Javan's issue; held Astarte, queen of Heaven, with crescent horns, Gods, yet confess'd later than Heaven and Earth. To whose bright image nightly by the Moon Their boasted parents: Titan, Heaven's first-born, Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs; With his enormous brood, and birthright seiz'd In Sion also not unsung, where stood

By younger Saturn; he from mightier Jove, Her temple on the offensive mountain, built His own and Rhea's son, like measure found; By that uxorious king, whose heart, though large, So Jove usurping reign'd: these first in Crete Beguild by fair idolatresses, fell

And Ida known, thence on the snowy top To idols foul. Thammuz came next behind, Of bold Olympus, rul'd the middle air, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allur'd

Their highest Heaven; or on the Delphian cliff The Syrian damsels to lament his fate

Or in Dodona, and through all the bounds In amorous ditties all a summer's day ;

Of Doric land : or who with Saturn old While smooth Adonis from his native rock Fled over Adria to the Hesperian fields, Ran purple to the sea, suppor'd with blood And o'er the Celtic roam'd the utmost ibles. Of Thammuz yearly wounded: the love-tale All these and more came flocking; but with Infected Sion's daughters with like heat;

looks Whose wanton passions in the sacred porch Downcast and damp; yet such wherein appear'd Ezekiel saw, when, by the vision led,

Obscure some glimpse of joy, to have found their His eye survey'd the dark idolatries

chief Of alienated Judah. Next came one

Not in despair, to ’ave found themselves not lost Who mourn'd in earnest, when the captive ark In loss itself; which on his countenance cast Slaim'd his brute image, head and hands lopt off Like doubtful hue: but he, his wonted pride in his own temple, on the grunsel edge,

Soon recollecting, with high words, that bore Where he fell flat, and sham'd his worshippers: Semblance of worth, not substance, gently rais'd Dagon his name, sea-monster, upward man

Their fainting courage, and dispellid their fears. And downward fish: yet had his temple high Then straight commands, that at the warlike souro Rear'd in Azotus, dreaded through the coast Of trumpets loud and clarions, be uprear'd Of Palestine, in Gath and Ascalon,

His mighty standard ; that proud honor claim'd And Accaron and Gaza's frontier bounds.

Azazel as his right, a cherub tall; Him follow'd Rimmon, whose delightful seat Who forth with from the glittering staff unfurl'd Was fair Damascus, on the fertile banks

The imperial ensign; which, full high advanc'd, Of Abbana and Pharphar, lucid streams.

Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind, He also against the house of God was bold ! With gems and golden lustre rich imblaz'd, A leper once he lost, and gain'd a king;

Seraphic arms and trophies; all the while Ahaz his sottish conqueror, whom he drew Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds: God's altar to disparage and displace

At which the universal host up-sent For one of Syrian mode, whereon to burn A shout, that tore Hell's concave, and beyond His odious offerings, and adore the gods

Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night. Whom he had vanquished. After these appear'd All in a moment through the gloom were seen A crew, who, under names of old renown, Ten thousand banners rise into the air Osiris, Isis, Orus, and their train,

With orient colors waving : with them rose With monstrous shapes and sorceries abus'd A forest huge of spears; and thronging helms Fanatic Egypt and her priests, to seek

Appeard, and serried shields in thick array
Their wandering gods disguis'd in brutish forms of depth immeasurable; anon they move
Rather than human. Nor did Israel 'scape In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood
The infection, when their borrow'd gold compos'd Of Autes and soft recorders; such as rais'd
The calf in Oreb; and the rebel king

To highth of noblest temper héroes old
Doubled that sin in Bethel and in Dan,

Arming to battle ; and instead of rage Lkening his Maker to the grazed ox;

Deliberate valor breath'd, firm and unmov'd Jehovah, who in one night, when he passd With dread of death to flight or foul retreat: From Egypt marching, equall'd with one sunke Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage Both her first-born and all her bleating gods. With solemn touches troubled thoughts, and chase Belial came last, than whom a spirit more lewd Anguish, and doubt, and fear, and sorrow, and Feli not from Heaven, or more gross to love

Dain,

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