Paradise Lost, a Poem. with the Life of the Author [By E. Fenton]
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...but now Foul dissipation follow'd, and fore'd rout; Nor serv'd it to relax their serried files. What should they do if on they rush'd, repulse Repeated, and indecent overthrow G Doubled, would reader them yet more despisfoV And to their foes a laughter; for in view Stood rank'd of Seraphim another row, In posture to displode their second tire Of thunder: back defeated to return They worse abhorr'd. Satan beheld their plight, And to his males thus in derision call'd: O friends, why come not on these victors proud? Fre while they fierce were coming; and when we, To entertain them fair with open front And breast (what could we more?) propounded term Of composition, straight they chang'd their mmds, Flew off, and into strange vagaries fell, As they would dance; yecfor a dance they seem d Somewhat extravagant, and wild, perhaps Jor joy of offer'd peace: but I suppose, If our proposals once again were heard, We should compel them to a quick result. To whom thus Belial, in like gamesome mood: Leader, the terms we sent were terms of weight, Of ha: d contents, and full of force urgM home, Such as we might perceive amus'dithetn all, And stumbled many: who receives them r: ght, Had need from head to foot well understand; Not understood, this gift they have besides, They show us when our foes walk not upright. So they among themselves in pleasant vein Stood scoffing, heightens in ttair thoughts beyond Alldoubt of victor); eternal: might To match with their inventions they prcsumM So easy, and. of his thunder made a.scomy And all his host derided, while they, stood, Awhile in trouble: hutthey stood notions; Rage prompted them at lengthrand.fuu: ul them anus Against such hellish mischief lilt' oppose. Forthwith (behold: the excellence, the pow'r, Which God hath...
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