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Booic IV. PARADISE LOST. xis Ithuriel and Zephon through the fhade, And with them comes a third of Regal port, But faded fplendor wan; who by his gait 870 And fierce demeanor feems the Prince of hell ; Not likely to part hence without conceit : Stand firm, for in his look defiance low'rs. He fcarce had ended when thole two approach'd, And brief related whom they brought, where found, How bufied, in what form and pollure couch'd. 876 To whom with item regard thus Gabriel fpake. Why haft thou, Satan, broke the bounds prefcrib'd To thy tranfgreflions, and difturb'd the charge Of others, who approve not to trantgrefs 88G By thy example, but have pow'r and right To queftion thy bold entrance on this place ; Employ'd it feems to violate fleep, and thole Whole dwelling God bath planted here in bids ? To whom thus Satan with contemptuous brow. Gabriel, thou hada in heav'n th' efteem of wife, 886 And fuch I held thee ; but this queftion afk'd Pu,s me in doubt. Lives there who loves his pain ? Who would not, finding way, break loofe from hell, Tho' thither doom'd ? thou wouldft thy felf, no doubt, And boldly venture to whatever place, 891 Fartheft from pain; where thou align ell hope tochange Torment with eate, and foonelt recompente Dole with delight, which in this place I fought : To thee no reaton, who know'a only good, 895 But evil haft not try'd. And wilt objet His will who bound us ? let him purer bar His iron gates, if he intends our ttay In that da:k durance ! thus much what was ailed : The