Milton - PR3550 .D77 1777 M1

BOOK I PARADISE LOST. Cherub and Seraph rowling in the flood, With fcatter'd arms and enfigns, 'till anon 325. His fwift purfuers from heav'n gates difcern Th' advantage, and defcending tread us down Thus drooping, or with linked thunderbolts Transfix us to the bottom of this gulf. Awake, arife, or be for ever fan. 330 They heard and, were abafht, and up they fprung Upon the wing; as when men wont to watch On duty, flz-eping found by whom they diead, Rouze and beftir themfelves ere well awake. Nor did they not perceive the evil plight 335 In which tney were, or the fierce pains not feel; Yet to their Gneral's voice they fo-n obey'd, Innumciabnn As when the potent Rod Of Arnrarn's Sv.,;, iti .1E:vrde6 evil day, Wav'd round the n Att, uh nli'd a nitchy cloud 340 Of locufls, warping on the eaern w,nd, That o'er the realm of imnious Pharaoh hung Like night, and ciarken'd al the land of Nile : So numbetlefs were thole bad Angels leen Hov'ring on wing under the cope of b- II, 345 'Twixt upper, nether, and furrounding fires 'Till, as a fignal giv'n, th' uplifted (pear Of their great Sultan waving to direet Their court:, in even ballance down thy light On the firm brimftone, and fill all the plain: A multitude ! like which the ponulars north Pour'd never from her frozen loins, to pafs Rhene or the Danaw, when her barbarous tons Came like a deluge on the fouth, and fpread Beneath Gibralter to the Libyan lands. 355 Forthwith from every fquadron, and each band, The Heads and Leaders thither hafle where flood Their