Milton - PR3550 D77 1777 M2

480 PARADISE REGAIN D, Boot!. Their king, their leader, and fuprerne on earth. 1, when no other durlt, fole undertook 10® The difmal expedition to find out And ruin Adam, and th' exploit perform'd Silccefsfully ; a calmer voyage now Will waft me ; and the way found profp'rous once Induces belt to hope of like fuccels tos He ended, and his words impreffion left Of much aryzement to th' infernal crew, at-traded and furpris'd with deep difmay At thele fad tidings but no time was then For long indulgence to their fears or grief : 110 Unanimous they all commit the care And management of this main enterprize To him their great diaator, whole attempt At &ft againfl mankind lo well had thriv'd In Adam's overthrow, and led their march his From Hell's deep-vaulted den to dwell in light, Regents and potentates, and kings, yea Gods Of many a pleafant realm and province wide. So to the coaft of Jordan he direIs His eafy fteps, girded with Inaky wiles, 120 Where he might likeliett find this new- declar'd, This man of men, attelted Son of God ; Temptation and all guile on him to try ; So to I ubvert whom he lufpeded rais'd To end his reign on earth to long enjoy'd 125 But contrary unweeting he fulfili'd The purpos'd counfel pre-ordain'd and fix'd Of the molt High, who in full frequence.bright Of Angels, thus to Gabriel fmiling Ipake. Gabriel, this day by proof thou (halt behold, 130 Thou and all Angels converfant on earth With man or amens affairs, how 1 begin verify that folemn rneffage late,