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Through the infinite host; nor less for that
O alienate from God, O Spirit accursed,
So spake the Seraph Abdiel, faithful found
Raphael continues to relate how Michael and Gabriel were sent forth to
battle against Satan and his Angels. The first fight described : Satan and his Powers retire under night : He calls a council; invents devilish engines, which, in the second day's fight, put Michael and his Angels to some disorder; but they at length, pulling up mountains, over. whelmed both the force and machines of Satan : Yet, the tumult pot so ending, God, on the third day, sends MESSIAH his son, for whom he had reserved the glory of that victory: He, in the power of his Father, coming to the place, and causing all his legions to stand still on either side, with his chariot and thunder driving into the midst of his enemies, parsues them unable to resist towards the wall of Heaven: wbich opening, they leap down with horror and confusion into the place of punishment prepared for them in the deep: MESSIAH returns with triumph to his father.
All night the dreadless Angel, unpursued, [Morn,
[Heaven Light issues forth, and at the other door Obsequious darkness enters, till her hour