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Thy trophies, which thou view'st as not thine own;
heart divin'd, My heart, which by a secret harmony Still moves with thine, join'd in connexion sweet, That thou on earth hadft prosper'd, which thy looks Now also evidence, but strait I felt
thou us impower'd To fortify thus far, and overlay
370 With this portentous bridge the dark abyss. Thine now is all this world; thy virtue' hath won
What 368. Thou haf achico'd our liberty, See more inftances of this IV. 179 Within Hell gates
-] 381. His quadrature, from toy on What liberty confin'd in Hell? a mere bicular world,] This col
! contradi&ion, says Dr. Bentley. He is orbicular of round; be empyreu! therefore reads Us, us confind till Heaven is a quadrature or square
. now in Hell. But our is the fame Our author had said before, Book as of us: and Milton means, the li- II. 1048. that it was undeterminl berty of us confin'd till now in Hell. Square or round, and so it might be
What thy hands builded not, thy wisdom gain’d
Whom thus the Prince of darkness answer'd glad,
Mine to Satan viewing it at that distance: 383. — the Prince of darkness] But here he follows the opinion of Satan may well be so callid, since Gafsendus and others, who say that his Angels are filed in Scripture, the Empyréum or Heaven of Hea- the rulers of the darkrefs of this world, vens is of a square figure because Eph. VI. 12. the holy city in the Revelation is so 386. — for 1 glory in the name, describ'd, Rev. XXI. 16. And the Antagonist &c.] The name Satan city lieth four-square, and the length is fignifies Antagonist or Adversary, as as large as the breadth,
we obferv'd before.
Mine with this glorious work, and made one realm
associate Pow'rs, them to acquaint 395
400 Chiefly on Man, fole lord of all declar'd, Him first make sure your thrall, and lastly kill.
My 391. and made one realm the same words as Moses does lo Hell and this world, one realm, one fhua. Deut. XXXI. 7, 8.
continent &c.] This is the genuin reading; but Mr. Fenton and 412. Spreading their bane;] Ovid's Dr. Bentley
have both in the second description of the journey of Envy line very absurdly printed our realm,
to Athens, and Milton's of Sin and though the Doctor places one in the Death's to Paradise, have a great margin, as if it were a conjecture imitates, he adds a greatness to it of his own.
as, in this place, he alters Ovid's 408. — prevail,] So it is in the flowers, herbs, people and cities to firti edition, in the second it is pre- ftars, planets and worlds. Ovid. vails.
791. 409. No detriment need fear;] Here our author plainly alludes to the Quacunque ingreditur, fiorentia procharge given by the Roman senate to the supreme magistrate in times Exuritque herbas, et fumma cacaof danger -- providere nequid refp. mina carpit; detrimenti accipiat. Thyer. AMatuque fuo populos, urbelot 409. go axd be strong.) Satan
Polluit. encourages Sin and Death in much
My substitutes I send ye, and create
So saying he dismiss’d them; they with speed 410
The where the steers Uscì quel sozzo vomito d' inferno, Her baneful course, a mighty blaft Sentiro i fiori intorno, e la verdura appears,
Fiati di peste, et aliti d'Auerno.. Mildews and blights ; the meadows Poria col ciglio inftupidir natura, are defac'd,
Inborridire il bel pianeta eterno, The fields, the Row'rs, and the whole Intorbidar le stelle, e gli elementi.
year's laid waste: On mortals next, and peopled towns So Taffo speaking of Alecto. Gier. The falls,
St. 1. And breathes a burning plague Si parte, e doue pafia i campi lieti among their walls. Addison.
Secca, e pallido il sol fi fà repente. See An Essay upon Milton's imitations
Thyer. of the Ancients, p. 42.
413. And planets, planet-ftruck,} 412.
We say of a thing when it is blafted the blafted fars look'd wan, &c.] Much in the fame and wither'd, that it is planet.fruck; manner Marino describes his Jea
and this is now applied to the planets lousy sallying out into the world themselves. And what a fublime Ad. Cant. 12. St. 29.
idea doth it give us of the devasta
tions of Sin and Death! Tosto che fuor de la spelonca oscura
The causey to Hell gate ; on either side
open and unguarded, Satan pass'd,
Might 417. And with rebounding furge the plains, by Afracas, a confiderable bars afail'd,
part of the Czar's dominion, for. That fcorn'dbis indignation:] Virg. merly a Tartarian kingdom, with a Georg. II. 161.
capital city of the same name, neat
the mouth of the river Volga, at its - Lucrinoque addita claufra,
fall into the Caspian sea; or Bakriet Atque indignatum magnis ftridori
Sophi, or the Persian Emperor, named
Baatrian of Bactria, one of the 426. — paragon'd.] Of paragonner greatest and richest provinces of Per (French) to be equal to, to be like, fa, lying near the Caspian Sea, fria of wapa juxta and ayw certamen. the horns of Turkish crefcent, from An exact idea or likeness of a thing, his Turkish enemies who bear the able to contelt with the original. horned moon, the crescent in their
Hume. enligns, leaves all waste beyond the 431. As when the Tartar &c.] As realm of Aladule, the greater Arms when the Tartar retreats from his nia, callid by the Turks (under Muscovite enemy, over obe snowy whom the greatest part of it is)