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THE

POEMS

OF

John Milton.

VOL. II.

Chiswick :

FROM THE PRESS OF C. WHITTINGHAM,

COLLEGE HOUSE.

CONTENTS.

Page

Book VII.

Book VIII.

Book IX.

Book X.

Book XI..

Book XII.

25

45

81

115

143

Book I.

Book II.

Book III

Book IV.

163

182

198

213

Lycidas ....

L'Allegro........

Il Penseroso

234

241

246

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PARADISE LOST.

BOOK VII.

The argument. Raphael, at the request of Adam, relates how and wherefore

this world was first created ; that God, after the expelling of Satan and his Angels out of heaven, declared his pleasure to create another world, and other creatures to dwell therein; sends bis Son with glory, and attendance of angels, to perform the work of Creation in six days : the Angels celebrate with hymns the performance thereof, and his reascension into Heaven.

DESCEND from heaven, Urania ! by that name
If rightly thou art calld, whose voice divine
Following, above the Olympian bill I soar,
Above the flight of Pegaséan wing !
The meaning, not the name, I call: for thou
Nor of the Muses nine, nor on the top
Of old Olympus dwell'st: but, heavenly-born,
Before the hills appear’d, or fountain flow'd,
Thou with eternal Wisdom didst converse,
Wisdom thy sister; and with her didst play
In presence of the Almighty Father, pleased
With thy celestial song. Up led by thee

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Into the Heaven of Heavens I have presumed,
An earthly guest, and drawn empyreal air,
Thy tempering: with like safety guided down

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