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His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal. 900
Nor number, nor example, with him wrought
To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind
Though single. From amidst them forth he pass’d,
Long way through hostile scorn; which he sustain'd
Superior, nor of violence fear'd ought: 905
And, with retorted scorn, his back he turn'd
On those proud tow'rs, to swift destruction doom'd,

The end of the fifth Book.

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Raphael continues to relate how Michael

and Gabriel were sent forth to battel against Satan and his Angels. The first fight describd: Satan and his Powers retire under night : he calls a council, invents devilish engines, which in the fecond day's fight put Michael and his Angels to some disorder; but they at length pulling up mountains, overwhelm'd both the force and machines of Satan: yet the tumult not so ending, God on the third day sends Messiah His Son, for whom He had referu'd the glory of that victory: He in the power of His Father

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