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several ways, and to several imployments, as their inclinations lead them, to entertain the time 'till Satan return. He passes on his journey to hell gates, finds them fhut, and who fat there to guard them, by whom at length they are open'd, and discover to him the great gulph between bell and heaven: with what dif ficulty he passes through, directed by Chaos, the Power of that place, to the fight of this new world which he fought.
IGH on a throne of royal state, which far
Outlone the wealth of Ormus, and of Ind; Or where the gorgeous east with richest hand Show'rs on her Kings Barbaric fearl, and gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd
Powers, and Dominions, Deities of heav'n!
Of endless pain? Where there is then no good 30
He ceas'd; and next him Moloc, sceptred King,
My sentence is for open war: of wiles, More unexpert, I boast not: them let those Contrive who need; or when they need, not now: For while they fit contriving, shall the rest, Millions that stand in arms, and longing wait 55 The signal to ascend, fit ling’ring here Heav'n's fugitives, and for their dwelling-place Accept this dark opprobrious den of Mame; The prison of His tyranny who igns