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IN PARADISUM AMISSAM

SUMMI POBTÆ i
7 O H A N N I S M l L 1' 0 N U

OUI legis AmiflTam Paradisum, grandia magni
Caroiina Miltoni, quid nifi cuncta. legts? .
Res cunctas, & cunctarum primordia rerunv

Et fata, & fines continet iste liber.
Intimn panduntur magni penetralia munds, .

Scribitur & toto quicquid in orbe Iatet: Terraeqt1e, tractufque maris, coelumque prosundum, Sulphureumque Erebi, ftammivomumque specus; Quaeque colunt terras, pontumque, & Tartara cæca,

Quæque colunt summi lucida rcgna poli:
Et quodcunque uHis conclusum est finibus usquam,

Et fine fine Chaos, & sine fine'Deus':'
Et sine fine magis, fi quid magis est fine fine.

In Christo erga homines cqnciliatui amor., .
Hnec qui speraret quis crederet esse sutura?

Et tamen hæc hodie terra Britanna legif.
O quantos in bella duces! qiiæ protulit anna'

Quae canit, & quanta prxlia dira tuba f
Coelestes acics! atque in certamine ccelum!

Et quæ coelestes pugna deceret agros! Quantus in ætheieis tollit fe Lucifer armisj Atque ipso graditur vi* Michaele minor! Quantis, & quam sunestis concurritur Iris, Dum fenis hie stellas protegit, ille rapit! Vol. I. A Dum

Dum vulsos montes ceu tela reciproca torquent,

Et non mortali dcsupsr igne pluunt I
Stat dubius cui fe parti concedat Olympus,

Et metuit pugnæ non superesse suæ.
At fimul in coelis Messiæ infignia fulgent,

Et currus animes, armaque digna Deo,
Horrendumque rotae strident, et saeva rotarum

Erumpunt torvis fulgura luminibus,
Et fiammæ vibrant, & vera tonrtrua rauco

Admistis flnmmis insonuere polo:
Excidit attonitis mens omnis, & impetus omnis,

Et cassis dextris irrita tela cadunt;
Ad pœnas fugiunt, & ceu foret Orcus asylum.

Informs certant condere fe tenebris.
Cedite Komani Scriptores, cedite Graii,

Et quos fama recens vel colebravit anus. Haec quicunque leget tantum cecinisse putablt

Maeonidem ranas, Virgilium culices.

Samuel, Barrow, M. D«

ON PARADISE LOST.

WH E N I beheld the Poet blind, yet bold,
In slender book his vast defign unfold, ,

Messiah crown'd, God's reconcil'd decree,
Rebelling Angels, the forbidden tree, , .

Heaven, Hell, Earth, Chaos, all; the argument
Held me a while misdoubting his intent,
That he would ruin (for I saw him strong)
The sacred truths to fable and old song,
(So Sampson grop'd the temple's posts in spite)
The world overwhelming to revenge hit fight, }

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