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OF MILTON'S

PARADISE LOST

WITH A NEW TRANSLATION

INTO ITALIAN POETRY VERSE BY VERSE

BY DOMENICO ARNALDI

VOLUME 11.

GENOA

PRINTED FOR PONTHENIER

1852

DI MILTON

NUOVA EDIZIONE

CON UNA NUOVA TRADUZIONE

IN POESIA ITALIANA VERSO A VERSO

DI DOMENICO ARNALDI

VOLUME 11.

GENOVA

STABILIMENTO TIPOGRAFICO PONTHENIER

1852

PARADISE

LOST.

PARADISO

PERDUTO.

BOOK THE SIXTH

THE ARGUMENT.

Raphael continues to relate how Michael and Gabriel were sent

fort to battle against Satan and his angels. The first fight described : Satan and his powers retire under night : be calls a council; invents deyilish engines, which, in the second day's fight, put Michael and his angels to some disorder; but they at length, pulling up mountains, overwhelmed both the force and machines of Satan: yet, ihe tumult not so ending, God, on the tbird day, sends Messiah his son, for whom he had reserved the glory of tbal victory. He, in the power of his father, coming to the place, and causing all bis legions to stand still on either side, with his chariot and thunder driving into the midst of bis enemies, pursues them, unable to resist , towards the wall of heaven: wbicb opening, they leap down with horror and confusion into the place of punishment prepared for them in the deep; Messiah returns with triumph to bis Father.

An night the dreadless Angel unpursued ,
Through Heaven's wide champain held his way: till Morn,
Wak'd by the circling Hours, with rosy hand
Unbarr'd the gates of light. There is a cave
Within the mount of God, fast by his throne,
Where Light and Darkness in perpetual round
Lodge and dislodge by turns, which makes through heaven
Grateful vicissitude, like day and night:
Light issues forth, and at the other door
Obsequious Darkness enters, till her hour

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