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feveral ways, and to several imployments, as their inclinations lead them, to entertain the time 'till Satan return. He paffes on his journey to hell gates, finds them fout, and who fat there to guard them, by whom at length they are open'd, and difcover to him the great gulph between hell and heaven: with what dif ficulty be paffes 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 Out hone the wealth of Ormus, and of Ind; Or where the gorgeous east with richest hand Show'rs on her Kings Barbaric pearl, and gold, Satan exalted fat, by merit rais'd To that bad eminence: and from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, afpires Beyond thus high; insatiate to pursue Vain war with heav'n; and by success untaught, His proud imaginations thus display'd.
Powers, and Dominions, Deities of heav'n!
Will envy whom the highest place exposes
Of endless pain? Where there is then no good 30
Surer to profper than profperity
He ceas'd; and next him Moloc, fceptred King,