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The argument. Raphael, at the request of Adam, relates how and wherefore
this world was first created ; that God, after the expelling of Satan and his Angels out of heaven, declared his pleasure to create another world, and other creatures to dwell therein; sends bis Son with glory, and attendance of angels, to perform the work of Creation in six days : the Angels celebrate with hymns the performance thereof, and his reascension into Heaven.
DESCEND from heaven, Urania ! by that name