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From MILTON's Manuscript.
Michael Heavenly Love Chorus of Angels Lucifer
dom, Heavenly Love
with the Serpent
The Persons. Mofes aporogicel, recounting how he assum'd his true body; that it corrupts not, because of his [abode] with God in the mount; declares the like of Enoch and Eliah; besides the purity of the place, that certain pure winds, dews, and clouds, preserve it from corruption; whence exhorts to the light of God; tells they cannot see Adam in the state of innocence by reason of their fin. Justice
debating what should become of Man, Mercy
if he fall. Wisdom Chorus of Angels fing a hymn of the creation.
Chorus fears for Adam, and relates Lucifer's rebel. lion and fall.
Labor, Grief, Hatred, Envy, War,
The Deluge. Sodom.
Thamar Cuophorusa; where Juda is found to have been the author of that crime, which he condemn'd in Thamar. Thamar excused in what she attempted.
The Golden Calf, or the Massacre in Horeb.
Corah, Dathan, &c. Num. 16, 17.
Samson pursophorus, or Hybristes, or Samson marrying or in Ramath Lechi, Jud. 15.
Dagonalia, Jud. 16.
Comazontes, or the Benjaminites, or the Rioters, Jud. 19, 20, 21.
Theristria, a pastoral out of Ruth.
Eliade, Hophni and Phinehas, Sam. 1, 2, 3, 4, beginning with the first overthrow of Israel by the Philistins, interlac'd with Samuel's vision concerning Eli's family.
Jonathan rescued, 1 Sam. 14.
Solomon Gynæcocratumenus, or Idolomargus, aut Thyfiazufze. Reg. 1. 11.
Rehoboam, 1 Reg. 12. where is disputed of a poli. tic religion,
Abias Thersæus, 1 Reg. 14. The queen, after much dispute, as the last refuge sent to the prophet Ahias of Shilo; receives the message. The Epitasis in that the hearing the child shall die as he comes home, refuses to return, thinking thereby to elude the oracle. The former part is spent in bringing the fick prince forth as it were desirous to shift his chamber and couch as dying men use, his father telling him what sacrifice he had sent for his health to Bethel and Dan; his fearles, ness of death, and putting his father in mind to set [send] to Ahiah. The Chorus of the elders of Israel, bemoaning his virtues bereft them, and at another time wondring why Jeroboam being bad himself should so grieve for his son that was good, &c.
Imbres, or the Showers, 1 Reg. 18, 19.
Ahab, 1 Reg. 22, beginning at the synod of false prophets ; ending with relation of Ahab's death; his body brought; Zedekiah Nain by Ahab's friends for his seducing. (See Lavater, 2 Chron. 18.)
Elias in the mount, 2 Reg. 1. 'Opercáons, or better, Elias Polemistes.
Elifæus Hudrocoos, 2 Reg. 3. Hudrophantes, Aquator.
Achabæi Cunoborwmeni, 2 Reg. 9. The scene Jefrael : beginning from the watchman's discovery of Jehu till he go out: in the mean while, message of Q3