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Hell heard the unsufferable noise, Hell saw
On high ; who into glory him receiv’d,
Thus measuring things in Heaven by things on earth,
THE ARGUMENT OF THE SEVENTH BOOK.
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 his 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 re-ascension into Heaven.