The Vision of Judgment 006


This by the way: 'tis not mine to record
What angels shrink from: even the very devil
On this occasion his own work abhorr'd,
So surfeited with the infernal revel:
Though he himself had sharpen'd every sword,
It almost quench'd his innate thirst of evil.
(Here Satan's sole good work deserves insertion -
'Tis, that he has both generals in reveration.)

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)