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characteristic of a benevolent mind; and a long ac
quaintance with the world cannot always extin
To a friend, fays John Duke of Buckingham, I
will expofe my weakness: I am oftener missing a
pretty gallery in the old house I pulled down,
than pleased with a saloon which I built in its
stead, though a thousand times better in all re.
spects. See his Letter to the D. of Sh.
This is the language of the heart; and will re
mind the reader of that good-humoured remark in
one of Pope's letters--I should hardly care to have
an old poft pulled up, that I remembered ever
fince I was a child.
Pope's Works, viii. 151.
The elegant author of Telemachus has illustrated
this subject, with equal fancy and feeling, in the
story of Alibée, Persan. See Recueil de Fables,
composées pour l'Education d'un Prince.
Why great NAVARRE, &c.
That amiable and accomplished monarch, Henry
the Fourth of France, made an excursion from his.
camp, during the long fiege of Laon, to dine at a
house in the forest of Folambray; where he had
often been regaled, when a boy, with fruit,
milk, and new cheese; and in revisiting which he
promised himself great pleasure.
Memoires de SULLY, tom. ii. p. 381.
man to re-assume the reins of government, and the
Imperial' purple. He rejected the temptation with
a smile of pity, calmly observing, that if he
could shew Maximian the cabbages which he had
planted with his own hands at Salona, he should
no longer be urged to relinquish the enjoyment of
happiness for the pursuit of power.
Gibbon, ii. 175. Note 13. Verse 281.
Say, when ambitious CHARLES renounc'd a throne
When the emperor Charles V. had executed his
memorable resolution, and had set out for the mo
nastery of St. Justus, he stopped a few days at
Ghent, says his historian, to indulge that tender
and pleasant melancholy, which arises in the
mind of every man in the decline of life, on vi
siting the place of his nativity, and viewing the
· NOTES ON THE FIRST PART.
work of a pleasing little romance of the twelfthi
century, entitled “ The Gray Palfrey." See the
Tales of the Trouveurs, as collected by M. Le
Ariosto likewise introduces it in a passage full of.
Sweet bird! thy truth shall Harlem's walls attest.
During the fiege of Harlem, when that city was
reduced to the last extremity, and on the point of