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opening its gates to a base and barbarous enemy, a

design was formed to relieve it; and the intelli

gence was conveyed to the citizens by a letter which

was tied under the wing of a pigeon.

THUANUS, lib. lv. c. 5.

The same messenger was employed at the fiege

of Mutina, as we are informed by the elder Pliny,

Hift. Nat. X. 37.

Note 16. Verse 342.

Hark! the bee, &c.

This little animal, from the extreme convexity

of her eye, cannot see many inches before her.


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Yet Atill how sweet the foothings of his art!

THE astronomer chalking hiş figures on the

wall, in Hogarth's view of Bedlam, is an admira

ble exemplification of this idea.

See the Rake’s Progress, plate 8.

NOTE 18. Verse 173.

Haft thou thro' Eden's wild-wood vales pursued, &c.

On the road-side, between Penrith and Appelby,

stands a small pillar with this inscription:


“ This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by

Ann Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a

memorial of her last parting, in this place, with

her good and pious mother, Margaret, Countess

Dowager of Cumberland, on the ad of April,

1616: in memory whereof she hath left an annuity

of 41. to be distributed to the poor of the parish

of Brougham, every ad day of April for ever, up

on the stone-table placed hard by. Laus Deo!"

The Eden is the principal river of Cumberland,

and has its source in the wildest part of Westmore

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Thus, with the manly glow of honest pride,

O'er his dead fon old ORMOND nobly figh'd, &c.



Ormond bore the loss with patience and dignity:

though he ever retained a pleasing, however melan

choly, sense of the fignal merit of Offory. “I

would not exchange my dead fon," said he, "for

any living fon in Christendom.” HUME, vi. 340.

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High on exulting wing the heath-cock rose.

This bird, according to Mr. Pennant, is remark

able for his exultation during the spring; when he voice, and is so inattentive to his fafety as to be

calls the hen to his haunts with a loud and Thrill

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In a lake, surrounded with mountains, the agi

tations are often violent and momentary. The

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