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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.
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
Thus, with the manly glow of honest pride,
O'er his dead fon old ORMOND nobly figh'd, &c.
NOTES ON THE SECOND PART.
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.
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