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P. 147, 1. 19.
So thro' the vales of Loire the bee-hives glide,
An allusion to the floating bee-house, which is seen in some parts of France and Piedmont.
P. 148, 1. 2.
Caught thro' St. James's groves at blush of day;
After line 42 in the MS.
Groves that Belinda's star illumines still,
See the Rape of the Lock. Canto V.
P. 149, I. 6.
And, with the swallow, wings the year away!
It was the boast of Lucullus that he changed his climate with the birds of passage.
How often must he have felt the truth here inculcated, that the master of many houses has no home!
'Twas Autumn; thro' Provence had ceased