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An allusion to the Second Sight.
Note i. P. 141.
See that fine description of the sudden ani.
mation of the Palladium in the second book of the
So nunerous were the Deities of Egypt, that, according to an ancient proverb, it was in that
country less difficult to find a god than a man.
Note n. P. 142.
NOTE 0. P. 143.
The Catacombs, in which the bodies of the
earliest generations yet remain without corrup
tion, by virtue of the gums that embalmed
Note p. P. 143.
“ The Persians," says Herodotus,“ reject the
use of temples, altars, and statues. The tops of the
highest mountains are the places chosen for sacrifices.” i. 131. The elements, and more particularly
Fire, were the objects of their religious reverence.
and sack of Jerusalem, in the last year of the
eleventh century, when the triumphant croises,
after every enemy was subdued and slaughtered,
immediately turned themselves, with the sentiments of humiliation and contrition, towards the
holy sepulchre. They threw aside their arms, still
streaming with blood: they advanced with re
clined bodies, and naked feet and head, to that
sacred monument: they sung anthems to their
Saviour who had purchased their salvation by his
death and agony: and their devotion, enlivened by
of the place where he had suffered,
so overcame their fury, that they dissolved in tears,
and bore the appearance of every soft and tender
Hume, i. 221.