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Note h.

P. 141.

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

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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.

The Hieroglyphics.

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.

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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.

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He climbs the mast to feast his eye once more,

And busy Fancy fondly lends her aid.

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