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temple of the Clicumnus, between Foligno and Spoleto ; and no site, or scenery, even in Italy, is more worthy a description.
34. I saw the “ Cascata dei marmore” of Termi twice, at different periods.
35. Of the time, place and qualities of this kind of Iris, the reader may have seen a short account in a note to Manfred.
36. In the greater part of Switzerland the avalanches are known by the name of lauwine.
37. These stanzas may probably remind the reader of Ensign Northerton's remarks: “D-p Homo,” &c.
38. For a comment on this and the two following stanzas, the reader may consult Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold.
39. Orosius gives three hundred and twenty for the number of triumphs.
40. Certainly were it not for these two traits in the life of Sylla, alluded to in this stanza, we should regard him as a monster unredeemed by an admirable quality.
41. On the third of September Cromwell gained the victory of Dunbar ; a year afterwards he obtained “ his crowning mercy " of Worcester; and a few years after, on the same day, which he had ever esteemed the most fortunate for him, died.
42: The projected division of the Spada Pompey has already been recorded by the historian of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
43. Ancient Rome, like modern Sienna, abounded most propably with images of the foster-mother of her founder.
44. It is possible to be a very great man and to be still very inferior to Julius Cæsar, the most complete character, so Lord Bacon thought of all antiquity.
45.“.... omnes pene veteres; qui nihil cognosci, nihil percepi, vihil sciri posse dixerent; angustos scnsus; imbecillos animos, brevia curricula vitæ; in profundo veritatem demersam ; opinionibus et institutis omnia teneri ; nihil veritati relinqui : deinceps omnia tenebris circnmfusa esse dixerent.” The eighteenth hundred years which have elapsed since Cicero wrote this, have not removed any of the imperfections of humanity: apd the complaints of the ancient phisolophers may, without. injustice or affectation, be transcribed in a poem written yesterday.
46. Alluding to the tomb of Cecilia Matalla, called Capo di Beve, in the Appian Way, See-Historical Illustrations of the IVth Canto of Childe Harold.
47. Rich . Frane. Phil. Brunck. Poetæ. Gnomici, p. 231 edit. 1784
48. The author of the Life of Cicero,' speaking of the opinion entertained of Britian by that orator and his contemporary Romans, has some elegant passages.
49. The column of Trajan is surmounted by St. Peters; that of Aurelius by St. Paul. See-Historical Illustra. tions of the IVth Canto, &c.
50. Trajan was proverbially the best of the Roman prioces.
51. The name and exploits of Rtenzi must be familiar to the reader of Gibbon.
52. The respectable authority of Flaminius Vacca would incline us to believe in the claims of the Egerian grotto.
53." At all events," says the author of the Academical Questions," I trust, whatever may be the fate of my own speculations, that philosophy will regain that estimation which it ought to possess.
54. We read in Suetonius, that Augustus, from a warning received in a dream, counterfeited, once a year, the beggar, sitting before the gate of this palace with his hand hollowed and stretched out for charity.
55. Whether the wonderful statue whieh suggested this image be a laquerian gladiator, a Greek herald, a Spartan or barbarian shield-bearer,it must assuredly seem a copy of that masterpiece of Ctesilaus which represented
a wounded man dying who perfectly expressed what there remained of life in him.”
56. When one gladiator wounded another, he shouted, “ he has it," “ hoc batet," or“ habet."
END OF CHILDE HAROLD. W. Dugdale, Printer, 23, Russell Court, Drury Lane.