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NOTES TO PA RISI N A.

It is the hour when from the boughs

down their cheeks, and npon their knees, imThe nightingale's high note is heard, plored him for mercy: adducing whatever rea

sons they could suggest for sparing the offenders, As twilight melts beneath the morn away. besides those motives of honour and decency

(p. 126. which might persuade him to conceal from the These fourteen lines were printed as set to public so scandalous a deed. But his rage made sic some time since, but belonged to the him inflexible, and, on the instant, he commandem where they now appear, the greater part ed that the sentence should be put in execution. which was composed prior to "Lara," and “It was, then, in the prisons of the castle, er compositions since published.

and exactly in those frightful dungeons which

are seen at this day beneath the chamber called at should have won as haught a crest. (p. 128. the Aurora, at the foot of the Lion's tower, at Haught-haughty."Away, haught man, thon the top of the street Giovecca, that on the night insulting me. SHAKSPEARE, Richard II. of the twenty-first of May, were beheaded, first,

Ugo, and afterwards Parisina. Zoese, he that ller life began and closed in woe. [p. 130. accused her, conducted the latter under his arm This tarned out a calamitous year for the to the place of punishment. She, all along, fanople of Ferrara, for there occurred a very cied, that she was to be thrown into a pit, and Igical event in the court of their sovereign. asked at every step, whether she was yet come ir annals, both printed and in manuscript, to the spot ? She was told that her punishment th the exception of the unpolished and negli- was the axe. She inquired what was become of at work of Sardi, and one other, have given Ugo, and received for answer, that he was e following relation of it, from which, how already dead; at the which, sighing grievously, er, are rejected many details, and especially she exclaimed, “Now, then, I wish not myselí

narrative of Bandelli, who wrote a century to live;' and being come to the block, she erwards, and who does not accord with the stripped herself with her own hands of all her temporary historians.

ornaments, and wrapping a cloth round her "By the above mentioned Stella dell' Assas- head, submitted to the fatal stroke which termi10, the Marquis, in the year 1405, had a son nated the cruel scene. The same was done with lled Ugo, a beautiful and ingenious youth. Rangoni, who, together with the others, accordtrisina Malatesta, second wife of Niccolo, like ing to two calendars in the library of St. Frane generality of stepmothers, treated him with cesco, was buried in the cemetery of that contle kindness, to the infinite regret of the Mar- vent. Nothing else is known respecting the is, who regarded him with fond partiality. women. ne day she asked leave of her husband to un- “The Marquis kept watch the whole of that rtake a certain journey, to which he consent-dreadful night, and, as he was walking back, but upon condition that Ugo should bear her wards and forwards, inquired of the Captain of mpany; for he hoped by these means to in the castle if Ugo was dead yet? who answered ce her, in the end, to lay aside the obstinate him, Yes. He then gave himself up to the most ersion which she had conceived against him. desperate lamentations, exclaiming, "Oh! that I id indeed this intent was accomplished but too were dead, since I have been hurried on to

well, since, during the journey, she not only resolve thus against my own Ugo!". And then vested' herself of all her hatred, but fell into gnawing with his teeth a cane which he had in e opposite extreme. After their return, the his hand, he passed the rest of the night in arquis had no longer any occasion to renew sighs and tears, calling frequently npon his own & former reproofs. It happened one day that dear llgo. On the following day, calling to mind servant of the Marquis, named Zoese, or, as that it would be necessary to make public his me call him, Giorgio, passing before the apart- justification, seeing, that the transaction could ents of Parisina, saw going out from them one not be kept secret, he ordered the narrative to her chambermaids, ail terrified and in tears. be drawn out upon paper, and sent it to all the king the reason, she told him that her mis- courts of Italy. ess, for some slight offence, had been beating "On receiving this advice, the Doge of Venice, r; and, giving vent to her rage, she added, Francesco Foscari, gave orders, but without pubat she could easily be revenged, if she chose lishing his reasons, that stop should be put to make known the criminal familiarity which the preparations for a tournament, which under bsisted between Parisina and her step-son. the auspices of the Marquis, and at the expense he servant took note of the words, and related of the city of Padua, was about to take place, em to his master. He was astounded thereat, in the square of St. Mark, in order to celebrate t scarcely believing his ears, he assured him his advancement to the decal chair. If of the fact, alas ! too clearly, on the 18th of “The Marquis, in addition to what he had alay, 1425, by looking through a hole made in the ready done, 'from some unaccountable burst of iling of his wife's chamber. Instantly he broke vengeance, commanded that as many of the marto a furious rage, and arrested both of them, ried women as were well known to him to be gether with Aldobrandino Rangoni, of Modena, faithless, like his Parasina, should, like her, be I gentleman, and also, as some say, two of beheaded. Amongst others, Barbarina, or as e women of her chamber, as abettors of this some call her, Laodamia Romei, wife of the nful act. He ordered them to be brought to a court judge, underwent this sentence, at the isty trial, desiring the judges to pronounce usual place of execution, that is to say, in the ntence, in the accustomed forms, upon the quarter of St. Giacomo, opposite the present Iprits.' This sentence was death. Some there fortress, beyond St. Paul's. “It cannot be told ere that bestirred themselves in favour of the how strange appeared this proceeding in a prince, linquents, and, amongst others, Ugoccion Con- who, considering his own disposition, should, as ario, who was all-powerful with Niccolo, and it seemed, have been in such cases most indulgent. $0 his aged and much deserving minister Al- Some, however, there were, who did not fail to irto dal Sale. Both of these, their tears flowing commend him." Frizzi, History of Ferrara.

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NOTES TO THE PRISONER OF CHILLON.

By Bonnivard May none those marks efface! Bonnivard fat garant ; ses manuscrits qui

(p. 131. sont dans la bibliothèque publique, pretten François de Bonnivard, fils de Louis de Bon- qu'il avait bien lu les auteurs classiques latin nivard, originaire de Seyssel et Seigneur de et qu'il avait approfondi la théologie et l'hion Lunes, naquit en 1496 ; il fit ses études à Turin. Ce grand homme aimait les sciences, et il nu En 1510 Jean Aimé de Bonnivard, son oncle, lui qu'elles pouvaient faire la gloire de com résigna le Prieuré de St. Victor, qui aboutissait aussi il ne négligea rien pour les fieri aux murs de Genève, et qui forinait un bénéfice cette ville naissante ; en 1550 il donna sa fie considérable.

thèque au pablic; elle fut le commencement de Ce grand homme (Bonnivard mérite ce titre notre bibliothèque publique; et ces listed par la force de son âme, la droiture de son en partie les rares et belles éditions de pe cæur, la noblesse de ses intentions, la sagesse zième siècle qu'on voit dans notre ellerin de ses conseils, le courage de ses démarches, Enfin, pendant la même année, ce ban para l'étendue de ses connaissances et la vivacité de institua la République son héritière, à cueden son esprit), ce grand homme, qui excitera l'ad- qu'elle emploierait ses biens à entretenir les miration de tous ceux qu'une vertu héroique lége dont on projetait la fondation. peut encore émouvoir, inspirera encore la plus Il parait que Bonnivard mourut en 1370: me vive reconnaissance dans les cæurs des Génevois on ne peut l'assurer, parce qu'il y a de lacan qui aiment Genève. Bonnivard en fut toujours dans le Nécrologe depuis le mois de Junt an des plus fermes appuis : pour assurer la li- 1570 jusqu'en 1571. berté de notre République, il ne craignit pas de perdre souvent la sienne; il oublia son repos ;

In a single night. il méprisa ses richesses ; il ne négligea rien Ludovico Sforza, and others. The fast pour affermir le bonheur d'une patrie qu'il ho- anserted of Marie Antoinette's, the super nora de son choix: dès ce moment il la chérit Louis XVI., though not in quite so short a period comme le plus zélé de ses citoyens ; il la servit Grief is said to have the same effect: to sack avec l'intrépidité d'un héros, et il écrivit son and not to fear, this change in her's was tok histoire avec la naïveté d'un philosophe et la attributed. chaleur d'un patriote.

Il dit dans le commencement de son histoire From Chillon's snoir-white battlement. (p 101 de Genève, que, dès qu'il eut commencé de lire The Chateau de Chillon is situated betwo l'histoire des nations, il se sentit entrainé par Clarens and Villeneuve, which last is *** son gout pour les Républiques, dont il épousa extremity of the Lake of Geneva. On its le toujours les intérêts : c'est ce gout pour la liberté are the entrances of the Rhone, and eppes qui lui fit sans doute adopter Genève pour sa patrie. are the heights of Mellerie and the range

Bonnivard, encore jeune, s'annonça hautement Alps above Boveret and St. Gingo. comme le défenseur de Genève contre le Duc Near it, on a hill behind, is a torrent: beber de Savoye et l'Evéque.

it, washing its walls, the lake has been fatbari En 1519, Bonnivard devint le martyr de sa to the depth of 800 feet (French measare); vida patrie: le Duc de Savoye étant entré dans Ge- it are a range of dangeons, in which the early nève avec cinq-cents hommes, Bonnivard craig- reformers, and subsequently prisoners of set nit le ressentiment du Duc; il voulut se retirer were confined. Across one of the ratio s à Fribourg pour en éviter les suites ; mais il beam black with age, on which we were infota fut trahi par deux hommes qui l'accompagnaient, ed that the condemned were formerly executida et conduit par ordre da Prince à Grolée, où il in the cells are seven pillars, or, rather, er resta prisonnier pendant deux ans. Bonnivard one being half merged in the wall; in tamil était inalheureux dans ses voyages; comme ses these are rings for the fetters and the festere malheurs n'avaient point ralenti son zélé pour in the pavement the steps of Bonaivard bare Genève, il était toujours un ennemi redoutable left their traces-he was confined here seteru pour ceux qui la menaçaient, et par conséquent years. il devait être exposé à leurs coups. Il fut ren. contré en 1530 sur le Jura, par des voleurs, qui the catastrophe of his Heloise, in the restoran

It is by this castle that Rousseau bas buri le dépouillèrent, et qui le mirent encore entre one of her children by Julie' from the site les mains du Duc de Savoye: ce Prince le fit the shock of which, and the illness produced by enfermer dans le Château de Chillon, où il the immersion, is the cause of her death. resta sans être interrogé jusqu'en 1536 ; il fut The chateau' is large, and seen along the lake alors délivré par les Bernois, qui s'emparèrent for a great distance. The walls are white. du Pays de Vaud.

Bonnivard, en sortant de sa captivité, eut le And then there was a little isle. plaisir de trouver Genève libre et réformée : la Between the entrances of the Rhone and 17 république s'empressa de lui témoigner sa re- leneuve, not far from Chillon, is a very small connaissance et de le dédommager des maux island; the only one I could perceive, in af qu'il avait soufferts ; elle le reçut Bourgeois de voyage round and over the lake, within is for la ville au mois de Juin 1536; elle lui donna la cuinference. It contains a few trees (I think w maison habitée autrefois par le Vicaire-Général, above three), and from its singleness and disa et elle lui assigna une pension de 200 écus d'or nutive size has a peculiar effect upon the very tant qu'il séjournerait à Genève. Il fut admis When the foregoing poem was composed I. dans le Conseil des Deux-cents en 1537. Bonnivard n'a pas fini d'etre atile: après vard, or I should have endeavoured to digaris

not sufficiently aware of the history of Bear avoir travaillé à rendre Genève libre, il réussit the subject by an attempt to celebrate his en Conseil à accorder aux Ecclésiastiques et aur will be found in the above vote to the "Sear propositions qu'on leur faisait; il réussit par sa by the kindness of a citizen of that Republic douceur: on preche toujours' le Christianisme which is still proud of the memory of a su avec succès quand on le préche avee charité. worthy of the best age of ancient freedom

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NOTES TO BE P P 0.

Like the lost Pleiad seen no more below. aspirate, according to the Arabesque guttural.

(p. 144. St. 14. It means what there is as yet no precise naine "Quæ septem dici sex tamen esse solent." Ovid. for in England, though the practice is as com

mon as in any tramontane country whatever. lis name Giuseppe, call d more briefly, Beppo.

[p. 145. St. 25. Beppo is the Joe of the Italian Joseph.

Raphael, who died in thy embrace, and sies. The Spaniards call the persona Cortejo."

(p. 147. St. 46. [p. 146. St. 37. For the received accounts of the cause of Ra"Cortejo " is pronounced "Corteho," with an phael's death, see his Lives.

NOTES TO DON JUA N.

NOTES TO CANTO I.

That e'er by precious metal was held in.

[p. 199. St. 71. Brave men were living before Agamemnon.

This dress is Moorish, and the bracelets and

bar are worn in the manner described. The

[p. 153. St. 5. “Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona. HORACE.

reader will perceive hereafter, that, as the

mother of Haidee was of Fez, her daughter Save thine incomparable oil," Macassar !

wore the garb of the country.

[p. 154. St. 17. "Description des vertus incomparables de l'huile

A like gold bar, above her instep rolld. e Macassar."--See the advertisement.

(p. 199. St. 72.

The bar of gold above the instep is a mark They only add them all in an appendix.

of sovereign rank in the women of the families [p. 156. St. 44.

of the Deys, and is worn as such by their female Fact. There is, or was, such an edition, with

relatives. II the obnoxious epigrams of Martial placed by hemselves at the end.

Her person i allow'd at large to run.

[p. 199. St. 73. The bard I quote from does not sing amiss.

This is no exaggeration; there were four

(p. 160. St. 88. women, whom I remember to have seen, who Campbell's Gertrude of Wyoming; it is the possessed their hair in this profusion ; of these, pening of Canto III.

three were English, the other was a Levantine.

Their hair was of that length and quantity, Is it for this that General Count O'Reilly,

that when let down, it almost entirely shaded Who Look Algiers, declares I used him vilely? the person, 80 as nearly to render dress a su

(p. 165. St. 148. perfluity: Of these, only one had dark hair ; the Donna Julia here made a mistake. Count

Oriental's had, perhaps, the lightest colour of D'Reilly did not take Algiers—but Algiers very

the four, early took him; he and his army and fleet etreated with great loss, and not much credit, Soft hour! which wakes the wish and melts the rom before that city.

heart.

(p. 204. St. 108.

Era già l' ora che volge 'I disio, My days of love are over, me no more

A naviganti, e 'ntenerisce il cuore ;

(p. 171. St. 216. Lo di chi han detto a' dolci amici a dio; Me nec femina, nec puer

E che lo nuovo peregrin' d' amore Jam, nec spes animi credula mutui,

Punge, se ode squilla di lontano, Nec certare juvat mero,

Che paja 'l giorno pianger che si muore." Nec vincire novis tempora floribus.

DANTE's Purgatory, C. 8. This last line is the first of Gray's Elegy,

taken by him without acknowledgment. NOTES TO CAN TO III.

Some hands unseen strew'd flowers upon his tomb. For none likes more to hear himself converse.

(p. 204. St. 109. [p. 197. St. 45. See Suetonius for this fact. Rispose allor' Margatte, a dirtel tosto,

lo non credo più al nero ch' all azzurro; Ma nell cappone, o lesso, o vuogli arrosto,

NOTES TO CANTO IV. E credo alcuna volta anco nel burro; Nella cervogia, e quando io n'ho nell mosto,

A vein had burst. (p. 209. St. 59. E molto più nell' espro che il mangurro; This is no very uncommon effect of the vioMa sopra tutto nel buon vino ho fede, lence of conflicting and different passions. The E credo che sia salvo chi gli crede.

Doge Francis Foscari, on his deposition, in 1457, Pulci, Morgante Maggiore, 18, 151. hearing the bell of St. Mark announce the elec

tion of his sucocesor, “mourut subitement d'une A marble fountain echoes, (p. 220. 8. hémorrhagie causée par une veine qui éclata A common furniture.—I recollect being reces dans sa poitrine, (see Sismondi and Daru,)ed by Ali Pacha, in a room containing a sardik at the age of eighty years, when “Who woulá basin and fountain. have thought the old man had so much blood in him?" Before I was sixteen years of age, I was witness to a melancholy instance of the

The gate so splendid was in all its fester same effect of mixed passions upon a young person; who, however, did not die in consequence, at "the feature upon which this question hingen

Features of a gate - a ministerial netapkan that time, but fell a victim some years afterwards See the “Fudge Family," or bear Castlerei to a seizure of the same kind, arising from causes intimately connected with agi etion of mind.

Though on more thorough-bred or faire una But sold by the impresario at no' high rate.

(p. 225. (p. 211. St. 80. There is perhaps nothing more distino / This is a fact. A few years ago a man engaged birth than the hand: it is almost the who a company for some foreign theatre, embarked of blood which aristocracy can generate. them at an Italian port, and, carrying them to Algiers, sold them all. One of the women, returned from her captivity, I heard sing, by

Save Solyman, the glory of their live a strange coincidence, in Rossini's opera of

(p. 229. & fet „L'Italiana in Algeri," "at Venice, in the begin- in his essay "on Empire, " hints that sedimer

It may not be unworthy of remark, that Bars, ning of 1817.

was the last of his line; on what authority, I From all the pope makes yearly 'twould perples

know not. These are his words: “The degre To find three perfect pipes of the third sex.

tion of Mustapha was so fatal to Solyuan's ie,

(p. 212. St. 86. as the succession of the Turks from Selyaa. It is strange that it should be the Pope and until this day, is suspected to be untrue, al the Sultan who are the chief encouragers of this of strange blood; for that Solymos the Stand branch of trade – women being prohibited as was thought to be supposititious." Bat Bacus, in singers at St. Peter's, and not deemed trust- bis historical authorities, is often inaccurate worthy as guardians of the haram.

could give half a dozen instances frea

apophthegins only. While weeds and ordure rankle round the base. Being in the humour of criticism, I shall p>

(p. 214. St. 103. ceed, after having ventured upon the slips The pillar which records the baitle of Ravenna Bacon, to touch on one or two as trifling in is about two miles from the city, on the opposite edition of the British poets, by the jestly-cele side of the river to the road towards "Forli. brated Campbell.—But I do this in good will Gaston de Foix, who gained the battle, was kills and trust it will be so taken.—If any thing con ed in it; there fell on both sides twenty thousand add to my opinion of the talents and true feel men. The present state of the pillar and its site ing of that gentleman, it would be his classid is described in the text.

honest, and triumphant defence of Pope, agus
the vulgar cant of the day, and its existing

Grub-street.
NOTES TO CANTO V.

The inadvertencies to which I allude are :

Firstly, in speaking of Anstey, when he # The ocean stream.

[p. 215. St. 3. cuses of having taken “his leading characko This expression of Homer has been much cri- from Smollett." Anstey's Bath Guide was pret ticised. li hardly answers to our Atlantic ideas lished in 1766. Smollett's Homphry Clinter itke of the ocean, bat is sufficiently applicable to the only, work of Smollett's from which Takie Hellespont, and the Bosphorus, with tho Ægean could have been taken) was written during intersected with islands.

Smollett's last residence at Leghorn, in 178.

" Argal,if there has been any borrowing, dr The Giant's Grave.

(p. 215. St. 5. stey must be the creditor, and not the debtur i " The Giant's Grave" is a height on the refer Mr. Campbell to his own data in his lives Adriatic shore of the Bosphorus, much frequented of Smollett and Anstey. by holiday parties : Jike Harrow and Highgate.

Secondly, Mr. Campbell says in the life di

Cow per that “he knows not to when Cowper And running out as fast as I was able.

alludes in these lines: The assassination alladed to took place on the Built

God a church, and laugh`d his word to seert

. {p. 218. St. 33. Nor he who, for the bane of thousands bera, eighth of December, 1820, in the streets of R-, not a hundred paces from the residence of the The Calvinist meant Voltaire, and the ehera writer. The circumstances were as described. of Ferney, with its inscription, " Des erent

Voltaire." Killd by five bullets from an old gun-barrel. Thirdly, in the life of Burus, Mr. C. quates

(p. 218. St. 34. Shakespeare thus,There was found close by him an old gunbarrel, sawn hall off: it had just been discharged,

To gild refined gold, to paint the roke, and was still warm.

Or add fresh perfume to the violet.

This version by no means improves the erigi Prepared for supper with a glass of rum. nal, which is as follows:

(p. 220. St. 53. In Turkey nothing is inore common than for

To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, • the Mussulmans to take several glasses of strong

To throw a perfume on the violet, spirits by way of appetizer. I have seen them take as many as six of raki before dinner, and swear that they dined the better for it; I tried reet;' he should also be accurate when he accuses

A great poet quoting another should be car having heard that the birds called kittiewiak: "borrowing: a poet had better borrow any this the experiment, but was like the Scotchman, who a Parnassian brother or that dangerous charge were admirable whets , ute six of them, and excepting anoney than the thonghts of anothercomplaiurd that he was no lunsrier than when they are always sure to be reclaimed : butun he began."

Ivery liard, having been the lender, to be de

Kisc Joss

inced as the debtor, as in the case of Anstey Bid Ireland's Londonderry's Marquess show rsus Smollett.

His parts of speech.

(p. 268. St. 49. Is there is “honour amongst thieves, " let This was written long before the suicide of re be some amongst poets, and give each his that person.

;- none can afford to give it more than Mr. mpbell himself, who, with a high reputation Your "fortune" was in a fair way "to swell

originality, and a' fame which cannot be A man," as Giles says. (p. 269. St. 63. iken, is the only poet of the times (except “His Fortune swells him, it is rank, he's gers) who can be reproached (and inahim it is married.“—Sir Giles Overrcach. MASSINGER. leed a reproach) with having written too little.

NOTES TO CANTO X.
NOTES TO CANTO VIII.
Au sounds it pierceth, Allah! Allah! Hu!"

Would scarcely join again the "reformadoes." [p. 251. St. 8.

[p. 273. St. 13. Allah! Hu!" is properly the war - cry of the Bradwardine, in Waverley, is authority for

“Reformers," or rather "Reformed." The Baron ossulmans, and they dwell long on the last the word. llable, which gives it a very wild and peculiar 'ect.

The endless soot bestows a tint far deeper Carnage" (80 Wordsworth tells you) is God's

Than can be hid by eltering his shirt.

(p. 273. St. 15. daughter

[p. 251. SL 9.

Query suit ?—Print&B'S DEVIL. “But thy ") most dreaded instrument In working out a pure intent,

Balgounie's Brig's black wall. (p. 273. St. 18 Is man array'd for mutual slaughter;

The brig of Don, near the "auld toun" of Yea, Carnage is thy daughter! WORDSWORTH's Thanksgiving Ode. salmon stream below, is in my memory as yester

Aberdeen, with its one arch and its black deep es printed Grove, although his name was Grose. misquote, the awful proverb which made me

day. I still remember, though perhaps I may A fact; see the Waterloo Gazettes. I recollect pause to cross it, and yet lean over it with a marking at the time to a friend :-“There is the another's side. The saying as recollected by

childish delight, being an only son, at least by me! a man is killed, his name is Grose, and ley print it Grove." 'I was at college with the me was this, but I have never heard or seen it

since I was nine years of age :eceased, who was a very amiable and clever an, and his society in great request for his “Brig of Balgounie, black's your wa'; it, gaiety, and "chansons à boire."

Wi' a wife's ae son and a mear's ae foal,

Doun ye shall fa'!" r'is pity "that such meanings should pave Hell."

(p. 252. St. 25. The Portuguese proverb says that “Hell is

Oh, for a forty-parson-power to chaut

Thy praise, Hypocrisy! [p. 275. St. 34. aved with good intentions."

A metaphor taken from the “forty-horse-power"

of a steam-engine. That mad wag, the Reverend NOTES TO CANTO IX.

S. S., sitting hy a brother-clergyman at dinner,

observed afterwards that his dull neighbour had Humanity would rise, and thunder Nay!

a "twelve-parson-power" of conversation.

(p. 263. St. 1. Query, Ney?_PRINTER'S Devil.

To strip the Saxons of their hydes, like tannere.

[p. 275. St. 36. And send the sentinel before your gate

“Hyde." - I believe a hyde of land to be a A slice or two from your luxurious

meals. legitimate word, and as such subject to the tax

(p. 264. St. 6. of a quibble. "I at this time got a post, being sick for fatigue, rith four others. - We were sent to break bis- Was given to her favourite, and now bore his. uit, and make a mess for Lord Wellington's

[p. 276. St. 49. ounds. I was very hungry, and thought it a The Empress went to the Crimea, accompanied ood job at the time, as we got our own fill by the Emperor Joseph, in the year-I forget chile we broke the biscuit ,- a thing I had not which. (It was 1787.) ot for some days. When thus engaged, the 'rodigal Son was vever once out of my mind; Which gave her dukes the graceless name of nd I sighed, as I fed the dogs, over my humble

Biron."

(p. 277. St. 58. ituation and my ruined hopes." — Journal of a In the Empress Anne's time, Biren, her favourloldier of the 71st Regt. during the War in Spain. ite, assumed the name and arms of the “Birons"

(p. 266. Si. 33. of France, which families are yet extant with

that of England. There are still the daughters Because he could no more digest his dinner. of Courland of that name; one of them I reHe was killed in a conspiracy, after his temper member seeing in England in the blessed year lad been exasperated, by his extrcme costivity, of the Allies - the Duchess of S.- to whom the o a degree of insanity.

English Duchess of S-t presented me as a

namesake. And had just buried the fair-faced Lanskoi.

(p. 268. St. 47. Eleven thousand maidenheads of bone, He was the “grande passion" of the grande 'atherine.

The greatest number flesh hath ever known. - See her Lives, under the head of

(p. 277. St. 62. 'Lanskoy."

St. Ursula and her eleven thousand virgins

were still extant in 1816, and may be so yet as *) To wit, the Deity's. This is perhaps as much as ever. pretty a pedigree for Murder, as ever was found out by Garter King -at-Arms. – What Who butcher'd half the earth, and bullied t'other. would have been said had any free - spoken

(p. 279. St. 81. people discovered such a lineage ?

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