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“ The only voice that could soothe the passions of the
savage (Alphonso 3d) was that of an amiable and virtuous * wife, the sole object of his love; the voice of Donna Isa“ bella, the daughter of the Duke of Savoy, and the grand“ daughter of Philip 2d, King of Spain.-Her dying words “ sunk deep into his memory; his fierce spirit melted into “ tears; and after the last embrace, Alphonso retired into " his chamber to bewail his irreparable loss, and to meditate
on the vanity of human life.”—Miscellaneous Works of Gibbon, New Edition, 8vo. vol. 3, page 473.
The Serfs are glad through Lara's wide domain, And Slavery half forgets her feudal chain;
He, their unhoped, but unforgotten lord,
There be bright faces in the busy hall,