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THE WINTER MORNING WALK (BOOK V)

102. The mill-dam. A reference to the Lavendon mill, about two miles from Olney.

131. The wonder of the North. The ice palace of St. Petersburg, built in 1740 by the Empress Anna.

It was constructed of large blocks of ice cut from the Neva River, and lasted from January to March.

135–137. In such a palace Aristæus found, etc. The story is found in Virgil's “Georgics,” Bk. IV. Aristæus was the son of Apollo and Cyrené, a sea-nymph. Having been robbed of his bees, of which he was very fond, by some nymphs, he complained to his mother, whom he found in her home beneath the waves.

178. At hewing mountains into men. Probably an allusion to an offer made by Dinocrates, a Macedonian sculptor, to hew Mount Athos into a statue of Alexander the Great.

179. At building human wonders mountain-high. The Pyramids of Egypt.

193. When Babel was confounded. See Genesis xi. 1-9.

213. The first artificer of death. “And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron." Genesis iv. 22.

217. Vulcan. The god of fire and the smithy. It was he that provided Jupiter with thunderbolts.

266. Fume him so. Burn incense to him.

282. Storks among frogs. See Æsop's Fable, “The Frogs desiring a King.322. Jotham ascribed to his assembled trees.

See Judges ix. 7-15.

378. The surest presage of the good they seek. “The author hopes that he shall not be censured for unnecessary warmth upon so interesting a subject. He is aware, that it is become almost fashionable, to stigmatize such senti

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ments as no better than empty declamation; but it is an Till symptom, and peculiar to modern times.” (Author's note.)

383. The Bastile. The famous Parisian prison which was destroyed on July 14, 1789, by the French revolutionists.

401. By him of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar. See Daniel iv. 10–18.

418. To read engraven on the mouldy walls. The walls of the Tower of London are half covered with inscriptions - placed there by prisoners.

444. Manichean god. Manes, the founder of the Manicheans, taught that there were two gods of equal power, the one good, the other evil; and that the world was created by the latter.

486. For which our Hampdens and our Sidneys bled. John Hampden (1594–1643), a celebrated English statesman, who refused in 1636 to pay the ship-money levied by King Charles the First, and joined the Parliamentary forces in their uprising a short time afterward. He was mortally wounded at the battle of Chalgrove Field near Oxford. Algernon Sidney (1621–1683) was also a member of the Parliamentary forces. On the restoration of Charles the Second to the throne, he was charged with complicity in the Rye House Plot, and executed.

694. Orpheus. The son of Apollo and the Muse Calliope; famed for his skill upon the lute.

707. The historic Muse. Clio, the Muse of history.

732. But gives the glorious sufferers little praise. Cowper, in a note, informs us that he had Hume in mind.

737. As Samson his green withes. See Judges xvi. 7–10.

818-822. Inquires what strains were they, etc. See Job Xxxviii. 7.

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INDEX ON NOTES

Above, below, the rose of snow, | At building human wonders,
218.

etc., 260.
A brace of warriors, 227. At hewing mountains into men,
Ægean, 212.

260.
A king, 222.

Attic warbler, 201.
Albion, 213.

Attire, 207.
Albion's coast, 240.

A voice, 220.
Alike, 205.

Awaits, 198.
A Long Story, 227.

Awake, Æolian lyre, 209.
Amazement, 218.
Amorous descant, 207.

Birds of boding cry,

211.
A mother lost so long, 240. Boadicea, 241.
An ancient pile, 227.

Briton-line, 219.
And Anjou's heroine, etc., 232. | Build to him the lofty verse,
And distant warblings, etc., 220. 226.
And float amid the liquid noon, Buskined, 220.
202.

But ah! 'tis heard no more, 214.
And moody Madness laughing But gives the glorious sufferers,
wild, 205.

etc., 261.
And, redolent of joy and youth, But left church and state, etc.,
205.

226.
And Sidney, 259.

By him of Babylon, 261.
And thy loved consort, 241. By residence, by marriage, etc.,
Antique, 204.

226.
Arcadian scenes that Maro
sings, 259.

Cadwallo's tongue, 216.
A right proper man, 226. Calender, 234.
Arvon's shore they lie, 217. Cambrian ewe, 241.
As in. Dodona, 255.

Cambria's curse, 216.
A solitary fly, 203.

Camus, 232.
A spell, 228.

Capuchine, 228.
As Samson his green withes, 261. Cattraeth’s vale, 225.
A stranger yet to pain, 204. Cecil, 233.

Ceres' golden reign, 210. Fitzroy's festal morning, 233.
Chains of regal honor deck, 225. Flora's hand, 239.
Chance, 200.

Fond, 211.
Cheapside, 234.

For which our Hampdens, etc.,
Chertsey's silent bowers, 259. 261.
Clouet, 226.

Full many a gem, etc., 198.
Cobham, 227.

Fume him so, 260.
Comus, and his midnight crew,
231.

Genii, 208.
Confusion, 215.

Glebe, 198.
Conan, 225.

Gog and Magog in Guildhall, 254.
Cynthia, 232.

Good lack, 234.
Cytherea's day, 211.

Gorgon terrors, 206.

Graces, 211.
Daughter of Jove, etc., 206. Grace the well, 259.
Dauntless earl, 222.

Granta's fruitful plain, 233.
Dear as the ruddy drops, etc., Graved on the stone, etc., 201.
217.

Great Edward with the lilies,
Deira's squadron, 225.

etc., 232.
Delphi's steep, 212.

Great Taliessin, 220.
Dianas, 259.

Groom, 228.
Didst burst thine egg, etc., 255. Gwyneth's shield, 224.
Dolphin, 208.

Half of thy heart we consecrate,
Echoing to the battle's roar, 225. 219.
Edmonton, 234.

Hard by yon wood, etc., 201.
E’en in our ashes, etc., 200. Hauberk, 222.
Eight times, 208.

Hauberk's twisted mail, 215.
Eirin, 224.

Have our troops awaked, 258.
Either Henry, 232.

Heard ye the din of battle bray,
Elegy Written in a Country 218.
Church-yard, 197.

Hela's drear abode, 223.
Elysian, 240.

Helicon's harmonious springs,
Enchanting shell, 210.

210.
Epitaph on a Hare, 241.

Hence merchants, unimpeach-
Epitaph on Johnson, 254.

able of sin, etc., 259.

Henry's holy shade, 204.
Fair laughs the morn, 218. Her lion-port, 220.
Fasces, 233.

He travels, and I travel too, 258.
Feathered king, 211.

High commission, 228.
Fierce war and faithful love, High potentates, and dames,
220.

etc., 232.
Fill high the sparkling bowl, 218. Hoary Thames, 204.

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