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My own hereafter.-Back, ye baffled fiends!
[The Demons disappear. Abbot. Alas! how pale thou art— -thy lips are whiteAnd thy breast heaves-and in thy gasping throat The accents rattle-Give thy prayers to HeavenPray-albeit but in thought, but die not thus.
Man. 'Tis over-my dull eyes can fix thee not; But all things swim around me, and the earth Heaves as it were beneath me. Fare thee wellGive me thy hand.
Cold-cold-even to the heart But yet one prayer-alas! how fares it with thee? Mun. Old man! 'tis not so difficult to die.
[MANFRED expires. Abbot. He's gone-his soul hath ta'en its earthless
Whither? I dread to think-but he is gone.
Note 1, page 23, lines 10 and 11.
the sunbow's rays still arch
The torrent with the many hues of heaven.
This iris is formed by the rays of the sun over the lower part of the alpine torrents: it is exactly like a rainbow, come down to pay a visit, and so close that you may walk into it :-this effect lasts till noon.
Note 2, page 26, lines 18 and 19.
He who from out their fountain dwellings raised
The philosopher Iamblicus. The story of the raising of Eros and Anteros may be found in his life by Eunapius. It is well told.
Note 3, page 29, lines 29 and 30.
In words of dubious import, but fulfill'd.
The story of Pausanias, king of Sparta, (who commanded the Greeks at the battle of Platea, and afterwards perished for an attempt to betray the Lacedemonians) and Cleonice, is told in Plutarch's life of Cimon; and in the Laconics of Pausanias the Sophist, in his description of Greece.
Note 4, page 47, lines 4 and 5.
-the giant sons
Of the embrace of angels.
"That the Sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were fair," &c.
"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to thein, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
Genesis, ch. vi. verses 2 and 4.