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(Falling in wreathes through many a startled star,
All hurriedly she knelt upon a bed
* On Santa Maura-olim Deucadia.
olim Deucadia. + Sappho. #This flower is much noticed by Leuwenhoek and Tournefort. The bee feeding upon its blossom becomes intoxicated.
In Trebizond; and on a sunny flower,
*“Clytia—the Chrysanthemum Peruvianum, or, to employ a better-known term, the turnsol, which turns continually towards the sun, covers itself, like Peru, the country from which it comes, with dewy clouds, which cool and refresh its flowers during the most violent heat of the day.”—B. DE ST. PIERRE.
* “ There is cultivated in the king's garden at Paris, a species of serpentine aloes without prickles, whose large and beautiful flower exhales a strong odour of the vanilla during the time of its expansion, which is very short. It does not blow till towards the month of July; you then perceive it gradually open its petals, expand them, fade, and die.”-ST. PIERRE.
And Valisnerian Lotus,* thither flown
In the deep sky,
In beauty vie:
The boundary of the star,
Of thy barrier and thy bar-
By the comets who were cast
To be drudges to the last
* There is found in the Rhone a beautiful lily of the Valisnerian kind. Its stem will stretch to the length of three or four feet, thus preserving its head above water in the swellings of the river. + The hyacinth.
It is a fiction of the Indians, that Cupid was first seen floating in one of these down the river Ganges, and that he still loves the cradle of his childhood.
S“ And golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints.”-Rev. of St. John.
To be carriers of fire
(The red fire of their heart)
And with pain that shall not part-
In eternity-we feel
What spirit shall reveal ?
Thy messenger hath known,
A model of their own ;*
The star hath ridden high
Beneath thy burning eye;
In thought that can alone
* The Humanitarians held that God was to be understood as having really a human form.--Vide CLARKE's Sermons, vol. i., p. 26, fol. edit.
“The drift of Milton's argument leads him to employ language which would appear, at first sight, to verge upon their doctrine; but it will be seen immediately that he guards himself against the charge of having adopted one of the most ignorant errors of the dark ages of the Church.”—Dr. Sumner's Notes on Milton's Christian Doctrine.
This opinion, in spite of many testimonies to the contrary, could never have been very general. Andeus, a Syrian of Mesopotamia, was condemned for the opinion as heretical. He lived