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I NOTHING earthly save the ray
As in those gardens where the day
’T was a sweet time for Nesace - for there
* A star was discovered by Tycho Brahe, which appeared suddenly in the heave ens; attained, in a few days, a brilliancy surpassing that of Jupiter; then as sude denly disappeared, and has never been seen since.
Away — away —’mid seas of rays that roll
Now happiest, loveliest in yon lovely Earth,
All hurriedly she knelt upon a bed
* On Santa Maura
Upon the flying footsteps of — deep pride -
Sappho. | This flower is much noticed by Lewenhoeck and Toumcfort. The bee, feeding upon its blossom, becomes intoxicated.
# Clytia, — the Chrysanthemum Peruvianum, or, to employ a better known term, the Turnsoi, — which turns continually towards the sun, covers itself, like
And that aspiring flower that sprang on Earth
“ Spirit ! that dwellest where,
In the deep sky,
In beauty vie !
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 odor 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.
† 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.
|| And golden vials full of odors which are the prayers of the saints. – Rev. St. John.
Beyond the line of blue
The boundary of the star Which turneth at the view
Of thy barrier and thy bar Of the barrier overgone
By the comets who were cast From their pride, and from their throne
To be drudges till the lastTo be carriers of fire
(The red fire of their heart) With speed that may not tire
And with pain that shall not part –
What spirit shall reveal ?
Thy messenger hath known
A model of their own
* The Humanitarians held that God was to be understood as having really a human form. – Vide Clarke's Sermons, vol. 1, page 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 Mesopotainia, was condemned for the