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d03 has been admired by those whose approbation is valuable. I am glad of it: but it is not original—at least not mine; it may be found much better expressed in pages 182-3-4 of the English version of " Vathek" (I forget the precise page of the French), a work to which I have before referred; and never recur to, or read, without a renewal of gratification.

Note 8, page 36, line 18. The horsetails are plucked from the ground, and the sword. The horsetail, fixed upon a lance, a Pasha's standard.

Note 9, page 42, line f. And since the day, when in the strait. In the naval battle at the mouth of the Dardanelles, between the Venetians and the Turks.

Note 10, page 54, line J. The jackal's troop, in gathered cry. I believe I have taken a poetical license to transplant the jackal from Asia. In Greece I never saw nor heard these animals; but among the ruins of Ephesus I have heard them by hundreds. They haunt ruins, and follow armies.

PARISINA.

TO

SCROPE BEARDMORE DAVIES, Esq.

THE FOLLOWING POEM
IS INSCRIBED

BY ONE WHO HAS LONG ADMIRED HIS TALENTS
AND VALUED HIS FRIENDSHIP.

Jan. 22, 1816.

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