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NOTES TO LETTER I.

Note 1, page 4, line 18.

Sits the large lily as the water's queen. The white water-lily. Nymphæa alba.

Note 2, page 5, line 1.

Sampire-banks. The jointed glasswort. Salicornia is here meant, not the true sampire, the crithmum maritimum.

Note 3, page 5, line 1.

Salt-wort. The salsola of botanists.

Note 4, page 6, line 18. And planks which curve and crackle in the smoke. The curvature of planks for the sides of a ship, &c. is, I am informed, now generally made by the power of steam. Fire is nevertheless still used for boats and vessels of the smaller kind.

Note 5, page 10, lines 5 and 6.
And oft the foggy banks on ocean lie,

Lift the fair sail, and cheat th' experienced eye. Of the effect of these mists, known by the name of fogbanks, wonderful and indeed incredible relations are given ; but their property of appearing to elevate ships at sea, and to bring them in view, is, I believe, generally acknowledged.

VOL. II.

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THE BOROUGH.

LETTER II.

THE CHURCH.

Festinat enim decurrere velox
Flosculus angustæ miseræque brevissima vitæ
Portio ! dum bibimus, dum serta, unguenta, puellas
Poscimus, obrepit non intellecta senectus.

Juvenal. Satir, ix. lin. 126.

And when at last thy love shall die,

Wilt thou receive his parting breath ? Wilt thou repress each struggling sigh, And cheer with smiles the bed of death ?

Percy.

Several Meanings of the word Church— The Building so called,

here intended-Its Antiquity and Grandeur-Columns and Ailes—The Tower: the Stains made by Time compared with the mock Antiquity of the Artist-Progress of Vegetation on such Buildings—Bells—Tombs : one in decay-Mural Monuments, and the Nature of their Inscriptions-An Instance in a departed Burgess—Churchyard GravesMourners for the Dead-A Story of a betrothed Pair in humble Life, and Effects of Grief in the Survivor.

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