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Thou didst not tempt me, and thou couldst not tempt
I have not been thy dupe, nor am thy prey---
[The Demons disappear. ABBOT. Alas! how pale thou art---thy lips are
And thy breast heaves---and in thy gasping throat
MAN. 'Tis over---my dull eyes can fix thee not;
Cold---cold---even to the heart--
But yet one prayer---alas! how fares it with thee ?--
[MANFRED expires. ABBOT. He's gone---his soul hath ta'en its earth
Whither? I dread to think---but he is gone.
NOTES TO MANFRED.
Note 1, page 98, lines 11 and 12.
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 102, lines 3 and 4.
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 EunapiIt is well told.
Note 3, page 105, lines 26 and 27.
In words of dubious import, but fulfill'd.
The story of Pausanias, king of Sparta, (who commanded the Greeks at the batttle of Platea, and afterwards perished for an attempt to betray the Lacedemohians) and Cleonice, is told in Plutarch's life of Cimon; and in the Laconics of Pausanias the Sophist, in his decription of Greece,
Note 4, page 125, last lines.
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 them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
Genesis, ch. vi. verses 2 and 4.