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SPIRIT. Mortal! thine hour is come-Away! I say.
Man. I knew, and know my hour is come, but not To render up my soul to such as thee : Away! I'll die as I have lived--alone. Spirit. Then I must summon up my brethren.--Rise!
[Other Spirits rise up. ABBOT. Avaunt! ye evil ones !-Avaunt! I say,-Ye have no power where piety hath power, And I do charge ye in the nameSPIRIT.
Man. I do defy ye ;---though I feel my soul
life Which made thee wretched ! Man.
Thou false fiend, thou liest! My life is in its last hour,---that I know,
Nor would redeem a moment of that hour;
But thy many crimes
Man. What are they to such as thee?
Thou didst not tempt me, and thou couldst not tempt
[The Demons disappear. Аввот. . Alas! how pale thou art---thy lips are
white--And thy breast heaves---and in thy gasping throat The accents rattle--Give thy prayers to heaven--Pray---albeit but in thought,---but die not thus.
Man. 'Tis over---my dull eyes can fix thee not; But all things swim around me, and the earth Heaves as it were beneath me. Fare thee well,--Give me thy hand.
ABBOT Cold---cold---even to the heart--But yet one prayer---alas ! how fares it with thee?.. Man. Old man! 'tis not so difficult to die.
MANFRED expires. ABBOT. He's gone---his soul hath ta'en its earth
less flight--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.
fountain dwellings raised Eros and Anteros, at Gadara. The philosopher lamblicus. The story of the raising of Eros and Anteros may be found in his life, by Eunapius. It is well told.
Note 3. page 105, lines 26 and 27.
she replied 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.