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NOTES.


The time in this poem may seem too short for the occurrences, but the whole of the Ægean isles are within a few hours sail of the continent, and the reader must be kind enough to take the wind as I have often found it.

Note 1, page 23, line 2.
"Of fair Olympia lov'd and left of old,

Orlando, Canto 10.

Note 2, page 29, line 10.
Around the waves' phosphoric brightness broke;

By night, particularly in a warm latitude, every stroke of the oar, every motion of the boat or ship, is followed by a slight flash like sheet lightning from the water.


Note 3, page 33, line 1.
Though to the rest the sober berry's juice.

Coffee.

Note 4, page 33, line 3.
The long Chibouque's dissolving cloud supply,

Pipe.

Note 5, page 33, line 4.
While dance the Almas to wild minstrelsy:

Dancing-girls.

Note to Canto II. page 33, line 18.

It has been objected that Conrad's entering disguised as a spy is out of Nature.—Perhaps so. I find something not unlike it in history.

"Anxious to explore with his own eyes the state of the