CANTO THE FIRST.
"———nessun maggior dolore,
Dante, Inferno, v. 121.
"O'er the glad waters of the dark blue sea,
- 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.
"Survey the region, and confess her home."
Windsor Forest, by A. Pope, line 256.]