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2. After the Peace of Tilsit, July 1807, Bavaria under its king, Maximilian Joseph, became a member of the Confederation of the Rhine.
2. The first mighty Hunter-Nimrod.
x. 9, and Paradise Lost xii. 30.
1. Spain rose in arms after Napoleon had given
1. The rising of the Tyrolese peasants under
96. 2. Gustavus IV. of Sweden was forced by his
104. 2. Relates to the effect made by the sight of the Rhine on the Austrian army under Schwartzenberg, before the invasion of France by the Allies in 1814.
1. After the battle of Leipsic, Oct. 16 to 19,
parte. He was disinterred in 1816 after the Restoration.
109. 1. The Fast was occasioned by the Cholera of 1832.
110. 1. Professor Dowden says that the blank in the last line takes the place of the name
115. 1. Young England was the name given to the party headed by Mr Disraeli and Lord John Manners, which revolted from Peel in 1844, in consequence of Peel's tendency towards Corn Law Repeal.
Refers to the spring at Donaschingen in the
Refers to the Cato St. Conspiracy' to
Sir W. S. left Abbotsford, Sept. 23, 1831. Wordsworth had arrived to bid his friend good-bye on Sept. 21. Scott reached Naples on Dec. 17.
1. like Cocytus. W. refers to the notion that the word Greta' is from the Northern 'greet,'
167. 1. Hillary. Sir W. Hillary aided in founding the Tower of Refuge and the life-boat establishment at Douglas.
168. 1. timely aid furnished by the Poet's son. 172. 1. See p. 152 Sonnet 1.
175. 2. The concluding lines are from a sonnet of
192. 1. The quotation in line 1, is from the poet Daniel.
a Gospel Teacher, the Rev. Robert Walker, whose devoted life Wordsworth has described at length in a note on this poem. 1. Wordsworth here referred to the story of Pope
Alexander III. setting his foot on the neck of the Emperor Barbarossa at Venice. Being told that this was a mere legend, he directed the reader to substitute for it the penance inflicted by Gregory VII. on the Emperor Henry IV.
a lovely maid-the Poet's daughter, seen by him in a dream when he was at this point of the sonnet-series.
2. White. The first Bishop of the American Episcopalian Church, Bishop White, was consecrated at Lambeth, 1787.