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Recreations for Solitary Hours

Note XI.—Page 12

Note XI.—Page 12.

"Ah, Dryade then could no defence maintain,
While sorely laboured by th' afflicting scourge."

Dryade, a nymph of the woods, here represents the trees in general round the scenery, which, during the prevailing storm of wind represented by "great Æolus," the god of winds, are like to be overthrown in the tempest.