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Recreations for Solitary Hours

Note IV.—Page 5

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Note IV.—Page 5.

"Now on that lofty rock reclines the Muse,
While guardian Genii hover round his seat."

The "lofty rock" here referred to, is a high peak overlooking the deep dell, and is, I think, upwards of seventy feet from the bottom. "Genii" simply signifies guardian angels, which attendants, it was believed, every one had to shield him from the ills of life, or any other danger to which he might be exposed.