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ijv. (Joseph, lib. 5. c. 5). See the whole description.

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Thi/ brethren of the Porch, imperial Titus.
Mr. Heber's " Stoic tyrant's philosophic pride" will occur
to the memory at least of academic readers.

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Let this night
Our wide encircling tvalls complete their circuit.
" The days shall come upon thee when thine enemies shall
cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep
thee in on every side." Luke xix. 43.
For the remarkable and perfect completion of this prophecy,

164 NOTES.

. see the description of the wall built by Titus. — Josephus,
lib. V. ch. 12.

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/ should give to thejlame
fFhate'er opposed the sovereign suoay of C<^sar.
Terentius, or Turnus Rufus, is marked with singular de-
testation in the Jewish traditions.

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Sweet Jbuntain, once again I visit thee !
The fountain of Siloe was just without the walls. The
upper city, occupied by Simon {Joseph, v. 6.), ended nearly on
a line with the fountain. Though, indeed, Simon had pos-
session of parts also of the lower city. — Joseph, v. 1.

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Let Gischala, letjallen Jotapata.
Gischala and Jotapata, towns before taken by the Romans.

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Our bridal songs, 8^c.
It must be recollected, that the unmarried state was looked
on with peculiar horror by the Jewish maidens. By marriage
there was a hope of becoming the mother of the Messiah.

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Did old Mathias hold.
Simon put to death Mathias the High Priest and his sons,
by whom he had been admitted into the city.

NOTES. 165

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Ye want not testimonies to your mildness.

Titus crucified round the city those who fled from the

famine and the cruelty of the leaders within. (Joseph. 5.

ch. 13.) Sometimes, according to Josephus, (lib. 5. c. 11.)

500 in a day suffered.

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Even on the hills tvhere gleam your myriad spears.
The camp of Titus comprehended a space called the " hs-
Syrian's Camp."

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A javelin to his pale and cotoard heart !
Josephus gives more than one speech which he addressed
to his countrymen. They only mocked and once wounded

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Behold, oh Lord ! the Heathen tread, 8fc.
See Psalm Ixxx. 7> &c.

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Even in the garb and with the speech of worship.
Went he not up into the very Temple ?
This was the mode in which John surprised Eleazar, who
before was in possession of the Temple.

166 NOTES.

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There hath he held the palace of his In.sts.

TvvaiKil^ou,svoi $s rag' o^sig, spovcov ralg Ss^ioug, ^puT(r6[i.svQi
ia Tols jSaJiirju.acrtv s^airivyjg sylvovro iroXsy.Krral. Joseph.
lib. 4. c. 9. There is a long passage to the same effect.

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And where is noiv the wine for the bridegroom's rosy cup.

In the prophecy of our Saviour concerning the destruction

of Jerusalem and that of the world, it is said that " as in the

days of Noe, they shall marry and be given in marriage."

Matth. xxiv.

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That when the signs are manifest.
The prodigies are related by Josephus in a magnificent
page of historic description.

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To the sound of timbrels sweet.
The bridal ceremonies are from Calmet, Harmer, and other
illustrators of scripture. It is a singular tradition that the
use of the crowns was discontinued after the fall of Jerusalem.
A few peculiarities are adopted from an account of a Maronite
wedding in Harmer.

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The tender and the delicate oj" women.
" The tender and delicate woman among you, which would
not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for

NOTES. 167

delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward
the husband of her bosom, and toward her son and toward
her daughter, and toward her young one that cometh out
from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall
bear : for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly
in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemy
shall distress thee in thy gates." (Deuter. xxviii. 56 and 57.)
See also Lamentations ii. 20. The account of the imnatural
mother is detailed in Josephus.

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Break iiitojoy, ye barren that ne'er bore!
" And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that
give suck in those days." (Matth. xxiv. 19.)





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