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LXXXV.

With her then, as in humble duty bound,

Juan retired, and so will I, until
My Pegasus shall tire of touching ground.

We have just lit on a “ heaven-kissing hill,”
So lofty that I feel my brain turn round,

And all my fancies whirling like a mill;
Which is a signal to my nerves and brain,
To take a quiet ride in some green lane.

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DON JUAN.

CANTO THE TENTH.

DON JUA N.

CANTO THE TENTH.

I.

When Newton saw an apple fall, he found

In that slight startle from his contemplation'Tis said (for I'll not answer above ground

For any sage's creed or calculation),
A mode of proving that the earth turn'd round

In a most natural whirl, called “ gravitation;"
And this is the sole mortal who could grapple,
Since Adam, with a fall, or with an apple. (')

II.

Man fell with apples, and with apples rose,

If this be true; for we must deem the mode In which Sir Isaac Newton could disclose

Through the then unpaved stars the turnpike road, A thing to counterbalance human woes :

For ever since immortal man hath glow'd With all kinds of mechanics, and full soon Steam-engines will conduct him to the moon.

(1) [“ The celebrated apple tree, the fall of one of the apples of which is said to have turned the attention of Newton to the subject of gravity, was destroyed by wind about four years ago. The anecdote of the falling

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