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with his habit entire, and thirty ducats in his purse.

He was pierced with nine wounds, one of which was in his throat, the others in his head, body, and limbs. No sooner was the pontiff informed of the death of his son, and that he had been thrown, like filth, into the river, than giving way to his grief, he shut himself up in a chamber, and wept bitterly. The cardinalof Segovia, and other attendants on the pope, went to the door, and after many hours spent in persuasions and exhortations, prevailed upon him to admit them. From the evening of Wednesday, till the following Saturday, the pope took no food ; nor did he sleep from Thursday morning till the same hour on the ensuing day.

At length, however, giving way to the entreaties of his attendants, he began to restrain his sorrow, and to consider the injury which his own health might sustain, by the further indulgence of his grief.”—Roscoe's Leo Tenth, vol. i. page 265.

VOL. II.

s

THE

BRIDE OF ABYDOS,

A TURKISH TALE.

“ Had we never loved so kindly,
“ Had we never loved so blindly,
“ Never met or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted."

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то

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

LORD HOLLAND,

THIS TALE

IS INSCRIBED, WITH

EVERY SENTIMENT OF REGARD

AND RESPECT,

BY HIS GRATEFULLY OBLIGED

AND SINCERE FRIEND,

BYRON.

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