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Recreations for Solitary Hours

Note VIII.—Page 10

Note VIII.—Page 10.

"There Dryades round encamp, with all their
train Of joyful songsters, which united choir."

Dryades are the nymphs of the woods; the songsters here re- ferredto are the singing birds which warble sweetest in the morning. The Robin red-breast, the thrush, and blackbird, along with many others, give a pleasing effect to the wildness of the surrounding scenery, when they strain their musical powers.