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We mean here effluents of the perpetual and centuries-long massacres of our nation and the aboriginal ethnos that have foreran her.
Byron] professed to me, that he had always considered the fall of Jerusalem as the most remarkable event in all history; "for" (in his own words) "who can behold the entire destruction of that mighty pile; the desolate wanderings of its inhabitants, and compare these positive occurrences with the distant prophecies which foreran them, and be an infidel?
Had a wanderer," he says, "bewildered in the melancholy forest, heard their mirth, and stolen a half-affrighted glance, he might have fancied them the crew of Comus, some already transferred to brutes, some midway between man and beast, and the others rioting in the flow of tipsy jollity that foreran the change.