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[100] Et de qua pariens arbore. This whole description is happily imagined. Nothing can be more natural than thus to suppose a young traveller carried by her curiosity over all the parts of the temple, in order to view every thing that was uncommon about it. As to the tree here mentioned, we learn from our poet, in the sixth book of his Metamorphoses, that Latona, when she was delivered of Apollo and Diana, leaned upon an olive and palm.

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