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292. Teiresias has the same prototype as Horatio in Hamlet, and the same as Whachum's pump in Hudibras, (drawn in fig. 34,) which explains the pun involved in the word πομπες (297). The term dones is referable (in further proof of which see future notes to a like effect) to the mark of the figure 2, made by the streak of light round the pump, or round Teiresias's head, as turned upside down. Teiresias is drawn as blind in
300. Note προς τινων οδοιπορων.-305. ουξελεγχων αυτον" and note particularly the last line of this scene, and the first lines of the next, as regarding the prototype of Teiresias's person, and referable at the same time to the old adage of Truth lying in a well.
311. Σε μουνον.-313. Φοιβος πεμψασιν ημιν αντεπεμshev, conveys a particular intimation that the moon has only a reflected light.
392. Εν σοι γαρ εσμεν.
936. Πανλες γαρ και φρονειτε-you are all out of your senses-lunatics ; and particularly note the very frequent passages to the like effect.