Letters from the Levant;: Containing Views of the State of Society, Manners, Opinions, and Commerce, in Greece, and Several of the Principal Islands of the Archipelago. ...

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1813 - Всего страниц: 386
 

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Стр. 342 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go mark him well : For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim ; Despite those titles, power and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored and unsung.
Стр. 342 - Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd ' As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand?
Стр. 271 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark, unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute, inglorious Milton here may rest ; Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Стр. 82 - The presence-chamber was about forty feet square, showy and handsome : round the walls were placed sofas, which, from being covered with scarlet, reminded me of the woolsacks in the House of Lords. In the farthest corner of the room, elevated on a crimson velvet cushion, sat the vizier, wrapped in a superb pelisse : on his head was a vast turban, in his belt a dagger...
Стр. 144 - If shepherds, they live in the mountains, in the vale, or the plain, as the varying seasons require, under arbours or sheds covered with boughs, tending their flocks abroad, or milking the ewes and she-goats at the fold, and making cheese and butter to supply the city. Inured early to fatigue and the sun, they are hardy and robust, of a manly carriage, very different from that of the fawning obsequious Greek.
Стр. 343 - ... occasionally to arrest traitors .and other offenders about the court, for which the mace was deemed a sufficient authority ; hence they came to be denominated " the valorous force of the king's errand in the execution of justice.
Стр. 107 - Athenian maidens when they become anxious to get husbands. On the first evening of the new moon, they put a little honey, a little salt, and a piece of bread on a plate, which they leave at a particular spot on the east bank of the Ilissus, near the Stadium, and muttering some ancient words, to the effect that fate may send them a handsome young man, return home, and long for the fulfilment of the charm.
Стр. 119 - Patriotism here more pathetically deplore the inevitable effects of individual corruption on public glory ; but to the traveller, who rests for recreation, or who seeks a solace for misfortune, how wretched, how solitary, how empty, is Athens...
Стр. 185 - A certain freshness bloomed upon them, and preserved their faces uninjured; as if they possessed a never-fading spirit, and had a soul insensible to age.
Стр. 144 - Chandler has described the Albanians in Attica, I think correctly. " It is chiefly their business to plough, sow, and reap ; dig, fence, plant, and prune the vineyard ; attend the watering of the olive-tree, and gather in the harvest ; going forth before the dawn of day, and returning contented on the close of their labour. If shepherds, they live in the mountains, in the vale, or the plain, as the varying seasons require, under arbours or sheds covered with boughs, tending their flocks abroad, or...

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