Travels in Sicily, Greece and Albania

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J. Mawman, 1820 - Albania - 532 pages
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Page 246 - Salamis! Their azure arches through the long expanse More deeply purpled meet his mellowing glance, And tenderest tints, along their summits driven, Mark his gay course, and own the hues of heaven; Till, darkly shaded from the land and deep, Behind his Delphian cliff he sinks to sleep...
Page 323 - Th' unconquerable mind, and Freedom's holy flame. Woods, that wave o'er Delphi's steep, Isles, that crown th'.'Egeau deep, Fields, that cool Ilissus laves, Or where Maeander's amber waves In lingering labyrinths creep, How do your tuneful echoes languish Mute, but to the voice of Anguish ? Where each old poetic mountain Inspiration breath'd around : Every shade and hallow'd fountain Murmur'd deep a solemn sound : Till the sad Nine, in Greece's evil hour, Left their Parnassus, for the Latian plains.
Page 246 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light!
Page 100 - ... tui. tu quoque, qui spectas post nos, tua contrahe crura, si pudor est, rigido nee preme terga genu ! Sed nimium demissa iacent tibi pallia terra.
Page 173 - Clime of the unforgotten brave ! Whose land from plain to mountain-cave Was freedom's home or glory's grave ! Shrine of the mighty! can it be, That this is all remains of thee ? Approach, thou craven crouching slave: Say, is not this Thermopylae? These waters blue that round you lave, Oh servile offspring of the free — Pronounce what sea, what shore is this...
Page 7 - ... generally ensued. This was the signal for universal uproar. The president's voice was unheeded and unheard ; the whole house arose, partisans of different antagonists mingled in the affray, when the ground was literally covered with combatants, kicking, biting, scratching, and exhibiting all the evolutions of the old Pancratic contests. Such a state of things could not be expected to last a long time ; indeed, this constitutional synod was dissolved in the very first year of its creation, and...
Page 373 - ... to enable a skilful architect to form an accurate plan of Delphi: but it should be fitted to a model of Parnassus ; for in the harmonious adjustment which was here conspicuous, of the works of God and man, every stately edifice and majestic pile constructed by human labour, were made to form a part of the awful features of the mountain...
Page 105 - The most agreeable effect produced was by the notes of a German flute, the finest by . a bugle-horn ; the sound in both instances being multiplied till it appeared almost like a band of music.
Page 7 - ... such bitter taunts and personal invectives, that blows generally ensued : this was the signal for universal uproar; the president's voice was unheeded and unheard ; the whole house arose, partisans of different antagonists mingled in the affray, when the ground was literally seen covered with combatants, kicking, biting, scratching, and exhibiting all the evolutions and manoeuvres of the old Pancratic contests.

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