Woman: Or, Ida of Athens

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809
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Page 192 - O great empress, thou glory of the Grecian faith, deign -to peruse our memorial. Our magnificent ruins speak forcibly to our eyes, and proclaim our pristine grandeur ; our innumerable ports, our beautiful country, the sky serenely smiling on us the year throughout, the ardour of our youth and even of those advanced in age, all attest that nature is not less propitious to us now than to our great progenitors. Give us for a sovereign your grandson Constantine ; it is the wish of our nation, the race...
Page 93 - At last, it was fatally evident that the spirit of patriotism formed no shield round the breast of the patriot. The cool resistance, the mechanical operations of superior forces, were victorious, over the impetuous ardor, the unregulated enthusiasm, of superior souls ; and many a brave head bowed beneath the cleaving cimeter of tyranny ; and many a brave heart dyed with its vital stream the bosom of that country in whose cause it bled-. Victory glittered on the turkish crescent ! and the secret hopes...
Page 29 - I COME to restore you to your country ! to revive that love of glory you were created to feel ! to re-animate that fading spark of virtue which...

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