The history of modern Greece, from its conquest by the Romans B.C.

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Page 261 - I beheld till the thrones were cast down and the ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
Page 65 - the subjects of the Byzantine throne were still possessed of a golden key that could unlock the treasures of antiquity—of a musical and prolific language, that gives a soul to the objects of sense, and a body to the abstractions of philosophy.
Page 250 - form or comeliness, and when we see him there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men;
Page 115 - His books and music, his pen and his pencil, were a constant source of amusement ; and if he could improve a scanty allowance by the sale of his pictures, if their price was not enhanced by the name of the artist, he was endowed with a personal talent which few princes could employ in the hour of adversity.
Page 48 - Non est Romano cuiquam locus hie, ubi regnat Protogenes aliquis, vel Diphilus aut Erimanthus Qui gentis vitio nunquam partitur amicum, Solus habet. Nam quum facilem stillavit in aurem Exiguum de naturae
Page 192 - First, unadorn'd, And nobly plain, the manly Doric rose; Th' Ionic then with decent, matron grace Her airy pillar heaved : luxuriant, last, The rich Corinthian spread her wanton wreath ; The
Page 218 - Primi quorum quidem opera non vetustatis modo gratia visenda sunt, clari pictores fuisse dicuntur Polygnotus atque Aglaophon, quorum simplex color tam sui studiosos adhuc habet, ut ilia prope rudia ac velut futurae mox artis primordia, maximis, qui post
Page 85 - sic seria nugis, nugas seriis miscet; sic ridens vera dicit, vera dicendo ridet; sic hominum mores, affectus, studia, quasi penicillo depingit, neque legenda, sed plane spectanda oculis exponit, ut nulla comoedia, nulla satyra cum hujus dialogis conferri debeat, seu voluptatem spectes, seu spectes utilitatem.
Page 133 - that the secret, far exceeded the acknowledged, plunder. Yet the magnitude of the prize surpassed the largest scale of experience or expectation. After the whole had been equally divided between the French and Venetians, 50,000 marks were
Page 148 - Such was the popular favour which they enjoyed, that in a time of scarcity, when all strangers were banished from the city, the merit of contributing to the public pleasures exempted them from a law which was strictly executed against the professors of the liberal

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