Sunshine and Storm in the East: Or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1880 - Cyprus - 448 pages
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Page 402 - GREEN fields of England ! wheresoe'er Across this watery waste we fare, Your image at our hearts we bear, Green fields of England, everywhere. Sweet eyes in England, I must flee Past where the waves' last confines be, Ere your loved smile I cease to see, Sweet eyes in England, dear to me. Dear home in England, safe and fast If but in thee my lot lie cast, The past shall seem a nothing past To thee, dear home, if won at last; Dear home in...
Page 304 - The inevitable proveidor soon made his appearance, armed with letters of recommendation from other yachts, and under his guidance we started for the shore. Rhodes is even now a picturesque-looking town from the sea, though its chief attraction, the palace of the grand master of the Order of the Knights of St. John, was partly destroyed by an earthquake in 1856, and partly by an explosion of gunpowder which occurred later in the same year. The two harbours are more or less choked up, and on the piers...
Page 53 - Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty : This City now doth like a garment wear The beauty of the morning ; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky;— All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill; Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep ! The river glideth at his own sweet will; Dear God!
Page 76 - By foreign hands thy dying eyes were closed, By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed, By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned, By strangers honoured and by strangers mourned...
Page 173 - Of hair-breadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach, Of being taken by the insolent foe And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence, And portance in my travel's history; Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads touch heaven, It was my hint to speak, — such was the process: And of the Cannibals that each other eat, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders.
Page 337 - India as our suzerain, and secure for her the Levantine coast. If she like, she shall have Alexandria as she now has Malta : it could be arranged. Your Queen is young ; she has an avenir. Aberdeen and Sir Peel will never give her this advice ; their habits are formed. They are too old, too ruses.
Page 337 - Affghans is by Persia and by the Arabs. We will acknowledge the Empress of India as our suzerain, and secure for her the Levantine coast. If she like, she shall have Alexandria as she now has Malta : it could be arranged. Your Queen is young; she has an avenir. Aberdeen and Sir Peel will never give...
Page 336 - I'll tell you,' said the Emir, springing from his divan, and flinging the tube of his nargilly to the other end of the tent : ' the game is in our hands, if we have energy. There is a combination which would entirely change the whole face of the world, and bring Ijack empire to the Bast.
Page 336 - ... English prince, and the Queen will listen to what you say, especially if you talk to her as you talk to me, and say such fine things in such a beautiful voice. Nobody ever opened my mind like you. You will magnetise the Queen, as you have magnetised me. Go back to England and arrange this. You see, glozc it over as they may, one thing is clear : it is finished with England.

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