Greek Folk-songs from the Ottoman Provinces of Northern Hellas

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John S. Stuart-Glennie
Ward and Downey, 1888 - Folk-songs, Greek - 290 pages

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Page 5 - The lonely mountains o'er And the resounding shore A voice of weeping heard, and loud lament; From haunted spring and dale Edged with poplar pale The parting Genius is with sighing sent; With flower-inwoven tresses torn The Nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn.
Page xli - The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.
Page 66 - Nor mix with Laian rage the joy Which dawns upon the free, Although a subtler Sphinx renew Riddles of death Thebes never knew. Another Athens shall arise, And to remoter time Bequeath, like sunset to the skies, The splendour of its prime; And leave, if naught so bright may live, All earth can take or heaven can give.
Page 7 - But then they do not call them gods, but fairies or bogles, etc., and they do not apply the word worship to their veneration of them, nor sacrifice to their offerings. And this slight change of name keeps most people in ignorance of a fact that is before their eyes.
Page xliii - When, therefore, they were come over against Palodes, there being neither breath of wind nor ripple of wave, Thamus, looking towards the land from the quarterdeck, proclaimed what he had heard : * The great Pan is dead...
Page 216 - THREE birds were on a summit perched — the ridge of St. Elias ; To Yiannina did one look down, and one to Kakosouli; The third, the best of all the three, a sad dirge sang and chanted : — ' Albania has gathered her, and gone to Kakosouli, Three companies are on the road, all three drawn up in order. One company's Moukhtar Pasha's, and one is Mitsobono's, The third, the best of all the three, the Selikhtar's commanding.
Page 251 - Art thou the bird whom man loves best, The pious bird with the scarlet breast, Our little English robin ; The bird that comes about our doors When autumn winds are sobbing? Art thou the Peter of Norway boors...
Page 74 - The youth a lowly reed becomes, a cypress-tree the maiden; And when soft blows the southern wind, they bend and kiss each other. And as the wayfarers pass by the fields of A'i-Donato, They cross themselves full piously, and sing this lamentation : ' See them, the two, so few of days, who passed away so quickly, When living they had never kissed, but, dead, they kiss each other !
Page xli - ... pass and be past; Ye are Gods, and behold ye shall die, and the waves be upon you at last. In the darkness of time, in the deeps of the years, in the changes of things, Ye shall sleep as a slain man sleeps, and the world shall forget you for kings. Though the feet of thine high priests tread where thy lords and our forefathers trod, Though these that were Gods are dead and thou being dead art a God.
Page 59 - Both the fact and the character of the Neo-Platonic influence on St. Augustine is evident in such fine and profound passages as, for instance, these : ' Verius enim cogitatur Deus quam dicitur, et verius est quam cogitatur ' (De Trin^ vii. 7). Or, again, ' Amemus non inveniendo invenire, potius quam inveniendo non invenire te, Domine ; (Confess.}. 37 See GUIZOT, Hist, de la Civil, en France, ti ; and ST. RENE TAILLANDIER, Scot Eri^ene. miseries and imperfections.38 But, true to its Semitic origin,...

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