The History of Modern Greece: With a View of the Geography, Antiquities and Present Condition of that Country ; from the London Edition with a Continuation of the History to the Present Time

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N. Hale, 1833 - Greece - 503 pages
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Page 365 - And hateful he that breathes a foreign air. These did the ruler of the deep ordain To build proud navies, and command the main : On canvas wings to cut the watery way, No bird so light, no thought so swift as they.
Page 349 - And hateful he that breathes a foreign air. These did the ruler of the deep ordain To build proud navies, and command the main ; On canvas wings to cut the watery way, No bird so light, no thought so swift as they.
Page 319 - feet, now shape in oblique ways, Confus'dly regular, the moving maze: Now forth at once, too swift for sight they spring, And undistinguished blend the flying ring. So whirls a wheel in giddy circle tost,
Page 471 - See there the olive-grove of Academe, •' Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird . Trills her thick-warbled notes, the summer long; There, flowery
Page 320 - They begin in slow and solemn step, till they have gained the , time ; but, by degrees, the air becomes more sprightly ; the conductress of the dance sometimes setting to her partner, sometimes darting before the rest, and leading them through the most rapid evolutions ; sometimes crossing under the hands which are held
Page 29 - never a difference of opinion in their estimate of the Greek character, though on all other topics they disputed with great acrimony. M. Roque, a French merchant of respectability, long settled in Athens,
Page 486 - 1 announce to you the resolution, sworn to before heaven, to defend foot by foot the land of Missolonghi, and to bury ourselves, without listening to any capitulation, under the ruins of this city. We are drawing near our final hour. History will render us justice—posterity will weep over our misfortunes.
Page 288 - by some colossal statue or other screen, the sound of his voice would produce a most imposing effect among the humble votaries prostrate beneath, who were listening in silence upon the floor of the sanctuary. We amused ourselves for a few minutes by endeavouring to mimic
Page 473 - returned to their country. But to what a country did they return ! To a land of desolation, and famine ; and, in fact, on the first re-occupation of Attica, after the departure of Omer Brioni, several persons are known to have subsisted for some time on grass, till a supply of corn reached the
Page 471 - with the sound Of bees' industrious murmur, oft invites To studious musing : there llissus rolls His whispering stream."*

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