Excursions along the shores of the Mediterranean


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Seite 319 - Ancient of days ! august Athena ! where, Where are thy men of might ? thy grand in soul ? Gone — glimmering through the dream of things that were...
Seite 130 - Was freedom's home or glory's grave ! Shrine of the mighty! can it be, That this is all remains of thee ? Approach, thou craven crouching slave: Say, is not this Thermopylae?
Seite 266 - The roar of waters ! — from the headlong height Velino cleaves the wave-worn precipice; The fall of waters ! rapid as the light The flashing mass foams shaking the abyss ; The hell of waters ! where they howl and hiss, And boil in endless torture ; while the sweat Of their great agony, wrung out from this Their Phlegethon, curls round the rocks of jet That gird the gulf around, in pitiless horror set, LXX.
Seite 222 - The European with the Asian shore Sprinkled with palaces ; the ocean Stream Here and there Studded with a seventy-four; Sophia's cupola with golden gleam; The cypress groves; Olympus high and hoar: The twelve isles, and the more than I could dream, Far less describe, present the very view Which charm'd the charming Mary Montagu. I have a passion for the name of
Seite 96 - And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
Seite 284 - And mounts in spray the skies, and thence again Returns in an unceasing shower, which round) With its unemptied cloud of gentle rain, Is an eternal April to the ground Making it all one emerald: — how profound The gulf! and how the giant element From rock to rock leaps with delirious bound, Crushing the cliffs, which, downward worn and rent With his fierce footsteps, yield in chasms a fearful vent...
Seite 282 - And whose broad eye the' extended earth surveys.' Gazing he spoke, and, kindling at the view, .His eager arms around the goddess threw. Glad Earth perceives, and from her bosom pours Unbidden herbs and voluntary flowers: Thick new-born violets a soft carpet spread, And clustering lotos swell'd the rising bed, And sudden hyacinths the turf bestrow, And flamy crocus made the mountain glow.
Seite 229 - Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue By female lips and eyes — that is, I mean, When both the teacher and the taught are young, As was the case at least where I have been...
Seite 205 - Constantino the Great, was the work of Justinian, and shortly after its completion was destroyed by an earthquake. It, however, rose with redoubled splendour from its ruins, was completed in the thirty-sixth year of that monarch's reign, and even its present degenerate and neglected state might have justified his exclamation of " Glory be to God, who has thought me worthy to accomplish so great a work.
Seite 230 - SHE walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies ; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes : Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

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