Letters from the Levant;: Containing Views of the State of Society, Manners, Opinions, and Commerce, in Greece, and Several of the Principal Islands of the Archipelago. ...

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1813 - 386 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 308 - As home his footsteps he hath turned From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, — Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Pàgina 308 - From wandering on a foreign strand ! — If such there breathe, go, mark him well ; For him no minstrel raptures swell,; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim ; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch...
Pàgina 138 - It is chiefly their business to plough, sow, and reap ; dig, fence, plant, and prune the vineyard ; attend the watering of the olive-tree, and gather in the harvest ; going forth before the dawn of day, and returning contented on the close of their labour. If shepherds, they live in the mountains, in the vale, or the plain, as the varying seasons require, under arbours or sheds covered with boughs, tending their flocks abroad, or milking the ewes and she-goats at the fold, and making cheese and...
Pàgina 43 - Bank for the amount of the loan, and which, if not redeemed within a certain specified time, was sold, and the proceeds applied to the payment of the debt.
Pàgina 308 - O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand!
Pàgina 309 - Richard I. in imitation of a corps of the same name formed by Philip Augustus king of France : their duty originally was to watch round the king's tent in complete armour, with a mace, bow and arrows, and a sword; and occasionally to arrest traitors and other offenders about the court, for which the mace was deemed a sufficient authority.
Pàgina 316 - ... Order of the Thistle, 1687, he was elected one of the Knights Companions thereof. At the Revolution, the Earl of Dunbarton followed the fortunes of King James, and died at St. Germain's 1692. There was, besides the Royal Scots, another Scotish regiment in France, commanded by a Colonel Rutherford, which also ranked as guards. They went over from Scotland in 1643, and were at the battle of Lens in 1648.
Pàgina 111 - Patriotism here more pathetically deplore the inevitable effects of individual corruption on public glory ; but to the traveller who rests for recreation, or who seeks a solace for misfortune, how wretched, how solitary, how empty is Athens ! Yours, &c.
Pàgina 102 - I cannot describe the modern city of Athens in fewer words than by saying that it looks as if two or three ill-built villages had been rudely swept together at the foot of the north side of the Acropolis, and enclosed by a garden wall, three or four miles in circumference.

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