Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical

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W.S. Orr, 1839 - 356 pages

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Page 270 - 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 216 - To glorify their Tempe, bred in me Desire of visiting that Paradise. To Thessaly I came ; and living private. Without acquaintance of more sweet companions Than the old inmates to my love, my thoughts, I day by day frequented silent groves And solitary walks.
Page 33 - Of bees' industrious murmur, oft invites To studious musing ; there Ilissus rolls His whispering stream : within the walls then view The schools of ancient sages ; his, who bred Great Alexander to subdue the world, Lyceum there, and painted Stoa next...
Page 33 - Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence, native to famous wits Or hospitable, in her sweet recess, City or suburban, studious walks and shades. See there the olive grove of Academe, Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long ; There flowery hill Hymettus, with the sound Of bees...
Page 25 - Then meeting join'd their tribute to the sea : Fertile of corn the glebe, of oil, and wine ; With herds the pastures throng'd, with flocks the hills : Huge cities and high-tower'd, that well might seem The seats of mightiest monarchs ; and so large The prospect was, that here and there was room For barren desert, fountainless and dry. To this high mountain-top the tempter brought Our Saviour, and new train of words began.
Page 138 - ... of the wings are fringed with an azure embroidery of ivy leaf. We pass along the avenue lying between the two central columns of the portico, and through a corridor leading from it, and formed by three Ionic columns on each hand, and are brought in front of five doors of bronze; the central one, which is the loftiest and broadest, being immediately before us.
Page 111 - Ivy : the Greeks highly esteemed the ivy. It was consecrated to Apollo, and Bacchus had his brows and spear decked with it ; Miltiades, the Greek general who commanded the Athenians at the battle of Marathon; Marathon day: "The victory of Marathon preserved the liberties of Greece, and perhaps of Europe, from the dominion of Persia ; was fought in the month of September, BC 490
Page 270 - Pan was dead ; wherewithal there were such piteous outcries and dreadful shrieking as hath not been the like. By which Pan, of some is understood the great Sathanas, whose kingdom was at that time by Christ conquered, and the gates of hell broken up ; for at that time all oracles surceased, and enchanted spirits that were wont to delude the people henceforth held their peace.
Page 270 - Thamus ! who, giving ear to the cry, was bidden (for he was pilot of the ship), when he came near to Pelodes " (the Bay of Butrinto) " to tell that the great god Pan was dead ; which he doubting to do, yet for that when he came to Pelodes there was such a calm of wind that the ship stood still in...
Page 148 - Simon, son of Miltiades, in the year BC 476, four years after the battle of Salamis, and may be considered as the first effort of great importance to restore the consecrated buildings of Athens, which were destroyed at its capture by the Persians before that event. It is a singular circumstance, and worthy of observation, that one...

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