The Journal of a Tour to Corsica: & Memoirs of Pascal Paoli
University Press, 1923 - 110 pages
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Page 82 - Mopse, novas incide faces : tibi ducitur uxor ; sparge, marite, nuces : tibi deserit Hesperus Oetam.
Page 55 - Only undeceive your court. Tell them what you have seen here. They will be curious to ask you. A. man come from Corsica will be like a man come from the antipodes.
Page 29 - For ten minutes we walked backwards and forwards through the room hardly saying a word, while he looked at me with a steadfast, keen, and penetrating eye, as if he searched my very soul.
Page 29 - Sir, I am upon my travels, and have lately visited Rome. I am come from seeing the ruins of one brave and free people; I now see the rise of another.
Page 53 - It was quite a joyous riot. I fancied myself to be a recruiting sea-officer. I fancied all my chorus of Corsicans aboard the British fleet.
Page 25 - This was a puzzling question in these circumstances ; for there was a great audience to the controversy. I thought I would try a method of my own, and very gravely replied, ' Perche siamo troppo lontani. Because we are too far off.
Page 80 - He said the greatest happiness was not in glory, but in goodness ; and that Penn in his American colony, where he had established a people in quiet and contentment, was happier than Alexander the Great after destroying multitudes at the conquest of Thebes. He observed that the history of Alexander is obscure and dubious ; for his captains who divided his kingdom, were too busy to record his life and actions, and would at any rate wish to render him odious to posterity. Never was I so thoroughly sensible...
Page 72 - Yes, he dreams." And upon my asking him to explain his meaning, he told me that the General had often seen in his dreams, what afterwards came to pass. Paoli confirmed this by several instances. Said he, " I can give you no clear explanation of it. I only tell you facts. Sometimes I have been mistaken, but in general these visions have proved true. I cannot say what may be the agency of invisible spirits. They certainly must know more than we do ; and there is nothing absurd in supposing that GOD...
Page 45 - A Corsican gentleman who had been taken prisoner by the Genoese, was thrown into a dark dungeon, where he was chained to the ground. While he was in this dismal situation, the Genoese sent a message to him, that if he would accept of a commission in their service, he might have it. 'No, said he.
Page 52 - The chief satisfaction of these islanders, when not engaged in war or in hunting, seemed to be that of lying at their ease in the open air, recounting tales of the bravery of their countrymen, and singing songs in honour of the Corsicans and against the Genoese.