Lectures on the Geography of Greece

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J. Murray, 1873 - 405 páginas

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Página 166 - He who hath bent him o'er the dead Ere the first day of death is fled, The first dark day of nothingness, The last of danger and distress...
Página 176 - Two Voices are there ; one is of the Sea, One of the Mountains ; each a mighty Voice : In both from age to age Thou didst rejoice, They were thy chosen Music, Liberty...
Página 169 - Proclaim thee Nature's varied favourite now: Thy fanes, thy temples to thy surface bow, Commingling slowly with heroic earth, Broke by the share of every rustic plough...
Página 136 - Of goats are blown to inclose the hoarded wines. The mountain yet retains a mountain's face, And gathered rubbish heals the hollow space. Of many wonders, which I heard or knew, Retrenching most, I will relate but few. What, are not springs with qualities...
Página 166 - The fix'd yet tender traits that streak The languor of the placid cheek, And — but for that sad shrouded eye, That fires not, wins not, weeps not. now, And but for that chill, changeless brow, Where cold Obstruction's apathy Appals the gazing mourner's heart, As if to him it could impart The doom he dreads, yet dwells upon...
Página 166 - Appals the gazing mourner's heart, As if to him it could impart The doom he dreads, yet dwells upon ; Yes, but for these, and these alone, Some moments, ay, one treacherous hour, He still might doubt the tyrant's power ; So fair, so calm, so softly sealed, The first, last look by death revealed!
Página 136 - Liberiore frui caelo, cum carcere rima Nulla foret toto nee pervia flatibus esset, Extentam tumefecit humum, ceu spiritus oris Tendere vesicam solet aut derepta bicorni 300 Terga capro. Tumor ille loci permansit et alti Collis habet speciem longoque induruit aevo.
Página 170 - the flood of fire in which the marble columns, the mountains, and the sea are all bathed and penetrated", and of "the violet hue which Hymettus assumes in the evening sky, in contrast to the glowing furnace of the rock of Lycabettus and the rosy pyramid of Pentelicus".
Página 85 - Clatter'd in conflict ; loud the clamour rose. Then rose too mingled shouts and groans of men Slaying and slain ; the earth ran red with blood. As when, descending from the mountain's brow, Two wintry torrents, from their copious source Pour downward to the narrow pass, where meet Their mingled waters in some deep ravine, Their weight of flood ; on the far mountain's side The shepherd hears the roar ; so loud arose The shouts and yells of those commingling hosts.
Página 136 - Tnezen stands a hill, exposed in air To winter winds, of leafy shadows bare : This once was level ground : but (strange to tell) Th...

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