Researches in the Highlands of Turkey: Including Visits to Mounts Ida, Athos, Olympus, and Pelion, to the Mirdite Albanians, and Other Remote Tribes : with Notes on the Ballads Tales, and Classical Superstitions of the Modern Greeks, Volume 2


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Página 315 - 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...
Página 283 - A work of great interest might be compiled upon the origin of popular fiction, and the transmission of similar tales from age to age, and from country to country. The mythology of one period would then appear to pass into the romance of the next century, and that into the nursery tale of the subsequent ages.
Página 35 - Per ch' una fansi nostre voglie stesse. Si che, come noi sem di soglia in soglia Per questo regno, a tutto il regno piace, Com...
Página 84 - But first, on earth as Vampire' sent, Thy corse shall from its tomb be rent : Then ghastly haunt thy native place, And suck the blood of all thy race ; There from thy daughter, sister, wife, At midnight drain the stream of life ; Yet loathe the banquet which perforce Must feed thy livid living corse : Thy victims ere they yet expire Shall know the demon for their sire, As cursing thee, thou cursing them, Thy flowers are wither'd on the stem.
Página 251 - And conquest home did bring, Then into England straight he came With fifty good and able Knights, that resorted unto him, And were of his round table...
Página 45 - Olympus reeled throughout, Down to its rooted base, beneath the rush Of those immortals. The dark chasm of hell Was shaken with the trembling, with the tramp Of hollow footsteps and strong battle-strokes, And measureless uproar of wild pursuit. So they against each other through the air Hurled intermixed their weapons, scattering groans Where'er they fell.
Página 222 - ... one of their churches. They then took their arms in their hands, and, setting fire to the pile, stood motionless and silent around it till the whole was consumed. During this melancholy ceremony, some of Ali's troops, impatient for possession, approached the gates of the town, upon which a deputation of the citizens was sent to inform...
Página 35 - Ch' arder parea d' amor nel primo foco : Frate, la nostra volontà quieta Virtù di carità, che fa volerne Sol quel ch' avemo, e d' altro non ci asseta. Se disiassimo esser più superne, Foran discordi li nostri disiri Dal voler di colui che qui ne cerne, Che vedrai non capere in questi giri, S' essere in carità è qui necesse, E se la sua natura ben rimiri.
Página 179 - Wallachia, the inhabitants of which country are called Vlachi. They are as nimble as deer, and descend from their mountains into the plains of Greece, committing robberies and making booty. Nobody ventures to make war upon them, nor can any king bring them to submission, and they do not profess the N 2 Christian faith.
Página 325 - Scoff not at death,' he answered, ' noble chief ! Rather would I in the sun's warmth divine Serve a poor churl who drags his days in grief, Than the whole lordship of the dead were mine.

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