Researches in the Highlands of Turkey: Including Visits to Mount 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 299 - 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 83 - 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 35 - Anzi è formale ad esto beato esse tenersi dentro a la divina voglia, 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'a lo re ch'a suo voler ne invoglia.
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 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 208 - ... they placed upon a huge pile of wood which they had previously erected before 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...
Página 161 - Wallachs (/3Xa;y/)i) does not occur until the year 1027, when they are mentioned by Lupus Protospatha as serving in the Byzantine army, which was then sent out to conquer Sicily. Later on, in the same century, in the reign of Alexius Comnenus, those who dwelt in the hilly country near Constantinople were well known as a source of recruits for the Imperial forces, being hardy mountaineers, inured by long exposure in their occupation of 10 Thunmann, ' Untersuchungen,
Página 163 - 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 307 - 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.
Página 95 - She heard the voices as they spake, and her heart sank within her. " ' O listen, listen, Constantine, to what the birds are singing ! Say, where are now thy golden hair, and flowing fair moustaches ? ' ' A wasting sickness fell on me, near to the grave it brought me ; 'Twas then I lost my golden hair and flowing fair moustaches.

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