In and Around Stamboul

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J. Challen & son, Lindsay & Blakiston, 1858 - 499 páginas
 

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Página 35 - The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set. The Scian and the Teian muse, The hero's harp, the lover's lute, Have found the fame your shores refuse: Their place of birth alone is mute To sounds which echo further west Than your sires
Página 377 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light!
Página 436 - The tiny cell is forlorn, Void of the little living will That made it stir on the shore. Did he stand at the diamond door Of his house in a rainbow frill ? Did he push, when he was uncurl'd, A golden foot or a fairy horn Thro...
Página 239 - d race ; For, taking root, it there remains In solitary grace : It cannot quit its place of birth, It will not live in other earth. But we must wander witheringly, In other lands to die; And where our fathers...
Página 292 - ... at me, you pig ?' What can my brother do ? The pasha would never believe that it is not his fault. Sometimes one of them will creep under the piano-forte, and putting her finger into his shoe, tickle his foot. Yesterday they slipped two peaches into his pocket, tied up in muslin with blue ribbons, clapping their hands and laughing when he found it out. You know what those peaches mean ? They mean kisses...
Página 475 - THIS is an actual history of that remarkable event — the Corte? Conquest of Mexico. The monkish fables which constitute the staple of all previous histories of that wonderful war, have, one after another, been exploded under the searching processes of modern investigation. The late Albert Gallatin, a pioneer in Ethnology, and a distinguished Cabinet Minister, in a most learned and able criticism, pointed out the imposture of the pretended Aztec picture writings, and also of their alleged annals,...
Página 475 - ... necessary perhaps to fit it for the Spanish market of his day, and presented in the light of American Archaeology, is one of the most remarkable events in the history of this Continent, far surpassing in interest the fables which have heretofore been palmed off as the history of that war. The Author's relation to the Indians, his personal acquaintance with the people of Mexico of both races, and his careful examination of the topography of that country, have afforded him every opportunity to...
Página 161 - COLONEL LEFROY 297 great fatigue. She has a very prominent nose, slightly Roman ; and small dark eyes, kind, yet penetrating ; but her face does not give you at all the idea of great talent. She looks a quiet, persevering, orderly, lady-like woman. . . . She was still very weak, and could not join in the games, but she sat on a sofa, and looked on, laughing until the tears came into her eyes.1 It was during this latter portion of Miss Nightingale's sojourn at Scutari that she made a new friendship,...
Página 159 - ... offering from our men. To hide the close white cap a little, she had tied a white crape handkerchief over the back of it, only allowing the border of lace to be seen ; and this gave the nun-like appearance which first struck me on her entering the room ; otherwise Miss Nightingale is by no means striking in appearance. Only her plain black dress, quiet manner and great renown told so powerfully altogether in that assembly of brilliant dress and uniforms. She is very slight, rather above the middle...

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