A Short Visit to the Ionian Islands, Athens, and the Morea

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J. Murray, 1837 - 399 Seiten

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Seite 259 - Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona Multi, sed omnes illacrymabiles Urgentur, ignotique longa Nocte, carent quia vate sacro.
Seite 60 - Swift as a swallow sweeps the liquid way, The winged pinnace shot along the sea. The god arrests her with a sudden stroke, And roots her down an everlasting rock.
Seite 47 - The coursers, for the champaign sports retain; That gift our barren rocks will render vain: Horrid with cliffs, our meagre land allows Thin herbage for the mountain goat to browse, But neither mead nor plain supplies, to feed The sprightly courser, or indulge his speed: To sea-surrounded realms the gods assign Small tract of fertile lawn, the least to mine.
Seite 214 - a few lines by Plato, upon the tomb of Themistocles, which have a turn of elegant and pathetic simplicity in them, that deserves a better translation than I can give: — * By the sea's margin, on the watery strand, Thy monument, Themistocles, shall stand: By this directed to thy native shore, The merchant shall convey his freighted storey And when our fleets are summoned to the fight, Athens shall conquer with thy tomb in sight...
Seite 172 - Sometimes, misguided by the tuneful throng, I look for streams immortalized in Song, That lost in silence and oblivion lie (Dumb are their fountains, and their channels dry): Yet run for ever, by the Muses' skill; And in the smooth description murmur still!
Seite 68 - Attend, and speedy thou shalt pass the main: Nigh where a grove with verdant poplars crown'd, To Pallas, sacred shades the holy ground, We bend our way: a bubbling fount distils A lucid lake, and thence descends in rills; Around the grove a mead with lively green Falls by degrees, and forms a beauteous scene; Here a rich juice the royal vineyard pours; And there the garden yields a waste of flowers.
Seite 131 - ... be wanting to its perfect restoration ; indeed, it would almost seem, that when the battery was made, the building had been taken down with some kind of care. The temple itself consists, or rather will, when rebuilt, consist, of two porticoes, each of four fluted Ionic columns, connected by a cella of solid masonry. The dimensions are very small, being not above twenty feet long, and not as much in height; but the proportions are so pleasing, and its situation on the little prominent knoll, which...
Seite 51 - Corfu is beautiful in the extreme ; the opposite coast of Albania, the fortifications of the island of Vido, the citadel of Corfu — built on two precipitous rocks, running out into the sea — the palace of the Lord High Commissioner, the town itself, and the distant mountains of the island, form a splendid panoramic view.
Seite 129 - Propylsea itself, in its present state, offers a front of six marble columns of the Doric order, with frieze, entablatures, &c. It is of considerable depth, with a similar portico on the other or inner side, but there is no passage through the outer portico; its intercolumniations were long ago built up by the Turkish engineers, and the new government has...
Seite 131 - Propyleea and guarded the approach, was removed, and in doing so, fragments of pillars and other ornamental architecture were discovered in great quantities ; and, by-and-by, the floor of an ancient temple, which of course was immediately recognised as that mentioned by Pausanias.

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