The Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean

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Fisher, Son & Company, 1839 - Engraving - 156 pages

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Page 110 - Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.
Page 142 - Was it not dropt from heaven ? Not a grove, Citron or pine or cedar, not a grot Sea-worn and mantled with the gadding vine, But breathes enchantment. Not a cliff but flings On the clear wave some image of delight, Some cabin-roof glowing with crimson flowers, Some ruined temple or fallen monument, To muse on as the bark is gliding by.
Page 87 - Not that fair field Of Enna, where Proserpine gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower, by gloomy Dis Was gather'd, which cost Ceres all that pain To seek her through the world...
Page 150 - Many a vanished year and age, And Tempest's breath, and Battle's rage, Have swept o'er Corinth ; yet she stands, A fortress formed to Freedom's hands. The Whirlwind's wrath, the Earthquake's shock, Have left untouched her hoary rock, The keystone of a land...
Page 100 - Sublime tobacco ! which from east to west Cheers the tar's labour or the Turkman's rest ; Which on the Moslem's ottoman divides His hours, and rivals opium and his brides ; Magnificent in Stamboul, but less grand, Though not less loved, in Wapping or the Strand ; Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe, When tipp'd with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe ; Like other charmers, wooing the caress More dazzlingly when daring in full dress ; Yet thy true lovers more admire by far...
Page 27 - " sequitur fortunam, ut semper, et odit damnatos. idem populus, si Nurtia Tusco favisset, si oppressa foret secura senectus 75 principis, hac ipsa Seianum diceret hora Augustum. iam pridem, ex quo suffragia nulli vendimus, effudit curas ; nam qui dabat olim imperium fasces legiones omnia, nunc se continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, 80 panem et circenses."
Page 146 - Far on the right, her dogs foul Scylla hides: Charybdis roaring on the left presides, And in her greedy whirlpool sucks the tides; Then spouts them from below: with fury driv'n, The waves mount up and wash the face of heav'n.
Page 78 - And, as the Cretan labyrinth of old, With wandering ways, and many a winding fold, Involved the weary feet, without redress, In a round error, which denied recess ; So fought the Trojan boys in warlike play, Turn'd and return'd, and still a different way.
Page 50 - The Tyrians, landing near this holy ground, And digging here, a prosperous omen found : From under earth a courser's head they drew, Their growth and future fortune to foreshow. This fated sign their foundress Juno gave Of a soil fruitful and a people brave.
Page 138 - ... the reader's curiosity, by informing him, that the souls of the good are contained in vapoury forms, and that they pass a life of tranquil enjoyment. The images after which an Elysian abode is described, are taken from the tale of Olympus and the fable of the Golden Age. Here beauteous meads alternate with pleasant groves ; a serene and cloudless sky was spread over them, and a soft celestial light shed a magic brilliancy on every object. Heroes were permitted to resume their favourite sports...

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