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The story is told by Theodoret and Cassiodorus, which enabled him to wear a wreath of Laurel and seems worthy of credit notwithstanding its on all occasions. He was anxious, not, to she place in the Roman martyrology. Besides the that he was the conqueror of the world, bat te torrents of blood which flowed at the funerals, hide that he was bald. A stranger at Rome in the amphitheatres, the circus, the forums, and would hardly have guessed at the motive, 29 other public places , gladiators were introduced should we without the help of the historian. at feasts, and tore each other to pieces amidst the supper-tables, to the great delight and ap- While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall dond plause of the guests. Yet Lipsius permits himself
[p. 52. St. 15 to suppose the loss of courage, and the evident This is quoted in the Decline and Fall of the degeneracy of mankind, to be nearly connected Roman Empire. with the abolition of these bloody spectacles.)
Spared and blest by time. (p. 52. St. 16 Here, where the Roman million's blame or praise. Though plundered of all its brass, except the Was death or life, the playthings of a crourd. ring which was necessary to preserve the aper
(p. 52. St. 142. ture above; though exposed to repeated fires When one gladiator wounded another, he though sometimes flooded by the river, and alshouted "he has it." "hoc habet,' or “habet." ways open to the rain, no monument of equal The wounded combatant dropped his weapon, antiquity, is so well preserved as this rotande and advancing to the edge of the arena , sappli- It passed with little alteration from the pagan cated the spectators. If he had fought well, the into the present worship; and so convenient were people saved him; if otherwise, or as they hap- its niches for the Christian altar, that Michael pened to be inclined, they turned down their Angelo, ever stadions of ancient beauty, intre thumbs, and he was slain. They were occasion- duced their design as a model in the Catholic ally 80 savage that they were impatient if a church. combat lasted longer than ordinary without wounds or death. The emperor's presence ge- And they who feel for genius may repose nerally saved the vanquished: and it is recorded Their eyes on honour'd forms, whose busts ersund as an instance of Caracalla's ferocity, that he
[p. 52. St. 117. sent those who supplicated him for life, in a The Pantheon has been made a receptacle far spectacle at Nicomedia, to ask the people ; in the busts of modern great, or, at least , distinother words, handed them over to be slain. A guished men. The flood of light, which once fell similar ceremony is observed at the Spanish through the large orb above on the whole circle bull-fights. The inagistrate presides; and after of divinities, now shines on a numerous assen. the horsemen and piccadores have fought the blage of mortals, some one or two of whon bave bull, the matadore steps forward and bows to him been almost deified by the veneration of their for permission to kill the animal. If the bull countrymen. has done his duty by killing two or three horses, or a man, which last is rare, the people interfere There is a dungeon, in whose dim drear light. with shouts, the ladies wave their handkerchiefs,
[p. 52. St. 18 and the animal is saved. The wounds and death This and the three next stanzas allude te the of the horses are accompanied with the loudest story of the Roman daughter, which is recalled acclamations, and many gestures of delight, es- to the traveller by the site, or pretended site, pecially from the female portion of the audience, of that adventure now shown at the chare of including those of the genilest blood. Every thing Saint Nicholas in carcere. depends on habit. The author of Childe Harold, the writer of this note, and one or two other Turn to the mole which Hadrian rear'd or high. Englishmen, who have certainly in other days
(p. 53. St. 132. borne the sight of a pitched båttle, were, during
The castle of Saint Angelo. the summer of 1809, in the governor's box at the great amphitheatre of Santa Maria, opposite to
(p. 53. St. 153 Cadiz. The death of one or two horses com- This and the six next stanzas have a reference pletely satisfied their curiosity. A gentleman to the church of St. Peter. present, observing them shudder and look pale, noticed that unusual reception of so delightful a
-The strange fate sport to some young ladies, who stared and smil- Which tumbles mightiest sovereigns. ed, and continued their applauses as another
(p. 55. St. 171. horse fell bleeding to the ground. One bull kill- Mary died on the scaffold; Elizabeth of a ed three horses off his own horns. He was saved broken heart; Charles V, a hermit ; Louis XIV. by acclamations, which were redoubled when it a bankrupt in means and glory; Cromwell of was known he belonged to a priest.
anxiety; and, "the greatest is behind," Napoleon An Englishman who can be much pleased with lives a prisoner. To these sovereigns a long but seeing two men beat themselves to pieces, cannot superfluous list might be added of names equally bear to look at a horse galloping round an arena illustrious and unhappy. with his bowels trailing on the ground, and turns from the spectacle and the spectators with hor- Lo, Nemi! naveltd in the woody hills. ror and disgust.
[p. 55. St. 172
The village of Nemi was near the Arician Like laurels on the bald first Cæsar's head. retreat of Egeria, and, from the shades which
[p. 52. St. 144. embosomed the temple of Diana, has preserved Suetonius informg us that Julius Cæsar was
to this day its distinctive appellation of the particularly gratified by that decree of the senate, Grove. Nemi is but an evening's ride from the
comfortable inn of Albano. *) "Quod ? non tu Lipsi momentum aliquod habujese censes ad virtutem ? Magnum. Tem
And afar pora nostra, nosque ipsos videamus. Oppidum The Tiber winds, and the broad ocean lares ecce unum alterumve captum, direptum est; The Latian coast.
(p. 55. St. 174. tumultus circa nos, non in nobis ; et tamen The whole declivity of the Alban hill is of concidimus et turbamur. Ubi robur, ubi tot unrivalled beauty, and from the convent on the per annos meditala sapientiæ studia ? ubi ille highest point, which has succeeded to the temple animus qui possit dicere, si fractus illabatur of the Latian Jupiter, the prospect embraces all orbis ?" The prototype of Mr. Windham's pa- the objects alluded to in the cited stanza: the negyric on bull-baiting.
Mediterranean, the whole scene of the latter
hall of the Æneid, and the coast from beyond dam, and thenco trickles over into tho Digentia. the mouth of the Tiber to the headland of Cir- Bat we must not hope cæum and the Cape of Terracina.
The site of Cicero's villa may be supposed “To trace the Muses upwards to their spring," either at the Grotta Ferrata, or at the Tusculum by exploring the windings of the romantic valley of Lucian Buonaparte.
in search of the Banduxian fountain. It seems The former was thought some years ago the strange that any one should have thought Banactual site, as may be seen from Middleton's dusia a fountain of the Digentia ; Horace has Life of Cicero. At present it has lost something not let drop a word of it; and this immortal of its credit, except for the Domenichinos. Nine spring has in fact been discovered in possession monks, of the Greek order, live there, and the of the holders of many good things in Italy, tho adjoining villa is a Cardinal's summerhouse. The monks. It was attached to the church of St. other villa , called Rufinella, is on the summit Gertais and Protais near Venusia, where it was of the hill 'above Frascati, and many rich re- most likely to be found. We shall not be so mains of Tusculum have been found there, be- lucky as a late traveller in finding the occasionsides seventy-two statues of different merit andal pine still pendant on the poetic villa. There preservation, and seven busts.
is not a pine in the whole valley, bat there From the same eminence are seen the Sabine are two cypresses, which he evidently took, or hills, embosomed in which lies the long valley mistook, for the tree in the ode. The truth is, of Rustica. There are several circumstances that the pine is now, as it was in the days of which tend to establish the identity of this valley Virgil, a garden-tree, and it was not at all likely with the “Ustica" of Horace; and it seems pos- to be found in the craggy acclivities of the valsible that the mosaic pavement which the pea- ley of Rustica. Horace probably had one of sants uncover by throwing up the earth of a them in the orchard close above his farm, immevineyard, may belong to his villa. Rustica is diately overshadowing his villa, not on the rocky pronourced short, not according to our stress heighis at some distance from his abode. Tho upon “Usticæ cubantis."-It is more rationa) to tourist may have easily supposed himself to have think that we are wrong than that the inhabitants seen this 'pine figured in the above cypresses, of this secluded valley have changed their tone in for the orange and lemon trees which throw this word. The addition of the consonant pre- such a bloom over his description of the royal fixed is nothing: yet it is necessary to be aware gardens at Naples, onless they have been since that Rustica may be a modern name which the displaced, were assuredly only acacias and other peasants may have caught from the antiquaries. common garden-shrubs. 'The extreme disappointThe villa, or the mosaic, is in a vineyard on
iment experienced by choosing the Classical Tour. a knoll covered with chesnut trees.
ist as a guide in Italy must be allowed to find runs down the valley, and although it is not true, vent in a few observations, which, it is asserted as said in the guide-books, that this stream is without fear of contradiction, will be confirmed called Licenza, yet there is a village on a rock by every one who has selected the same conducat the head of the valley which is so denominat- tor through the same country. This author is ed, and which may have taken its name from in fact one of the most inaccurate, unsatisfactory the Digentia. Licenza contains 700 inhabitants. writers that have in our times attained a temOn a peak a little way beyond is Civitella, con- porary, reputation, and is very seldom to be taining 300. On the banks of the Anio, a little trusted even when he speaks of objects which he before you turn up into Valle Rustica, to the must be presumed to have seen. His errore, left, about an hour from the villa, is a town from the simple exaggeration to the downright called Vico-varo, another favourable coincidence misstatement, are so frequent as to induce a suswith the Varia of the poet. At the end of the picion that he had either never visited the spots valley, towards the Anio, there is a bare hill, described, or had trusted to the fidelity of forcrowned with a little town called Bardela. At mer writers. Indeed the Classical Tour has every the foot of this hill the rivulet of Licenza flows, characteristic of a mere compilation of former and is almost absorbed in a wide sandy bed notices, strung together upon a very slender before it reaches the Anio. Nothing can be more thread of personal observation, and swelled out fortunate for the lines of the poet, whether in a by those decorations which are so easily supmetaphorical or direct sense
plied by a systematic adoption of all the commonMe quoties reficit gelidus Digentia rivns,
places of praise, applied to everything and Quem Mandela bibit rugosus frigore pagus.
therefore signifying nothing.
The style which one person thinks cloggy and The stream is clear high up the valley, but cumbrous, and unsuitable, may be to the taste before it reaches the hill of Bardela looks green of others, and such may experience some saluand yellow like a sulphur rivulet.
tary excitement in ploughing through the periods Rocca Giovane, a ruined village in the hills, of the "Classical Tour." It must be said, however, half an hour's walk from the vineyard where the that polish and weight are apt to beget an expavement is shown, does seem to be the site of pectation of value. It is amongst the pains of the fane of Vacuna, and an inscription found the damned to toil up a climax with a huge round there tells that this temple of the Sabine victory stone. was repaired by Vespasian. With these helps, The tourist had the choice of his words, but and a position corresponding exactly to every there was no such latitude allowed to that of his thing which the poet has told us of his retreat, sentiments. The love of virtue and of liberty, we may feel tolerably secure of our site. which must have distinguished the character,
The hill which should be Lucretilis is called certainly adorns the pages of Mr. Eustace, and Campanile, and by following up the rivulet to the gentlemanly spirit, so recommendatory either the pretended Bandusia, you come to the roots in an author or his productions, is very conspiof the higher mountain Gennaro. Singularly cuous throughout the Classical 'Tour. But these enough, the only spot of ploughed land in the generous qualities are the foliage of such a perwhole valley is on the knoll where this Bandasia formance, and may be spread about it so promirises,
nently and profusely, as to embarrass those who Tu frigos amabile
wish to see and find the fruit at hand. The Fessis vomere tauris
unction of the divine, and the exhortations of Præbes, et pecori vago."
the moralist, may have made this work some
thing more and better than a book of travels, but The peasants show another spring near the mo- they have not made it a book of travels ; and saic pavement, which they call "Oradina,” and this observation applies more especially, to that which flows down the bills into a tank, or mill-'enticing method of instruction conveyed by the
perpetaal introduction of the same Gallic Helot | ping of the copper from the copola of St. Pa to rcel and bluster before the rising generation, ter's, must be much relieved to find that sacriand terrify it into decency by the display of lege out of the power of the French, or any all the excesses of the revolution. An animosity other plunderers, the cupola being covered with against atheists and regicides in general, and lead. ) Frenchmen specifically, may be honourable, and If the conspiring voice of otherwise rival cri. may be useful, as a record; but that antidote tics had not given considerable currency to the should either be administered in any work ra- Classical Tour, it would have been unnecessary ther than a tour, or, at least, should be served to warn th reader, that; however it may adorn up apart, and not so mixed with the whole mass his library, it will be of little or no service to of information and reflexion, as to give a bitter- him in his carriage ; and if the judgment of ness to every page: for who would choose to those critics had hitherto been suspended, DO have the antipathies of any man, however just, attempt would have been made to anticipate for his travelling companions ? A tourist, unless their decision. As it is, those wbo stand in the he aspires to the credit of prophecy, is not an relation of posterity to Mr. Eustace may be swerable for the changes which may take place permitted to appeal from cotemporary praises, in the country which he describes ; but his rea- and are perhaps more likely to be just in proder may very fairly esteem all his political por- portion as the causes of love and hatred are the traits and deductions as so much waste paper, farther removed. This appeal had, in some the moment they cease to assist, and more par- measure, been made before the above remarks ticularly if they obstruct, his actual survey. were written; for one of the most respectable
Neither encomium nor accusation of any, go- of the Florentine publishers, who had been pervernment, or governors, is meant to be here suaded by the repeated inquiries of those on offered, but it is stated as an incontrovertible their journey southwards, to reprint a cheap fact, that the change operated, either by the edition of the Classical Tour, was, by the conaddress of the late imperial system, or by the curring advice of returning travellers, induced disappointment of every expectation by those to abandon his design, although he had already who have succeeded to the Italian thrones, has arranged his types and paper, and had struck off been so considerable, and is so apparent, as not one or two of the first sheets. only to put Mr. Eustace's Antigallicau philippics The writer of these notes would wish to part entirely out of date, but even to throw some (like Mr. Gibbon) on good terms with the Pope suspicion upon the competency and candour of and the Cardinals, but he does not think it nethe author himself. A remarkable example may cessary to extend the same discreet silence to be found in the instance of Bologna, over whose their humble partisans. papal attachments, and consequent desolation, the tourist pours forth such strains of condolence and revenge, made louder by the borrowed trum- *) "What then will be the astonishment, or pet of Mr. Burke. Now Bologna is at this mo- rather the horror, of my reader, when I inment, 'and has been for some years, notorious form him ...
the French Committee amongst the states of Italy for its attachment to turned its attention to Saint Peter's, and emrevolutionary principles, and was almost the ployed a company of Jews to estimate and only city which made any demonstrations in purchase the gold, silver, and bronze that favour of the unfortunate Murat. This change adorn the inside of the edifice, as well as the may, however, have been made since Mr. Bastace copper that covers the vaults and dome on the visited this country ; but the traveller whom he outside." The story about the Jews is positivehas thrilled with horror at the projected strip- ly denied at Rome.
NOTES TO THE GIAO U R.
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That tomb which, gleaming o`er the cliff. [p. 57. tempted in description, bat those who have, will
A tomb above the rocks on the promontory, by probably retain a painful remembrance of that some supposed the sepulchre of Themistocles. singular beauty which pervades, with few er
ceptions, the teatures of the dead, a few hours, Sultana of the Nightingale. [p. 57. after "the spirit is not there." It is to be reThe attachment of the nightingale to the rose marked in cases of violent death by gun-shot is a wellknown Persian fable. If I mistake not, wounds, the expression is always that of languor, the “Bulbul of a thousand tales is one of his whatever the natural energy of the sufferer's appellations.
character ; but in death from a stab the coun
tenance preserves its traits of feeling or ferocity, Till the gay mariner's guitar. [p. 57, and the mind its bias, to the last. The guitar is the constant amusement of the Greek sailor by night: with a steady fair wind, Slaver-nay, the bondsmen of a slave.
(p. 58. and during a calm, it is accompanied always by Athens is the property of the Kislar Aga (the the voice, and often by dancing.
slave of the seraglio and guardian of the women)
who appoints the Waywode. A pander and Where cold Obstruction's apathy. [p. 58. eunuch-these are not polite, yet true appella“Ay, but to die and go we know not where
tions-now governs the governor of Athens ! To lie in cold obstruction."
In echoes of the far tophaike.
(p. 59. Measure for Measure, Act. II. Sc. 1. "Tophaike," musquet.-Thé Bairam is announ
ced by the cannon at sunset; the illumination The first, last look by death reveald. (p. 58. of the Mosques, and the firing of all kinds of
I trust that few of my readers have ever had small arms, loaded with ball, proclaim it during an opportuuity of witnessing what is here at- the night.
Swift as the hurtd on high jerreed.
[p. 61. Jerreed, or Djerrid, a blunted Turkish javelin, Al-Sirat, the bridge of breadth less than the which is darted from horseback with great force thread of a famished spider, over which the and precision. It is a favourite exercise of the Mussulmans myst skate into Paradise, to which Mussulmans ; but I know not if it can be called it is the only entrance; but this is not the worst, a manly one since the most expert in the art the river beneath being hell itself, into which, are the black Eunuchs of Constantinople—I think, as may be expected, the unskilful and tender of next to these, a Mamlouk at Smyrna was the foot contrive to tumble with a "facilis descensus most skilful that came within my observation. Averni," not very pleasing in prospect to the
next passenger. There is a shorter cut down-' He came, he rent, like the Simoon. [p. 59. wards for the Jews and Christians. The blast of the desert, fatal to every thing living, and often alluded to in eastern poetry. And keep that portion of his creed. [p. 61.
A vulgar error; the Koran allots at least a To bless the sacred "bread and salt." (p. 60. third of Paradise to well - behaved women; but
To partake of food, to break bread and salt by far the greater number of Mussulmans interwith your host, insures the safety of the guest; pret the text their own way, and exclude their even though an enemy, his person from that moieties from heaven. Being enemies to Platomoment is sacred.
nics, they cannot discern "any fitness of things"
in the souls of the other sex, conceiving them to Since his turban was cleft by the infidel a sabre. be superseded by the Houris.
[p. 60. I need hardly observe, that Charity and Hos- The young pomegranate's blossoms strew. (p. 61. pitality are the first duties enjoined by Mahomet; An oriental simile, which may, perhaps, and to say truth, very generally practised by though fairly stolen, be deemed "plus Arabe his disciples. The first praise that can be be- qu'en Arabie." stowed on a chief is a panegyric on his bounty ; the next, on his valour.
Her hair in hyacinthine flow.
Hyacinthine, in Arabic, "Sunbul," as common And silver-sheathed ataghan. [p. 60. a thought in the eastern poets as it was among The ataghan, a long dagger worn with pistols the Greeks. in the belt, in a metal scabbard, generally of silver; and, among the wealthier, gilt, or of gold.
The loveliest bird of Franguestan.
“Franguestan," Circassia. An Emir by his garb of green.
(P. 60. Green is the privileged colour of the prophet's Bismillah! now the perils past. numerous protended descendants; with thein, as Bismillah-"In the name of God;" the comhere, faith (the family inheritance) is supposed mencement of all the chapters of the Koran but to supersede the necessity of good works : they one, and of prayer and thanksgiving. are the worst of a very indifferent brood.
Then curld his very beard with ire. (p. 62. Ho! who art thou 2 - this low salam.
A phenomenon not uncommon with an angry Salam aleikoum! aleikoum salam! peace be Mussulman. In 1809, the Capitan Pacha's whiswith you; be with you peace — the salutation kers at a diplomatic audience were no lces lively reserved for the faithful:--to a Christian, “Ur- with indignation than a tiger-cat's, to the horror larula," a good journey; or saban hiresem, saban of all the dragomans; the portentous mustachios serula ; good morn, good even; and sometimes, twisted, they stood erect of their own accord, "may your end be happy;" are the usual salutes and were expected every moment to change their
colour, but at last condescended to sabside, The insect-queen of eastern spring. [p. 60. which probably saved more heads than they con'The blue-winged butterfly off Kashmeer, the tained hairs. most rare and beautiful of the species.
Nor raised the craven cry, Amaun! Or live like scorpion girt by fire.
"Amaun," quarter, pardon. Alluding to the dubious suicide of the scorpion, 80 placed for experiment by gentle philosophers. I know him by the evil eye. Some maintain that the position of the sting, The "evil eye," a common superstition in the when turned towards the head, is merely a con- Levant, and of which the imaginary effects are vulsive movement; but others have actually yet very singular on those who conceive thembrought in the verdict “Felo de se." The scor- selves affected. pions are surely interested in a speedy decision of the question; as, if once fairly established as A fragment of his palampore. insect-Catos, they will probably be allowed to The flowered shawls generally worn by perlive as long as they think proper, without being sons of rauk. martyred for the sake of an hypothesis.
His calpac rent-his caftan red. When Rhamazan's last sun was set.
The “Calpac" is the solid cap or centre-part The cannon at sunset close the Rhamazan. of the head-dress; the shawl is wound round it,
and forms the turban. By pale Phingari's trembling light. Phingari, the moon.
A turban carved in coarsest stone.
The turban, pillar, and inscriptive verse, deBright as the jewel of Giamschid. (p. 61. corate the tombs of the Osmanlies, whether in The celebrated fabulous ruby of Sultan Giam- the cemetery or the wilderness. In the mounschid, the embellisher of Isiakhar; from its tains you frequently pass similar mementos; and splendour, pamed Schebgerag, “the torch of on enquiry you are informed that they record night;" also, the “cup of the sun." - In the some victim of rebellion, plunder, or revenge. first editions "Giamschid" was written as a word of three syllables, so D'Herbelot has it ; but I At solemn sound of “Alla Hu!" am told Richardson reduces it to a dissyllable, “Alla Hu!" the concluding words of the Muezand writes Jamshid." I have left in the text | zin's call to prayer from the highest gallery on the orthography of the one with the pronuncia- the exterior of the Minaret. On a still evening, tion of the other.
when the Muezzin has a fine voice, which is
frequently the case, the effect is solemn and Turkish, Italian, and English were all exercised, beautiful beyond all the bells in Christendom. in various conceits, upon the unfortunate Mus
sulman. While we were contemplating the beauThey come their kerchiefs green they wave. (p. 63. tiful prospect, Dervish was occupied about the Turks :-"I see I see a dark-eyed girl of Para- antiquarian, and asked him if he had becomes dise, and she waves a handkerchief, a kerchief “Palaocastro" man: "No," said he, “but these of green ; and cries aloud: Come, kiss me, for 1 pillars will be useful in making a stand ; " and love thee."
added other remarks, which at least evinced his
own belief in his troublesome faculty of fure: Beneath avenging Monkir's scythe. (p. 63. hearing: On our return to Athens, we beard Monkir and Nekir are the inguisitors of the from Leone (a prisoner set ashore some dayo dead, before whom the corpse undergoes a slight after) of the intended attack of the Mainotes, noviciate and preparatory training for damnation.
mentioned, with the cause of its not taking If the answers are none of the clearest, he is place, in the notes to Childe Harold, Canto 2d.
was at some pains to question the man, and a red hot mace tiủ properly seasoned,
with a the horses of our party so accurately, that, with
he described the dresses, arms, and marks of variety of subsidiary probations. The office of these angels is no sinecore; there are but two, I other circumstances, we could not doubt of his and the number of orthodox deceased being in á having been in "villanous company," and our. small proportion to the remainder, their hands selves in a bad neighbourhood. Dervish became are always full.
a soothsayer for life, and I dare say is now hearing more masquetry than ever will be fired,
to the great refreshment of the Arnauts of Be. To wander round lost Ellis' throne. [p. 63. rat, and his native mountains. I shall mention Eblis, the oriental Prince of Darkness.
one trait more of this singular race. In March 1811
remarkably stout and active Arnaut But first, on earth as Vampire sent. (p. 63. came (I believe the 50th on the same errand) to The Vampire superstitiou is still general in offer himself as an attendant, which was declinthe Levant. Honest Tournefort tells a long ed: “Well, Affendi," quoth he, "may you live! story, which Mr. Sotfthey, in the notes on Tha--you would have found me useful. I shall laba, quotes about these Vroucolochas," as he leave the town for the hills to-morrow; in the calls them. The Romaic tern is “Vardoulacha." winter I return, perhaps you will then receive I recollect a whole family being terrified by the me."-Dervish, who was present, remarked as a scream of a child, which they imagined must thing of course, and of no consequence, “in the proceed from such a visitation. The Greeks mean time he will join the Klephtes " (robber), never mention the word without horror. I find which was true to the letter.-If not cut of, that “Broucoloka, is an old legitimate Hellenic they come down in the winter, and pass it usappellation at least is so applied to Arsenius, molested in some town, were they are often as who, according to the Greeks, was after his well known as their exploite. death animated by the Devil. The moderns, however, use the word I mention.
Looks not to priesthood for relief.
The monk's sermon is omitted. It seems to Weet with thine own best blood shall drip. (p. 64. have had so little effect upon the patient, that
The freshness of the face, and the wetness of it could have no hopes from the reader. li may the lip with blood are the never failing signs of be sufficient to say, that it was of a customary a Vampire. The stories told in Hungary and length (as may be perceived from the interrapGreece of these foul feeders are singular, and tions and uneasiness of the penitent), and was some of them most incredibly attested.
delivered in the nasal tone of all orthodox
preachers. It is as if the desert-bird.
(p. 65. The pelican is, I believe, the bird so libelled, And shining in her white eymar.
(p. 68. by the imputation of feeding her chickens with “Symar"-shroud. her blood.
This broken tale van all we knete Deep in whose darkly boding, ear.
of her he loved or him he slet. (p. 68. This superstition of a second-hearing (for I 'fhe circumstance to which the above story never met with downright second-sight in the relates was not very uncommon in Turkey. A East) fell once under my own observation.-On few years ago the wife of Muchtar Pacha conmy third journey to Cape Colonna, early in 1811, plained to his father of his son's supposed infias we passed through the defile that leads from delity; he asked with whom, and she had the the hamlet between Keratia and Colonna, I ob- barbarity to give in a list of the twelve handserved Dervish Tahiri riding rather out of the somest women in Yanina. They were seized, path, and leaning his head upon his hand, as if fastened up in sacks, and drowned the same in pain. I rode up and inquired. “We are in night! One of the guards who was present inperil," he answered. “What peril? we are not formed me, that pot one of the victims uttered now in Albania, nor in the passes to Ephesus, a cry, or showed a symptom of terror at so sudMessalunghi, or Lepanto ; there are plenty of den a "wrench from all we know, from all we us, well armed, and the Choriates have not cou- love." The fate of Phrosine, the fairest of this rage to be thieves."—"True, Affendi; but never- sacrifice, is the subject of many a Romaie and theless the shot is ringing in my ears."—"The Arnaut ditty. The story in the text is one shot !not a tophaike has been fired this morn- told of a young Venetian many years ago, and ing."-"I hear it notwithstanding-Bom-Bom- now nearly forgotten. I heard it by accident as plainly as I hear your voice.--—“Psha."—"As recited by ane of the coffee-honse story-tellers you please, Affendi; if it is written, so will it who abound in the Levant, and sing or recite be." - I left this quick-eared predestinarian, and their narratives. The additions and interpolarode up to Basili, his Christian compatriot, whose tions by the translator will be easily distinears, though not at all prophetic, by no means guished from the rest by the want of Easiera relished the intelligence. We all arrived at imagery; and I regret that my memory has reColonna, remained some hours, and returned tained so few fragments of the original. leisurely, saying a variety of brilliant things, in For the contents of some of the notes I am mere languages than spoiled the building of Ba- indebted partly to D'Herbelot, and partly to bel, upon the mistaken seer ;. Romaio, Amaut, that most eastern, and, as Mr. Weber justly