The Ionian Islands in the Year 1863

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W.H. Allen, 1863 - 480 pages
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Page 376 - Hew down the bridge, Sir Consul, With all the speed ye may; I, with two more to help me, Will hold the foe in play. In yon strait path a thousand May well be stopped by three. Now who will stand on either hand, And keep the bridge with me?" Then out spake Spurius Lartius ; A Ramnian proud was he: "Lo, I will stand at thy right hand, And keep the bridge with thee.
Page 271 - They passed to their Dorian home. And now from their fountains In Enna's mountains, Down one vale where the morning basks, Like friends once parted Grown single-hearted, They ply their watery tasks. At sunrise they leap From their cradles steep In the cave of the shelving hill ; At noontide they flow Through the woods below And the meadows of asphodel ; And at night they sleep In the rooking deep Beneath the Ortygian shore ; — Like spirits that lie In the azure sky When they love but live no more.
Page 118 - Pelodes there was such a calm of wind that the ship stood still in the sea unmoored, he was forced to cry aloud that Pan was dead ; wherewithal there were such piteous outcries and dreadful shrieking as hath not been the like.
Page 118 - 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.
Page 272 - And now from their fountains In Enna's mountains, Down one vale where the morning basks, Like friends once parted Grown single-hearted, They ply their watery tasks. At sunrise they leap From their cradles steep In the cave of the shelving hill ; At noontide they flow Through the woods below And the meadows of asphodel ; And at night they sleep In the rocking deep Beneath the Ortygian shore, Like spirits that lie In the azure sky When they love but live no more.
Page 43 - 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.
Page 152 - O God of our salvation ; Thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that remain in the broad sea.
Page i - 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.
Page 326 - ... stores is greatly elevated by operations going on at the surface, often at a great distance above. ' The cause of this is evaporation, which proceeds incessantly from the surface of all rocks, but especially from limestones. The narrow crevices, common in limestone rocks, act as capillary tubes. When water falls on the surface of such rock, it finds its way down readily, and this seems quite natural ; but when, in hot countries, where there is a long summer season of great drought, the surface...
Page 300 - Mnestheus to the head his arrow drove "With lifted eyes, and took his aim above. But to justify this artificial connection among the words, the ideas they...

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