A Handbook for Travellers in Greece: Describing the Ionian Islands, Continental Greece, Athens, and the Peloponnesus, the Islands of the Ægean Sea, Albania, Thessaly, and Macedonia
J. Murray, 1872 - 505 pages
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Acarnania Acropolis Albanian ancient city antiquity ascends Athenian Athens Athos Attica beautiful Boeotia building built called castle Cephalonia Chalkis chief Christian church coast columns Constantinople Corfu Corinth Crete crosses descends district Doric eastern English entrance Euboea fortress gate Greece Greek Gulf harbour height Hellenic hill Homer Hotel houses inhabitants Ionian Ionian Islands island isthmus Joannina Kalamata khan Kyparissia lake marble Mesolonghi Messrs miles modern monastery Mount Mount Athos mountains Nauplia nearly neighbouring northern occupied Parthenon Pasha pass Patras Pausanias Peloponnesus peninsula picturesque Piræus plain port portico Prevesa probably Propylæa remains ridge river road rock rocky Roman round route ruins Salonica scenery shore side situated slope Sparta steamer steep stone Strabo summit Syra tains Taygetus temple theatre thence Theseus Thessaly tion towers town traces traveller Turkish Turks valley Venetian village Vostitza walls whence Zante
Page 325 - A king sate on the rocky brow Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis ; And ships, by thousands, lay below, And men in nations ; — all were his ! He counted them at break of day — And when the sun set where were they...
Page 325 - Must we but blush?— Our fathers bled. Earth! render back from out thy breast A remnant of our Spartan dead! Of the three hundred grant but three, To make a new Thermopylae! What, silent still? and silent all? Ah! no;— the voices of the dead Sound like a distant torrent's fall, And answer, "Let one living head, But one, arise,— we come, we come!
Page 322 - Out upon Time! it will leave no more Of the things to come than the things before ! Out upon Time! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve...
Page 138 - Where on the ^Egean shore a city stands, Built nobly, pure the air, and light the soil ; Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence, native to famous wits Or hospitable, in her sweet recess, City or suburban, studious walks and shades. See there the olive grove of Academe, Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long; There flowery hill Hymettus, with the sound Of bees...
Page 416 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present — advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 68 - 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 325 - 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 138 - O'er the hush'd deep the yellow beam he throws Gilds the green wave, that trembles as it glows. On old /Egina's rock, and Idra's isle, The god of gladness sheds his parting smile; O'er his own regions lingering, loves to shine, Though there his altars are no more divine.