Imágenes de páginas

(p. 14. &

Oh, thou Parnassus ! (p. 9. St. 60. country, appear more conspicuous than in the These stanzas were written in Castri (Delphos), record of what Athens was, and the certainy at the foot of Parnassus, now called Aiaxupa of what she now is. This theatre of contenti a Liakura.

between mighty factions, of the struggle +

orators, the exaltation and deposition of tyrans, Fair to proud Sedille; let her country boast the triumph and punishment of generals, is 20 Her strength, her wealth, her site of ancient days. become a scene of petty intrigue and perpetual

Tp. 10. St. 65. disturbance between the bickering agcats !! Seville was the HispaLIS of the Romans. certain British nobility and gentry. "The vi

foxes, the owls and serpents in the ruins of Bet Ask ye, Bæotian shades ! the reason why?

bylon," were surely less degrading than a

(p. 10. št. 70. inhabitants. The Turks have the plea of con This was written at Thebes, and consequently quest for their tyranny, and the Greeks be in the best situation for asking and answering only suffered the fortune of war, incidenta s such a questiou ; not as the birth-place of Pin- the bravest; but how are the mighty fai's dar, but as the capital of Bæotia, where the when two painters contest the privilege of pa first riddle was propounded and solved.

dering the Parthenon, and triumph in tura

cording to the tenor of each socceeding firma Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom Sylla could but punish, Philip subene

, a flings.

(p. 12. St. 82. Xerxes burn Athens ; but it remained for the "Medio de fonto leporuin

paltry antiquarian, and his despicable aperti "Surgit amari aliquid quod in ipsis floribus angat.“ to render her contemptible as himself as is

LUCR. pursuits.

The Parthenon, before its destruction in part A traitor only fell beneath the feud. by fire during the Venetian sicge, had best

[p. 12. St. 85, temple, a church, and a mosque. In each Alluding to the conduct and death of Solano, of view it is an object of regard: it changed ta the Governor of Cadiz.

Worshippers; but still it was a place of werk?

thrice sacred to devotion: its violation is ! War even to the knife!"

triple sacrilege. But

[p. 12. St. 86. “Man, vain man, “War to the knife." Palafox's answer to the

Drest in a little brief authority, French General at the siege of Saragoza.

Plays such fantastic tricks before high beste

As make the angels weep."
And thou, my friend!

[p. 13. St. 91, Far on the solitary shore he sleep. The Honourable I.. W**. of the Guards, who died of a fever at Coimbra. I had known him It was not always the custom of the Greate ten years, the better half of his life, and the to burn their dead; the greater Ajar in paru happiest part of mine.

cular was interred entire. Almost all the dry In the short space of one month I have lost became gods after their decease, and be ma her who gave me being, and most of those who indeed neglected, who had not annual fans had made that being tolerable. Toine the lines near his tomb, or festivals in honor of his mot of Young are no fiction :

mory by his countrymen, as Achilles, Brasida Insatiate archer! could not one suffice ? and at last even Antinors, whose death sa » Thy shaft flew thrice, and thrice my peace heroic as his life was infamons.

was slain, And thrice ere thrice yon moon had filled Here, son of Saturn ! was thy far’rite tare,

her horn. I should have ventared a verse to the memory The temple of Jupiter Olympius, of which of the late Charles Skinner Matthews, Fellow teen columns, entirely

of marble, ret sarite of Downing College, Cambridge, were he not originally there were 150. These colones de too much above all praise of mine. His powers ever, are by many supposed to have beleegmi of mind, shown in the attainment of greater to the Pantheon. honours, against the ablest candidates, than those of any graduate on record at Cambridge, have And bear these altars o'er the long-reluctant le sufficiently established his fame

on the spot where it was acquired, while his softer qualities

The ship was wrecked in the Archipelaga him too well to envy his superiority. live in the recollection of friends who loves to ride what Goth, and Turk, and The key


At this moment (January 3, 1909, besoin NOTES TO CANTO II.

what has been already deposited in Londue Hydriot vessel is in the Piræus to receive per

portable relic. Thus, as I heard a young Great Despite of war and wasting fire. observe in common with many of his coram

(p. 13. St. 1. men-for, lost as they are, they yet feel an Part of the Acropolis was destroyed by the occasion--thus may Lord 'Elgin boast af beton explosion of a magazine during the Venetian ruined Athens. An Italian painter of the fir siege.

eminence, named Lusieri, is the agent of devant But worse than steel and flame, and ages slow, Sicily, who followed the same profession, bebe

ation; and like the Greek finder of Cerro Is the dread sceptre and dominion dire proved the able instrument of plunder. Bet** of men who never felt the sacred glow That thoughts of thee and thine on polish'd wishes to rescue the remains for his own goreng

This artist and the French Consul Farrel, be breasts bestow. (p. 13. st. 1. ment, there is now a violent dispute concert We can all feel, or imagine, the regret with a car employed in their converance, the other which the rains of cities, once the capitals of of which I wish they were both brodea, ma empires, are beheld; the reflections suggested it-has been

locked up by the l'onsul

, arba by such objects are too trite to require recapi- | Hieri has laid his complaint before the Me tulation. But never did the littlences of man, wode. Lord Elgin has been extremely barri and the vanity of his very best virtues, of pa- his choice of Signor Losieri. During a proiecte triotion to exalt, and of valour to defend hiel of ten years in Athens he nerer had the cer*

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- to proceed as far as Sanium *), till he ac- | countermining, they have done nothing at all. apanied us in our second excursion. However, We had such ink-shed, and wine-shed, which works, as far as they go, are most beautiful; almost ended in bloodshed! Lord E'o "prig,“they are almost all unfinished. While he see Jonathan Wylde for the definition of "prig

his patrons confine themselves to tasting gisin,"—quarrelled with another, Gropius *) by lals, appreciating cameos, sketching columns, name (a very good name too for his business),

cheapening gems, their little absurdities are and muttered something about satisfaction, in a barmless as insect- or fox-hunting, maiden- verbal answer to a note of the poor Prussian ethifying, barouche-driving, or any such pas - this was stated at table to Gropius, who laughed, e: but wben they carry away three or four but could eat no dinner afterwards. The rivals ploads of the most valuable and massy relice were not reconciled when I left Greece. I have t time and barbarism hare left to the most

to remember their squabble, for they tred and most celebrated of cities; when wanted to make me their arbitrator.

destroy, in a vain attempt to tear down, de works which have been the admiration of Her sons too weak the sacred shrine to guard,

, I know no motive which can excuse, no Yet felt some portion of their mother's pains. se which can designate, the perpetrators of

[p. 14. St. 12. dastardly devastation. It was not the least I cannot resist availing myself of the permisthe crimes laid to the charge of Verres, that sion of my friend Dr. Clarke, whose naine rehad plundered Sicily, in the manner since quires no comment with the public, but whose tated at Athens. The most unblushing im- sanction will add tenfold weight to my testimony, ence could hardly go farther than to affix to insert the followiug extract from a very

name of its plunderer to the walls of the obliging letter of his to me, as a note to the opolis; while the wanton and useless deface-above lines : at of the whole range of the bassorelievos, “When the last of the Metopes was taken one compartment of the temple will never from the Parthenon, and, in moving of it, great mit that name to be pronounced by an observ- part of the superstructure with one of the tri. without execration.

glyphs was thrown down by the workmen whom in this occasion I speak impartially: I am | Lord Elgin employed, the Disdar, who beheld

a collector or admirer of collections, conge- the mischief done to the building, took his pipe ntly no rival; but I have some early prepos- from his mouth, dropped a tear, and, in a sup. sion in favour of Greece, and do not think plicating tone of voice, said to Lasieri: Téhog!

honour of England advanced by plunder, 1-1 was present." ether of India or Attica.

The Disdar alluded to was the father of the Another noble Lord has done better, because

present Disdar. has done less : but some others, more or less le, yet “all honourable men," have done best, Where was thine Agis, Pallas ! that appalld ause, after a deal of excavation and execra- Stern Alaric and Havoc on their way? 9, bribery to the Waywode, mining and

[p. 14. St. 14.

According to Zozimus, Minerva and Achilles Now Cape Colonna. In all Attica, if we frightened Alaric from the Acropolis ; but others xcept Atheng itself and Marathon, there is relate that the Gothic king was nearly as mis10 scene more interesting than Cape Colonna. Chievous as the Scottish peer.—See ChandleR. l'o the antiquary and artist, sixteen columns tre an inexhaustible source of observation and

-The netted canopy.

(p. 15. St. 18. lesign; to the philosopher, the supposed scene

The netting to prevent blocks or splinters from If some of Plato's conversations will not be falling on deck during action. inwelcome; and the traveller will be struck *ith the beauty of the prospect over "Isles

But not in silence pass Calypso's isles. the Ægean deep:” but for an

(p. 16. St. 29. Englishman, Colonna has yet an additional in

Goza is said to have been the island of Calypso. terest, as the actual spot of Falconer's Shipwreck. Pallas and Plato are forgotten in the

Land of Albania! let me bend mine eyes recollection of Falconer and Campbell:

On thee, thou rugged nurse of savage men! Here in the dead of night by Lonna's steep,

(p. 17. St. 38. The seaman's cry was heard along the deep.

Albania comprises part of Macedonia, Myria,

Chaonia, and Epirus. Iskander is the Turkish This temple of Minerva may be seen at sea word for Alexander; and the celebrated Scanfrom a great distance. In two journeye, which derbeg (Lord Alexander) is alluded to in the I made, and one voyage to Cape Colonna, the view from either side, by land, was less striking than the approach from the isles. In our *) This Sr. Gropius was employed by a noble second land-exeursion we had a narrow escape

Lord for the sole purpose of sketching, in from a party of Mainnotes, concealed in the

which he excels; but Iain sorry to say, that caverns beneath. We were told afterwards, he has, through the abused sanction of that by one of their prisoners subsequently ransom- most respectable name, been treading at humed, that they were deterred from attacking

ble distance in the steps of Sr. Lusieri. A us by the appearance of my two Albanians : shipful of his trophies was detained, and I conjecturing very sagaciously, but falsely, that believe confiscated, at Constantinople in 1810. we had a complete guard of these Arnauts at

I am most happy to be now enabled to state, hand, they remained stationary, and thus saved

that “this was not in his bond ; " that he was our party, which was too small to have oppo- employed solely as a painter, and that his sed any effectual resistance. Colonna is no noble patron disavows all connexion with him, less a resort of painters than of pirates; there except as an artist. If the error in the first

and second edition of this poem has given tho The hireling artist plants his paltry desk, noble Lord a moment's pain, I am very sorry

And makes degraded Nature picturesque. for it ; Sr. Gropius has assuued for years the But there Nature, with the aid of Art, has name of his agent; and though I cannot much dove that for hersell. I was fortunate enough condemn myself for sharing in the mistake of to engage a very superior German artist; and 80 many, I am happy in being one of the first hope to renew any acquaintance with this and to be undeceived. Indeed, I have as much many other Levantine scenes by the arrival pleasure in contradicting this as I felt regret of his performances.

in statiog it.

hat crown

third and fourth lines of the thirty-eighth tributed my recovery. I had left my last stanza, I do not know whether I am correct in maining English servant at Athens; my dragomaking Scanderbeg the countryman of Alexander, man was as ill as myself, and my poor Arnaldu who was born at Pella in Macedon, bat Mr. nursed me with an attention which would bars Gibbon terms him so, and adds Pyrrhus to the done honour to civilization. list, in speaking of his exploits.

They had a variety of adventures; for te of Albania Gibbon remarks, that a country Moslem, Dervish, being a remarkably handene “within sight of Italy is less known than the man, was always squabbling with the husbase interior of America." Circumstances, of little

of Athens; insomuch that four of the pricipal consequence to mention, led Mr. Hobhouse and Turks paid me a visit of remonstrance at myself into that country before we visited any Convent, on the subject of his having taber a other part of the Ottoman dominions; and with

woman from the bath-whom he had lauf the exception of Major Leake, then officially bought, however thing quite contrary to e resident at Yanina, no other Englishmen have

quette. ever advanced beyond the capital into the interior, as that gentleman very lately assured me.

Basili also was extremely gallant among the Ali Pacha was at that time (October, 1809) carry- for the church, mixed with the highest comer

own persuasion, and had the greatest venerada ing on war against Ibrahiin Pacha, whom he of churchmen,' whom he cuffed upon occasi had driven to Berat, a strong fortress which he

a most heterodox manner. Yet he never end was then besieging: on our arrival at Yanina a church without crossing himselt; and I ** we were invited to Tepaleni, his Highness's member the risk he ran in entering St. Sorin birth-place, and favourite Serai, only one day's in Stambol, because it had once been a please distance from Berat; at this juncture the Vizier of his worship. On remonstrating with bias had made it his head-quarters. After some stay in the capital, we accordingly swered, “our church is holy, our priests at

his inconsistent proceedings, be invariably as followed; but though furnished with every ac- thieves': " and then he crossed himself as an cominodation and escorted by one of the Vizier's

and boxed the secretaries, we were nine days (on account of refused to assist in any required operatie

ears of the first pare the the rains) in accomplishing a journey which, on our return, barely occupied four.

was always found to be necessary where i On our route we passed two cities, Argyro- of his village. Indeed a more abandoned that

priest had any influence with the Copia Bara castro and Libochabo, apparently little inferior of miscreants cannot exist than the lower orden to Yanina in size; and no pencil or pen can of the Greek clergy. ever do justice to the scenery in the vicinity of Zitza and Delvinachi, the frontier-village of

When preparations were made for my reten. Epirus and Albania proper.

my Albanians were summoned to receive the On Albania and its inhabitants I am unwilling pay. Basili took his with an awkward shows to descant, because this will be done so much regret at my intended departure, and a bed! better by my fellow-traveller, in a work which I sent for Dervish, but for some time be **

away to his quarters with his bag of piss, may probably precede this in publication, that I as little wish to follow as I would to antici- not to be found; at last he entered, jasa pate him. But some few observations are ne-glo-consul of Athens, and some other or

Signor Logotheti, father to the ci-devant cessary to the text. The Arnauts, or Albanese, struck me forcibly took the money, but on a sudden dashed its

Greek acquaintances, paid me a visit. Ders by their resemblance to the Highlanders of the ground; and clasping his hands, which Scotland, in dress, figure, and manner of living. I raised to his forehead, rushed out of the Their very mountains seemed Caledonian with a kinder climate. The kilt, though white; the Weeping bitterly. From that moment to be spare, active form; their dialect, Celtic in its mentations, and all our efforts to coasele de

hour of my embarkation he continned bis 1 back to Morven. No nation are so detested and only prodnced this answer, " para.' dreaded by their neighbours as the Albanese : leaves me." Signor Logotheti, who beret vert the Greeks hardly regard them as Christians, before for anything less than the loss! or the Turks as Moslems; and in fact they are para, melted; the padre of the conient. I a mixture of both, and sometimes neither. Their attendants, my visitors-and I verily betro? habits are predatory : all are armed; and the that even "Sterne's foolish fat scullion." pet! red-shawled' Arnauts, the Montenegrins, Chi- have left her “fish-kettle," to sympathize mariots, and Gegdes are treacherous, the others the unaffected and unexpected sorrow of the differ somewhat in garb, and essentially in cha- barbarian. racter. As far as my own experience goes, I For my own part, when I remembered the can speak favourably. I was attended by two, a short time before my departure from Esra an Infidel and a Mussulman, to Constantinople a noble and most intimate associate had este and every other part of Tarkey which caine sed himself from taking leave of me becaine within my observation; and more faithful in had to attend a relation to a milliner's," ! peril, or indefatigable in service, are rarely no less surprised than humiliated by the past to be found. The Infidel was named Basilius, sent occurrence and the past recollection the Moslem, Dervish Tahiri ; the former a man That Dervish would leave me with some* of middle age, and the latter about my own. gret was to be expected : when master and man Basili was strictly charged by Ali Pacha in have been scrambling over the

worlait ** person to attend us ; and Dervish was one of dozen provinces together, they are noi fifty who accompanied us through the forests to separate ; but his present feelings, cos!!! of Acarnania to the banks of Achelous, and with his native ferocity, improved by onward to Messalunghi in Ætolia. There I took of the human heart. him into my own service, and never had occa- dal fidelity is frequent amongst them. One or sion to repent it till the moment of my departure on our journey cover Parnassus, an Eagles friend Mr. H. for England, I was seized with a about the baggage, which he vulockils severe fever in the Morea, these men saved my life by, frightening away my physician, whose his head upon bis hands. Foreseeing the customer

for a blow; he spoke not, but saw down lana within a given time. To this consolatory assu- affront, 'which produced the following into rance of posthumous retribution, and a resolute – have been a robber, I am a relainen refusal of Dr. Romanelli prescriptions, i at I captain ever escrack me; you are my Dantes.'

I believe this alas


ve eaten yonr bread, but by that bread! (a

Monastic Zitza!

(p. 18. St. 18. ual oath) had it been otherwise, I would have The convent and village of Zitza are four abbed the dog, your servant, and gone to the hours' journey from Joannina, or Yanina, the ountains.". So the affair euded, but from that capital of the Pachalick. In the valley the river y forward he never thoroughly forgave the Kalamas (once the Acheron) flows, and not far oughtless fellow who insulted him.

from Zitza forms a fine cataract. The situation Dervish excelled in the dance of his country, is perhaps the finest in Greece, though the apnjectured to be a remnant of the ancient proach to Delvinachi and parts of Acarnania yrrhic: be that as it may, it is manly, and and Ætolia may contest the palm. Delphi, Parquires wonderful agility. It is very distinct nassus, and, in Attica, even Cape Colonna and om the stupid Romaika, the dull round-about Port Raphti, are very inferior; as also every

the Greeks, of which our Athenian party had scene in Ionia, or the Troad. I am almost inmany specimens.

clined to add the approach to Constantinople ; The Albanians in general (I do not mean the but from the different features of the last, a ultivators of the earth in the provinces, who comparison can hardly be made. are also that appellation, but the mountaineers) ile a fine cast of countenance; and the most Here dwells the calnyer.

(p. 18. St. 49. cautiful women I ever beheld, in stature and The Greek monks are so called.

features, we saw levelling the road broken wn by the torrents between Delvinachi and

Nature's volcanic amphitheatre. ibochabo. Their manner of walking is truly

(p. 18. St. 51. teatrical ; but this strut is probably the effect The Chimariot mountains appear to have been i the capote, or cloak, depending from one volcanic. roulder. Their long hair reminds you of the partans, and their courage in dcsoltory war

-Behold black Acheron ! [p. 18. St. 51. ire is unquestionable. Though they have some

Now called Kalamas. ivalry amongst the Gegdes, I never saw a good rnaut horseman: my own preferred the Eng

-In his white capote

(p. 18. St. 52. sh saddles, which, however, they could never

Albanese cloak. eep. But on foot they are not to be subdued y fatigue.

The Sun had sunk behind vast Tomerit.

(p. 19. St. 55. - And pass'd the barren spot,

Anciently Mount Tomarus. Where sad Penelope o'erlook'd the wave.

(p. 17. St. 39.

And Laos wide and fierce came roaring by.. Ithaca.

(p. 19. St. 55.

The river Laos was full at the time the auActium, Lepanto, fatal Trafalgar. thor passed it; and, immediately above Tepa

(p. 17. St. 40. leni, was to the eye as wide as the Thames at Actium and Trafalgar need no further men- Westminster ; at least in the opinion of the auion.

The battle of Lepanto, equally bloody | thor and his fellow-traveller, Mr. Hobhouse. nd considerable, but less known, was fought in In the summer it must be much narrower. It he golph of Patras ; here the author of Don certainly is the finest river in the Levant; Zuixote lost his left hand.

neither Achelous, Alpheus, Acheron, Scamander

nor Cayster, approached it in breadth or beauty. And haild the last resort of fruitless love.

[p. 17. St. 41.

And fellow-countrymen have stood aloof. Leucadia, now Santa Maura. From the pro

[p. 20. St. 66. nontory (the Lover's Leap) Sappho is said to

Alluding to the wreckers of Cornwall. save thrown herself.

-The red wine circling fast. - Many a Roman chief and Asian king.

(p. 20. St. 71. The Albanian Mussulmans do not abstain from

[p. 18. St. 45. It is said, that on the day previous to the

wine, and indeed very few of the others. battle of Actium Anthony had thirteen kings at his levee.

Each Palikar his sabre from him cast.

(p. 20. St. 71. Look where the second Cæsar's trophies rose!

Palikar, shortened when addressed to a single

(p. 18. St. 45. person, from Dahıxapı, a general name for a Nicopolis, whose ruins are most extensive, is soldier amongst the Greeks and Albanese who at some distance from Actium, where the wall speak Romaic—it means properly “a lad." of the Hippodrome survives in a few fragments.

Tumbourgi! Tambourgi! thy 'larum afar. -Acherusia's lake.

(p. 20. Song, Stanza 1. (p. 18. St. 47. According to Pouqueville the Lake of Yanina; Albanese songs, as far as I was able to make

These stanzas are partly taken from different but Pouqueville is always out.

them out by the exposition of the Albanese in

Roinaic and Italian. To greet Albania's chief. [p. 18. St. 47. The celebrated Ali Pacha. of this extraordi- Remember the moment when Previsa fell. nary man there is an incorrect account in Pou

[p. 21. Song, St. 8. queville's Travels.

It was taken by storm from the French. Yet here and there some daring mountain-band Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth. Disdain his power, and from their rocky hold

(p. 21. St. 73. Hurl their defiance far, nor yield, unles to gold. Some thoughts on this subject will be found

[p. 18. St. 47. in the subjoined papers. Pive thousand Suliotes, among the rocks and in the castle of Suli, withstood 30,000 Albanians Spirit of freedom ! when on Phyle's brow for eighteen years: the castle at last was taken Thou satát with Thrasybulus and his train. by bribery In this contest there were srveral

(p. 21. St. 74. acts performed not unworthy of the better days Phyle, which commands a beautiful view of of Greece.

Athens, has still considerable remains; it was seized by Thrasybulas previous to the expulsion | rain is extremely rare, snow nerer lles in the of the Thirty.

plains, and a cloudy day is an agreeable raritz.

in Spain, Portugal, and every part of the east Receive the fiery Frank, her former guest. which I visited, except lonia and Attica, i je

(p. 21. St. 77.ceived no such superiority of climate to a When taken by the Latins, and retained for own; and at Constantinople, where I per** several years.

May, June, and part of July (1810), you agi

"damn the clinate, and complain of spleen," for The prophet's tomb of all its pious spoil. days out of seven.

[p. 21. St. 77. The air of the Morea is beavy and easily Mecca and Medina were taken some time ago some, but the moment you pass the ista i by the Wahabees, a sect yearly increasing. the direction of Megara the change is strike

perceptible. But I fear Hesiod will Thy vales of ever-green, thy hills of snow found correct in his description of a Bena

[p. 22. St. 85. winter. On many of the monntains, particularly Lia- We found at Livadia an "esprit fort ! kura, the snow never is entirely melted, not-Greek bishop, of all free-thinkers! This way withstanding the intense heat of the summer; bot hypocrite rallied his own religion with I never saw it lie on the plains even in winter. intrepidity (but not before his flock), and talent

of a mass as a “Coglioneria." It was imparte Save where some solitary column mourns to think better of him for this : bat, fara be Above its prostrate brethren of the cave. tian, he was brisk with all his absurdity. Tha

(p. 22. St. 86. phenomenon (with the exception indeed of The of Mount Pentelicus, from whence the marble bes, the remains of Chæronea, the plain of la was dug that constructed the public edifices of tea, Orchomenus, Livadia, and its Donigal en Athens. The modern name is Mount Mendeli. of Trophonius) was the only remarkable 1:3 An immense cave formed by the quarries still we saw before we passed Mount Cithxron. remains, and will till the end of time.

The fountain of Dirce torns a mill: atlat

my companion (who, resolving to be at se When Marathon became a magic word- cleanly and classical, bathed in it) probeeks

(p. 23. St. 89. it to be the fountain of Dirce, and any “Siste Viator-heroa calcas!" was the epi- who thinks it worth while may contradict is taph on the famous Count Merci ;-what then At Castri we drank of half a dozen stream must be our feelings when standing on the ti:- some not of the purest, before we decided to mulus of the two hundred (Greeks) who fell on our satisfaction which was the true Castel Marathon? The principal barrow has recently and even that had a villanous twang, produkty been opened by Fauvel; few or no relics, as from the snow, though it did not throw us vases, etc. were found by the excavator. The an epic fever, like poor Dr. Chandler. plain of Marathon was offered to me for sale at From Fort Phyle, of which large remain e the sum of sixteen thousand piastres, about nine exist, the Plain of Athens, Pentelicus, Hype hundred pounds! Alas – Expende-quot libras tus, the Ægean, and the Acropolis, burst EN in duce sommo-invenies !" was the dust of the eye at once; in my opinion, a more Miltiades worth no more? it could scarcely prospect than even Cintra or Istambol. Ved the have fetched less if sold by weight.

view from the Troad, with Ida, the Helleus and the more distant Mount Athos, can you

it, though so superior in extent. PAPERS REFERRED TO BY THE NOTE I heard much of the beauty of Arcadia i TO STANZA 73.

excepting the view from the monastery

gaspelion (which is inferior to Zitza is a 1.

mand of country), and the descent from

mountains on the way from Tripolitza to Apple Before I say any thing about a city of which Arcadia has little to recommend it beyond the every body, traveller or not, has thought it necessary to say something, I will request Miss “Sternitur, et dulces moriens reminiscita Owenson, when she next borrows an Athenian

Argos." heroine for her four volumes, to have the good- Virgil could have put this into the norte ness to marry her to somebody more of a gen- none but an Argive; and (with revereare bene tleman than a “Disdar Aga " (who by the by is spoken) it does not deserve the epithet. Andi not an Aga), the most impolite of petty officers, the Polynices of Statius, “In mediis the greatest patron of larceny Athens ever saw litora campis," did actually hear both shores (except Lord E.), and the unworthy occupant crossing the 'isthmus of Corinth, he bad beriet of the Atropolis, on a handsome annual stipend ears than have ever been worn in such a jotteet of 150 piastres (eight pounds sterling), out of since. which he has only to pay his garrison, the most “Athens," says a celebrated topographer, ill-regulated corps in the ill-regulated Ottoman still the most polished city of Greece."'Perban Empire. I speak it tenderly, seeing I was once it may of Greece, but not of the Greeke; fa the cause of the husband of “Ida of Athens Joannina in Epirus is universally allowed nearly

suffering the bastinado ; and becanse the amongst themselves, to be superior in the wealth said "Disdar" is a turbulent husband, and beats refinement, learning, and dialect of its inhabido his wife, so that I exhort and beseech Miss Jants. The Athenians are remarkable for theit Owenson to sue for a separate maintenance in cunning; and

the lower orders are not limites behalf of "Ida.“ Having premised thus much, on perly characterized in that proverb, which class a matter of such import to the readers of ro- es thein with "the Jews of Salonica, and the inances, may now Icave Ida, to mention her Turks of the Negropont." birth-place. Setting aside the magic of the name, and all Athens, French, Italians, Germans, Raquette

Among the various foreigners resideet is those associations which it would be pedantic there was never a difference of opinion ir ben and superfluous to recapitulate, the very situa-estimate of the Greek character, though every tion of Athene would render it the favourite of other topics they disputed with great acrima. all who have eyes for art or nature. The cli- Mr. Fauvel, the French consul, who has paio mate, to me at least, appeared a perpetual ed thirty years principally at Athens, con day without being as many hours on horseback; I gentleman none who have known bin can refas


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