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voked some learned controversy
to dare opti
“Galiongée of Galiongi, a sailor, that is venture a conjecture on the point, though a little Turkish sailor; the Greeke navigate, the Turki Inclined to the "errare mallem, " if Mr. For work the gång. Their dress is picturesgte; an was mistaken.
I have seen the Capitan Pacha more than en
wearing it as a kind of incog. Their legs, hoe Even Azrael, from his deadly quiver. (p. 71. ever, are generally naked. The buekine do Azrael--the angel of death.
scribed in the text as sheated behind with silver
are those of an Arnaut robber, who was my hest Within the caves of Istakar. (p. 71. had quitted the profession), at his Pyrgo, men The treasures of the Preadamite Sultans. See Gastouni in the Morea ; they were plated in sals D'HERBELOT, article Istakar.
one over the other, like the back of an armatia
So may the Koran verse display'd.
after sometimes the name of the place of their ma
The characters on au Turkish scimitan can a Pacha;' a Waywode is the third ; and then
facture come the Agas.
but more generally a text fra
Koran, ín letters of gold. Amongst these 197 Was he not bred in Egripo ?
(p. 72. possession is one with a blade of singular Egripo-the Negropont. According to the pro-led into serpentine curves like the rippled verb, the Torks of Bgripo,
the jews of Salonica, water, or the wavering of flame. I asked the and the Greeks of Athens, are the worst of their Armenian who sold it, what possible use sad i respective races.
figure could add: he said, in Italian, that he did
not know but the Mussulmans had an idea that Ah! yonder see the Tchocadar.
(p. 72. “Tchocadar"-one of the attendants who pre-liked it because it was " piu feroce.“. I did no
those of this form gave a severer wound; ad cedes a man of authority.
much admire the reason, but bought it for a
peculiarity. Thine oun "broad Hellespont" still dashes. (p. 73.
The wrangling about this epithet, "the broad But like the nephew of a Cain. Hellespont " or the “boundless Hellespont," It is to be observed, that every allusion o whether it meang one or the other, or what it any thing or personage in the old Testament means at all, has been beyond all possibility of such as the Ark,' or Cain, is equally the privile; detail. I have even heard it disputed on the of Mussulman and Jew; indeed the former pr spot; and not foreseeing a speedy conclusion to fess to be much better acquainted with the line the controversy, amused myself with swimming true and fabuloue, of the patriarchs, thai across it in the mean time, and probably may warranted by our own Sacred Writ, and a again, before the point is settled. Indeed, the content with Adam, they have a biography : question as to the truth of “the tale of Troy Pre-Adamites. Solomon is the monarcha divine" still continues, much of it resting upon necromancy, and Moses a prophet inferior any the talismanic word “TELOOS:" probably Homer to Christ and Mahomet. Zuleika is the Peria had the same notion of distance that a coquette name of Potiphar's wife, and her ameer vi has of time, and when he talks of boundless, Joseph constitutes one of the finest peeps i means half a mile; as the latter, by a like fi- their language. It is therefore no violation ! gure, when she says eternal attachment, simply costume to put the names of Cain, or Noak, iske specifies three weeks.
the mouth of a Moslem.
And Pastoan's rebel hordes attest.' Which Ammon's son ran proudly round. (p. 73. Before his Persiar invasion; he crowned the the last years of his life set the whole poate
Paswan Oglou, 'the rebel of Widdin, who fer altar which laurel. He was afterwards imi- of the Porte at defiance. tated by Caracalla in his nice. It is believed that the last also poisoned a friend, named They gave their horsetails to the wind. [P! Festus, for the sake of new Patroclean gaines. I have seen the sheep feeding on the tombs of
Horsetail, the standard of a Pacha. Æsietes and Antilochus ; the first is in the He drank one draught, nor needed more! 01 centre of the plain.
- Giaff Pacha of Argyro Castro, or Scutari,
am not sure which, was actually taken of O'er which her fairy fingers ran. (p 73. the Albanian Ali, in the manner described a When rubbed, the amber is susceptible of a the text. Ali Pacha, while I was in the country
, perfumc, which is slight, but not disagreeable. married the daughter of his victim, some yras
after the event had taken place at a baths Her mother's sainted amulet.
Sophia, or Adrianople. The poison was miss! The belief in amulets engraved on gems,
in the cup of coffee, which is presented before enclosed in gold boxes, containing scraps from the sherbet by the bath-keeper, after dressing, the Koran, worn round the neck, wrist, or arm, is still universal in the East. The Koorsee
I sought by turns, and saw them all. If (throne) verse in the second chapter of the Koran
The Turkish notions of almost all islands are describes the attributes of the most High, and is confined to the Archipelago, the sea alluded mo engraved in this manner, and worn by the pious, as the most esteemed and sublime of all sentences.
The last of Lambro's patriots there. *
forts in 1789–90 'for the independence of the And by her Comboloio lies. “Comboloio" -a Turkish rosary. The Miss a pirate, and the Archipelago was the scene
[P: 73. country: abandoned by the Russians, he became adorned and illuminated. The Greek females Petersburgh. He 'and Riga are the two sell particularly those of the Persians, are richly his enterprises. He is said to be still alive at are kept in atter ignorance ; but many of the celebrated of the Greek revolutionists. Turkish girls are highly accomplished, though not actually qualified for a Christian coterie; To snatch the Rayahs from their fate. In perhaps some of our own "blues" might not be “Rayahs," all who pay the capitation tas, callThe worse for bleaching.
ed the "Haratch."
I let me like the ocean-Patriarch roam. (p. 76.1 “the friends of my youth, where are they? This first of voyages is one of the few with and an Echo answered, "Where are they i " ich the Mussulmans profess much acquaintance. (Arabic MS.) only know on land the Tertar's home. (p. 76. the test is taken) must be already familiar to
The above quotation (from which the idea in The wandering life of the Arabs, Tartars, and every reader-it is given in the annotations to rkomans, will be found well detailed in any “The Pleasures of Memory, k of Eastern travels. That it possesses a known as to render a reference almost super
a poem so well Irm peculiar to itself cannot be denied. A Auous; but to whose pages all will be delighted ing French renegado confessed to Chateauand, that he never found himself alone, galing in the desert, without a sensation apaching to rapture, which was indescribable.
Into Zuleika's name.
“And airy tongues that syllable men's namee." homing as Aden in its earliest hour.
(p. 76. Jannat al Aden," the perpetual abode, the
MILTON. issulman Paradise.
For a belief that the souls of the dead inhabit
the form of birds, we need not travel to the And mourn'd above his turbon-stone. (p. 78. East. Lord Lyttleton's ghost-story, the belief 1 turban is carved in 'stone above the graves of the Duchess of Kendal, that George 1. flew men only.
into her window in the shape of a raven (see
Orford's Reminiscences), and many other ine loud Wul-wulleh warn his distant ear. (p. 78. stances, bring this superstition nearer home. The The death-song of the Turkish women. The most singular was the whim of a Worcester ilent slaves are the men whose notions of lady, who, believing her daughter to exist in corum forbid complaint in public.
the shape of a singing bird, literally furnished
her pew in the Cathedral with cages-full of the "Where to my child ?"-an Echo answera- kind; and as she was rich, and a benefactress Where?
(p. 78. in beautifying the church, no objection was "Ioane to the place of my birth and cried, I made to ber harmless folly.
NOTES TO THE CORSAIR.
The time in this poem may seem too short for of nature I shall attempt to prove by some hisle occurrences, but the whole of the Ægean torical coincidences which I have met with since les are within a few hourg sail of the conti-writing "The Corsair.“ ent, and the reader must be kind enough to “Eccelin prisonnier," dit Rolandini, "g'enferke the wind as I have often found it.
moit dans un silence inenaçant, il fixoit sur la
terre son visage féroce, et ne donnoit point of fair Olympia loved and left of old. (p. 85. d'essor à sa profonde indignation.-De toutes Orlando, Cantó 10.
parts cependant les soldats et les peuples accou
roient; 'ils vouloient voir cet homine, jadis si Around the waves' phosphoric brightness broke. puissant, et la joie universelle éclatoit de toutes
(p. 87: parts." By night, particularly in a warm Jatitude, very stroke of the oar, every motion of the “Eccelin étoit d'une petite taille ; mais tont pat or ship, is followed by a slight flash like l'aspect de sa personne, tous ses mouvemens inleet lightning from the water.
diyuoient un soldat. Son langage étoit amer,
son déportement superbe, et par son seul regard, -the sober berry'ı juice. [p. 87. il faisoit trembler les plus hardis." SIAMONDI, Coffee.
tome iu. p. 219.
“Gizericus (Genseric, king of the Vandals, Vhile dance the Almas to wild minstrelsy. [p. 87. the conqueror of both Carthage and Rome), staDancing-girls.
tura mediocris, et equi casu claudicans, animo
profundus, sermone rarus, luxuriæ contemptor, 4 captive Dervise, from the pirate's nest ira turbidus, habendi cupidus, ad solicitandas Escaped, is here-himself would tell the rest. gentes providentissimus." "JORNANDES de Rebus
(p. 87. Geticis, c. 33. It has been objected that Conrad's entering I beg leave to quote these gloomy realities to isguised as a spy is out of nature.-Perhaps keep in countenance my Giaour and Corsair. 1.-'find something not unlike it in history. ""Anxious to explore with his own eyes the And my stern vow and order's laws oppose. ate of the Vandals, Majorian ventured, after
[p. 89. isguising the colour of his hair, to visit Car- The Dervises are in colleges, and of different lage in the character of his own ambassador ; orders, as the monks. nd Genséric was afterwards mortified by the iscovery, that he had entertained and dismissed They seize that Dervise. Seize on Zatanai! e Emperor of the Romans. Such an anecdote ay be rejected as an improbable fiction ; but Satan.
is a fiction which would not have been imained unless in the life of a hero." GIHBON, He tore his beard, and foaming fled the Aght. ecl. and Fall, vol. vi. p. 180. That Conrad' is a character not altogether out A common and not very novel effect of Mus
[p. 49. tion of the nary authorised an aliack, one ***
sulman anger. See Prince Eugene's Memotrs, I gulf of Mexico; it runs through a rich but very P: 24. "The Seraskier received a wound in the flat country, until it reaches within a nik thigh; he plucked up his beard by the roots, the Mississippi river, fifteen miles below the because he was obliged to quit the field.". city of New Orleans. The bay has branche
almost innumerable, in which persons can Brief time had Conrad now to greet Gulnare.
concealed from the severest scrutiny. It cum
(p. 89. municates with three lakes which lie on the Gulnare, o female name; it means, literally, southwest side, and these with the lake of the the flower of the Pomegranate.
same name, and which lies contiguous tas sca, where there is an island formed by the in
arms of this lake and the sea. The east a Till even the scaffold echoes wud their jest ! west points of this island were fortified in In Sir Thomas More, for instance, on the mand of 'one Mr. La Fitte. À large
year 1811, by a band of pirates, under the scaffold, and Anne Boleyn in the Tower, when of these outlaws are of that class of grasping her neck, she remarked, that it was pulation of the state of Louisiana, whe too slender to trouble the headsman much.": from the island of St. Domingo daring During one part of the French Revolution, it troubles there, and took refuge in the island became a fashion to leave some “mot" as a Cuba: and when the last war between Frame legacy; and the quantity of facetious last words and Spain commenced, they were compelled spoken during that period would form a melan- leave that island with the short notice of an choly jest-book of considerable size.
days. Without ceremony, they entered the la
ed States, the most of them the State of Louis That closed their murder'd sage's latest day! iana, with all the negroes they had pesame
(p. 93. in Cuba. They were notified by the Gorent Socrates drank the hemlock a short time be- of that State of the clause in the constite fore sanset (the hour of execation), notwithstand which forbad the importation of slaves; bar, ing the entreaties of his disciples to wait till the same time, received the assurance of the the sun went down.
Governor that he would obtain, if possible.
approbation of the general Government for that slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run. . . . retaining this property. That frown where gentler ocean seems to smile. The island of 'Barrataria is situated
[p. 93. lat. 29. deg. 15 min. long. 92. 30. and is an The opening lines of Canto III, have,“ per- markable for its health as for the superior vale haps, little business here, and were annexed and shellfish with which its waters abound. The to an unpublished (though printed) poem; but chief of this horde, like Charles Moor, hal they were written on the spot in the Spring of mixed with his many vices some virtnes
. It 1811, and I scarce know why-the reader must year 1813 this party had, from its turpitude and excuse their appearance here if he can. (See boldness, claimed the attention of the Gorene “Curse of Minerva."')
of Louisiana ; and, to break up the establishers
he thought proper to strike at the head. le The queen of night asserts ker silent reign. therefore offered a reward of 500 dollars for
(p. 94. the head of Mr. La Fitte, who was well imeri The twilight in Greece is much shorter than to the inhabitants of the city of New-lik in our own country; the days in winter are leans, from his immediate connexion, and longer, but in summer of shorter daration. once having been a fencing-master in that
of great reputation, which art he learnt i The gleaming turret of the gay Kiosk. (p. 94. Buonaparte's army, where he was a Captain
The Kiosk is a Turkish summer-house; the The reward which was offered by the Goreng palm is without the present walls of Athens, not for the
head of La Fitte was answered by the far from the temple of 'Theseas, between which offer of a reward from the latter af 15,00 $ and the tree the wall intervenes.-Cephisus'i the head of the Governor. The Governa? stream is indeed scanty, and Tissus has no dered out a company to march from the city stream at all.
La Fitte'g island, and to burn and destros e
the property, and to bring to the city of Net His only bends in seeming o'et his beads. (p. 95. Orleans all his banditti. This company,
The Comboloio, or Mahometan rosary; the the command of a man who had been the inte beads are in number ninety-nine.
mate associate of this bold Captain, approached And the cold flowers her colder hand contain'd. a man,
very near to the fortified island, before be a
heard a sound, until he heard
(p. 100. whistle, not unlike a boatswain's call. The In the Levant it is the custom to strew flowers was he found himself surrounded by armed on the bodies of the dead, and in the hands of who had emerged from the secret avenues which young persons to place a nosegay.
led into Bayou. Here it was that the modern
Charles Moor developed his few noble trails Link'd with one virtue, and a thousand crimes. for to this man, who had come to destro!
(p. 101. life and all that was dear to him, be setely That the point of honour which is represented spared his life, but offered him that which would in one instance of Conrad's character has not have made the honest soldier easy for the been carried beyond the bounds of probability mainder of his days, which was indignantly may perhaps be in some degree confirmed by fused. He then, with the approbation als the following anecdote of a brother buccaneer captor, returned to the city. This circonstater Our readers have all seen the account of the band of pirates was not to be taken by the
and some concomitant events, proved that the enterprise against the pirates of Barrataria; Our naval force having always been spalle ation, history, or nature of that establishment. this illicit establishment could not be expected but few, we believe, were informed of the situ- that quarter, exertions for the destracting For the information of such as were anacquaint- from thein until augimented; for an afficeret following interesting 'narrativo of the main facts, station, had to retreat from an averwhelmet of which he has personal knowledge, and which force of La Fitte's. So soon as the augmenta cannot fail to interest some of our readers. Barrataria is a bay, or a narrow arm of the inade; the overthrow of this banditti bae bero
| resnlt; and now this almost invulnerable the see. Rumour whispered ho retalned the vices nt and key to New Orleans is clear of an of his youth, and that a passion for the fair sex my, it is to be hoped the government will formed an item in the list of his weaknesses ; d it by a strong military force.-From an but so far from being convicted by seventy witverican Newspaper.
nesses, he does not appear to have been directly n Noble's continuation of Granger's Biograph- criminated by one. In short, I look upon these 1 Dictionary, there is a singular passage aspersions as the effects of mere malice. How his account of archbishop Blackbourne, and is it possible a buccaneer should have been so in some measure connected with the profes-good a scholar as Blackbourne certainly was ? n of the hero of the foregoing poem, I cannot he who had so perfect a knowledge of the clasist the temptation of extracting it.
sice (particularly of the Greek tragedians), as "There is something mysterious in the history to be able to read them with the same easc as a character of Dr. Blackbourne. The former he could Shakespeare, must have taken great but imperfectly known; and report has even pains to acquire ihe learned languages, and haye verted he was a buccaneer, and that one of his had both leisure and good masters. But he was ethren in that profession having asked, on his undoubtedly educated at Christ-church - College, rival in England, what had become of his old Oxford. He is allowed to have been a pleasant am, Blackbourne, was answered, he is Arch- man: this, however, was turued against him, by ihop of York. We are informed, that Black- its being said, "he gained more hearts than souls." urne was installed sub-dean of Exeter in 1691, rich office he resigned in 1702: but after his ccessor's, Lewis Barnct's, death, in 1704, he “The only voice that could soothe the passions gained it. In the following year he became of the savage ( Alphonso 3d) was that of an an; and, in 1714, held with it the archdeanery amiable and virtuous wife, the sole object of his
Cornwall. He was consecrated bishop of Ex- love: the voice of Donna Isabella, the daughter er, February 24, 1716 ; and translated to York, of the duke of Savoy, and the grand-daughter of ovember 28, 1724, as a reward, according to Philip 2d, King of Spain. - Her dying words sunk urt scandal, for uniting George 1. to the Duch- deep into his memory; his fierce spirit melted $ of Munster. This, however, appears to into tears; and after the last embrace Alphonso we been an unfounded calumny. As archbishop retired into his chamber to bewail his irreparable
behaved with great prudence, and was equally loss, and to meditate on the vanity of human spectable as the guardian of the revenues of life" GIBBOX.
NOTE TO L A R A.
The event in the latter part of Canto 2d was, alarmed; and one of them informed the Pontif uggested by the description of the death, or of the evening - excursion of his sons, and that ather burial, of the Duke of Gandia.
the Duke had not yet made his appearance. This The most interesting and particular account gave the Pope no small anxiety; but be conf this mysterious event is given by Burchard, jectared that the Duke had been attracted by nd is in substance as follows: “On the eighth day some courtesan to pass the night with her, and [ June the “Cardinal of Valenza, and the Duke not choosing to quit the house in open day, had f Gandia, sons of the Pope, supped with their waited till ihe following evening to return home. other, Vanozza, near the church of S. Pietro When, however, the evening arrived, and he d vincula ; several other persons being present found himself disappointed in his expectations, t the entertainment. A late hour approaching, he became deeply afflicted, and began to make nd the Cardinal having reminded his brother, inquiries from different persons, whom he ordered hat it was time to return to the apostolic palace, to attend him for that purpose. Amongst these hey mounted their horses or mules, with only was a man named Giorgio Schiavoni, who, havfew attendants, and proceeded together as far ing discharged some timber from a bark in the $the palace of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, when river, had remained on board the vessel to watch he Duke informed the Cardinal, that before he it, and being interrogated whether he had seen eturned home, he had to pay a visit of pleasure. any one thrown into the river, on the night Dismissing therefore all his attendants, except- preceding, he replied, that he saw two men on ng his staffiero, or footman, and a person in a foot, who came down the street, and looked dilinask, who had paid him a visit whilsi at supper, gently about, to observe whether any person ad who, during the space of a month, or there was passing. 'That seeing no one, they returned, bouts, previous to this time, had called upon and a short time afterwards two others came, tim almost daily, at the apostolic palace ;' he and looked around in the same manner as the ook this person behind him on his mule, and former; no person still appearing, they gave a roceeded to the street of the Jews, where he sign to their companions, when a man came, uitted his servant, directing him to remain monnted on a white horse, having behind him a here until a certain hour; when, if he did not dead body, the head and arms of which hung on return, he might repair to the palace. The Duke one side, and the feet on the other side of the hen scated the person in the inask behind him, horse; the two persons on foot supporting the und rode, 1 know not whither; but in that night body, to prevent its falling. They thus proceeded he was assassinated, and thrown into the river. towards that part, where the filth of the city is Che servant, after having been dismissed, was usually discharged into the river, and turning hlso assaulted and mortally wounded; and al- the horse, with his tail towards the water, the hough he was attended with great care, yet two persons took the dead body by the arms and uch was his situation, that he could give no feet, and with all their strength fung it into intelligible account of what had befallen his the river. The person on horseback then asked naster. In the morning, the Duke not having if they had thrown it in, to which they replied, returned to the palace, his servants bogan to be l Signor, si (yes, Sir). He then looked towardo the river, and seeing a mantle floating on the the others in his head, body, and limbe. No stream, he inquired what it was that appeared sooner was the Pontiff informed of the death black; to which they answered, it was a mantle; his son, and that he had been thrown, like silt, and one of them threw stones upon it, in con into the river, than giving way to his grief. Beqùence of which it sunk. The attendants of shut himself up in a chamber and wept bitterty, the Pontiff then inquired from Giorgio, why he | The Cardinal of Segovia, and other allerdania had not revealed this to the governor of the on the Pope, went to the door, and after nu city; to which he replied, that he had seen in hours spent' in persuasions and exhortati his time a handred dead bodies thrown into the prevailed upon him to admit them. From the river at the same place, withoat any inquiry evening of Wednesday, till the following Sute being made respecting them, and that he had day, the Pope took no food ; nor did he he not, thercfore, considered it as a matter of any from Thursday morning till the same boe importance. The fishermen and seamen" were the ensuing day. At length, however, then collected, and ordered to search the river; way to the entreaties of his attendants, he where, on the following evening, they found the to restrain his sorrow, and to consider the list body of the Duke, with his babit entire, and which his own health might sustain, by thirty ducats in his purse. He was pierced with further indulgence of his grief."-Roscorila aine wounds, one of which was in his throat, Tenth, Vol. , p. 265.
NOTES TO THE SIEGE OF CORINTH.
The Turcoman hath left his herd. (p. 116. j intentional, resemblance in these twelve ligeix The life of the Turcomans is vandering and a passage in an anpablished poem of Mr. Ceit patriarchal: they dvell in tents.
ridge, called “Christabel."* It was net til
after these lines were written that I heard thai Coumourgi-he whose closing scene. (p. 117. wild and singularly original and beautiful pers Ali Coumoorgi, the favourite of three sultans, recited; and the MS. of that production I see and Grand Vizier to Achmet III., after recovering saw till very recently, by the kindness of a Peloponnesus from the Venetians in one con Coleridge himself, who, I hope, is continued paiga, was mortally wounded in the next, against that I have not been a wilful plagiarist
. Th the Germans , at the battle of Peterwaradin (in original idea undoubtedly pertains to Mr. Cabe the plain of Carlowitz), in Hungary, endeavour - ridge, whose poem has been composed abort ing to rally his guards. He died of his wounds fourteen years. Let me conclude by a hope that next day. His last order was the decapitation he will not longer delay the publication : of General Brenner, and some other German production, of which I can only add my nite al prisoners; and his last words, “Oh that I could approbation to the applause of far more coope thus serve all the Christian dogs!" a speech tent judges. (“Christabel was pablished in lex) and act not unlike one of Caligula. He was a young man of great ambition and unbounded presumption on being told that Prince Eugene,
There is a light cloud by the moon iben opposed to him, "was a great general," he
* Tis parking and will pass full soon said “I shall become a greater, and at his expense."
ų, by the i ime ita vapoury seil.... (p.
I have been told that the idea expressed in There shrinks no ebb in that tideless seq. (p. 119.
these lines has been admired by those who The reader need hardly be reminded that there approbation is valuable. I am glad of it: he aro no perceptible tides m the Mediterranean. found much better expressed in "Vathek wat
it is not original-at least not mine ; it was die And their white tusks crunchid o'er the whiter to which I have before referred, and peser skull.
recur to, or read, without a renewal offers This spectacle I have seen, such as described,
tification. beneath the wall of the Seraglio at Constantinople, in the little cavities worn by the Bos- The horsetails are pluck'd from the ground phorus in the rock, a narrow terrace of which
and the stord. projects between the wall and the water. I think The horsetail, fixed upon a lance, a Packay the fact is also mentioned in Hobhouse's Tra- | standard. vels. The bodies were probably those of some refractory Janizaries.
And since the day, when in the strail
In the naval battle at the month of the Dar And each scalp had a single long tuft of hair. danelles, between the Venetians and the
[p. 120. Turks. This toft, or long lock, is left froin a superotition that Mahomet will draw them into Para- The jackals troop, in gather'd cry: A 13 dise by it.
I believe I have taken a poetical license.
transplant the jackal from Asia. In Greece! Was it the wind, through some hollow stone. ... never saw nor heard these animals; but amene I must here acknowledge a close, though un-Thundreds. They haunt ruins, and follow arsies.
[p. 121. the ruins of Ephesus I have heard then be