Ten Days in Athens: With Notes by The Way : Summer of 1861

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Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862 - 227 páginas

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Página 99 - tis haunted, holy ground, No earth of thine is lost in vulgar mould, But one vast realm of wonder spreads around, And all the Muse's tales seem truly told, Till the sense aches with gazing to behold The scenes our earliest dreams have dwelt upon: Each hill and dale, each deepening glen and wold Defies the power which crush'd thy temples gone: Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon.
Página 86 - Then Paul stood in the midst of *Mars' Hill, and said, " Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.'' ** For as I passed by, and beheld your "devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly* worship, him declare I unto you.
Página 31 - Once more upon the waters ! yet once more ! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider.
Página 81 - Ulysses near th' enclosure drew, With open mouths the furious mastiffs flew: Down sat the sage; and cautious to withstand, Let fall th' offensive truncheon from his hand. Sudden, the master runs; aloud he calls; And from his hasty hand the leather falls; With showers of stones he drives them far away; The scattering dogs around at distance bay.
Página 86 - Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious. For passing by and seeing your idols, I found an altar also on which was written : To Uie unknown God. What therefore you worship without knowing it, that I preach to you.
Página 2 - But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ! Or like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever...
Página 86 - And taking him, they brought him to Areopagus, saying : May we know what this new doctrine is which thou speakest of? SO For thou bringest in certain new things to our ears.
Página 3 - Who by that search shall wiser grow, When we ourselves can never know? The little knowledge I have gained, Was all from simple nature drained; Hence my life's maxims took their rise, Hence grew my settled hate to vice.
Página 46 - In all ordinary cases, if in dread of sickness, lie down on the back at least a quarter of an hour before the vessel starts. No position but that of recumbency on the back will do. Let head, body and back become, as it were, part of the vessel, participating in its motion without muscular effort. This precaution is often of itself sufficient. It will be of little use to assume this position after the sickness has commenced. It must be beforehand.
Página 227 - ... man need not be accused of fanaticism who is convinced, that to look back upon a life, not uselessly spent, is the only thing which will bring him peace at the last. But enough of moralizing, when, in the words of our greatest living poet, I wish to such as have honoured my tale with a perusal, " To each and all, a fair good night, And rosy dreams, and slumbers light.

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