A history of Greece, from the earliest times to the Roman conquest

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الصفحة 231 - Persians' grave, I could not deem myself a slave. 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?
الصفحة 407 - 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' industrious murmur, oft invites To studious musing ; there Ilissus rolls His whispering stream : within the walls then view The schools of ancient sages ; his, who bred Great Alexander to subdue the world, Lyceum there, and painted Stoa next...
الصفحة 406 - Look once more, ere we leave this specular mount, Westward, much nearer by south-west, behold; 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.
الصفحة 433 - Close around him, and confound him, the confounder of us all, Pelt him, pummel him, and maul him ; rummage, ransack, overhaul him ; Overbear him and outbawl him ; bear him down, and bring him under. Bellow like a burst of thunder, Robber ! harpy ! sink of plunder ! Rogue and villain ! rogue and cheat ! rogue and villain, I repeat ! Oftener than I can repeat it, has the rogue and villain cheated. Close around him, left and right ; spit upon him, spurn and smite : Spit upon him as you see : spurn and...
الصفحة 219 - Of those who at Thermopylae were slain, Glorious the doom, and beautiful the lot ; Their tomb an altar : men from tears refrain To honour them, and praise, but mourn them not. Such sepulchre nor drear decay, Nor all-destroying time shall waste ; this right have they. Within their grave the home-bred glory Of Greece was laid ; this witness gives Leonidas the Spartan, in whose story A wreath of famous virtue ever lives."-)
الصفحة 151 - Now o'er the drowsy earth still Night prevails. Calm sleep the mountain tops and shady vales, The rugged cliffs and hollow glens; The wild beasts slumber in their dens; The cattle on the hill. Deep in the sea The countless finny race and monster brood Tranquil repose.
الصفحة 209 - Hellespont to be scourged, and a set of fetters cast into it. Thus having given vent to his resentment, he ordered two bridges to be built in place of the former, one for the army to pass over, and the other for the baggage and beasts of burthen. The...
الصفحة 219 - Go, tell the Spartans, thou that passest by, That here obedient to their laws we lie...
الصفحة 108 - Of a sound stock, without defect or vice. But, in the daily matches that we make, The price is everything: for money's sake, Men marry: women are in marriage given The churl or ruffian, that in wealth has thriven, May match his offspring with the proudest race: Thus everything is mix'd, noble and base!
الصفحة 253 - In the last species of composition he particularly excelled. His genius was inclined to the pathetic, and none could touch with truer effect the chords of human sympathy. The Lamentation of Danae...

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