"Magyarland": Being the Narrative of Our Travels Through the Highlands and Lowlands of Hungary

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S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881 - 311 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 166 - Should a horse awaken the suspicion of the pandurok, and its pedigree seem of doubtful origin, it is impounded for a year, during which time it is advertised in every policestation throughout the country, or at all events until the true owner comes forward to claim the " bitang " as his long-lost steed, or the person whose ownership was doubted can prove beyond all question that he obtained it by lawful means. Whilst the suspected animal is kept by the police in durance...
الصفحة 141 - ErJ-Mdnnchen as it moved about. From out the veil above the stars were shining feebly, and blinking like the weary eyes of persons who have been keeping vigil all the night. The air which fans our cheeks comes fresh and moist from its bath of dew, and there is everywhere around a succession of small, tremulous, and intermittent sounds like those of living creatures roused from a state of inaction into new life. The sun was rising, and, like a row of mighty altar-fires, glowed the snowy pinnacles...
الصفحة 42 - ... covered with the large round leaves of the melon, its tendrils hanging in graceful festoons, and its golden fruit resting on the thatch. We might have been witnessing a Spanish saraband. The Hungarians dance for their very lives. To them the practice of the Terpsichorean art is no mere languid and graceful undulation of the figure, but a perfect wild abandon of mirth ; and they whirl, and spin, and gyrate with the velocity of dervishes, until their long black locks stand out straight, and their...
الصفحة 188 - Taken from their customary surroundings, they become at once such an anomaly and anachronism, and present such an instance of the absurdity of attempting to invert the order of nature, that we feel more than ever how utterly different they are from the rest of the human race, that there is a key to their strange life which we do not possess— a secret freemasonry that renders them more isolated than the veriest savages dwelling in the African wilds — and a hidden mystery hanging over them and...
الصفحة 140 - ... we watch the night creeping silently over the hills and upon the castle walls till they stand out black against the sky. Then, wrapping ourselves in our bundas, we follow with our gaze the stars on their silent track through space, and note how some burn red to the very verge of the horizon, while others rise above it but to set again, like those dear ones who come on earth to bless us for awhile, and then leave us with nought but their shining pathway to tell us whither they are gone. Suddenly...
الصفحة 165 - ... weird alternations of glow and gloom. They are a wild uncanny-looking people, very unlike the ordinary itinerant gipsy. As we went across to them they seemed to regard our presence in their midst as a decided intrusion, and several withdrew from the fire and hid themselves in the surrounding darkness. Tethered a short distance beyond the camp, but hidden by the surrounding darkness, were several horses, and from the frequent neighing and pawing of the ground that proceeded from that direction,...
الصفحة 288 - ... first sounds he is conscious of are those of his mother singing to him as she rocks his cradle, or trudges along to market with him tucked under her arm a stiff little bundle. Then as she watches the dawning of intelligence in his infant face, her mother-language is that of poetry, which she improvises at the moment, and so, though he never saw the flowers, nor the snowcapped mountains, nor the flowing streams and rivers, he describes them out of his inner consciousness and the influence which...
الصفحة 43 - Following her, however, he overtakes and seizes her round the waist, and away they go again whirling deliriously, until she manages to extricate herself from his grasp. Shy and friendly by turns, now encouraging her partner, and now retreating with offended dignity, the lover at length becomes chagrined at her caprices turns his back upon her, and they dance dos a dos for a while with indignant gestures, till the maid with signs of repentance seeks reconciliation. The music grows faster and faster,...

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