Travels in Crete, Volume 1

J. Murray, 1837 - 321 páginas
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Página 176 - When by the rout that made the hideous roar His gory visage down the stream was sent, Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore?
Página 68 - When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished : and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Página 268 - Credo Pudicitiam Saturno rege moratam in terris visamque diu, cum frigida parvas praeberet spelunca domos, ignemque Laremque et pecus et dominos communi clauderet umbra...
Página 121 - He had a crois of laton ful of stones, And in a glas he hadde pigges bones. But with these relikes, whanne that he fond A poure persone dwelling up on- lond, Upon a day he gat him more moneie Than that the persone gat in monethes tweie. And thus with fained flattering and japes, He made the persone, and the peple, his apes.
Página 26 - Once again Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, That on a wild secluded scene impress Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect The landscape with the quiet of the sky.
Página 179 - Greek concealment of the face, I was not a little surprised to find myself graciously regarded by a pair of eyes belonging, as I supposed, to some unknown Turkish lady, but which, as I afterwards found out, were those of my hostess. Her husband says that he thinks the custom even still more proper for a Greek's wife than for a Turk's; for if she did not observe it, she might attract the gaze of some true believer. Although the supposition, that the seclusion of Greek women has arisen from an imitation...
Página 211 - A good hour was spent in reaching the summit, towards the northern extremity of which I observed foundations of the massive walls of a building the length of which was about eighty feet. Within this space is an aperture in the ground, which may perhaps once have led into a moderate-sized cave; but, whatever may have been its former size, it is now so filled up, that a man cannot stand in it, and its diameter is not above eight or ten feet. These then are the only remains of that object of deep religious...
Página 272 - ... non et vini cadum, et lactem, et caseos , et farris et siliginis aliquid, et nonnullis hordeum deae gerulo donantibus, avidis animis corradentes omnia, et sacculos huic quaestui de industria praeparatos farcientes, dorso meo congerunt; ut duplici scilicet sarcinae pondere gravatus , et horreum simul et templum incederem.
Página 89 - Albunea: resonantis,' and another still more sacred source, which existed in the vicinity of Rome, may likewise be mentioned. ' Egeria 1 sweet creation of some heart. Which found no mortal resting-place so fair As thine ideal breast.' In later times Great Britain herself could boast, while the mythology of modern Rome, engrafted on old Pagan superstitions, formed an essential part of her religious creed, of many such Water Nymphs or Holy Virgins. The fountain of Saint Wenefrede in Wales, used in...
Página 103 - Mohammedanism' from the soil of the island. On the second conquest of Crete by Mohammedan invaders, some of the wealthier inhabitants of Megalo-Kastron [Herakleion] and its neighbourhood are said, after openly renouncing Christianity, to have retained, in secret, the faith in which they had been baptized; and to have handed it down, in the same manner, to their descendants. Their exoteric doctrine alone was the faith of Islam, their esoteric was still that of the Cross. Among such families that of...

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