Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa: Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1817
 

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Página 226 - Cold is the heart, fair Greece ! that looks on thee, Nor feels as lovers o'er the dust they loved; Dull is the eye that will not weep to see Thy walls defaced, thy mouldering shrines removed By British hands, which it had best behoved To guard those relics ne'er to be restored.
Página 480 - The altar yet remains and part of the fictile superstructure, but the most remarkable thing is a secret subterraneous passage terminating behind the altar its entrance being at a considerable distance, towards the right of a person facing the altar, and so cunningly contrived as to have a small aperture, easily concealed, and level with the surface of the rock. This was barely large enough to admit the entrance of a single person, who...
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Página 619 - ... front. But the superstition of the inhabitants of Eleusis, respecting an idol which they all regarded as the protectress of their fields, was not the least obstacle to be overcome. In the evening, soon after our arrival with the firman, an accident happened which had nearly put an end to the undertaking.
Página 586 - The Arnaouts, or Albanese, struck me forcibly by their resemblance to the Highlanders of Scotland, in dress, figure, and manner of living. Their very mountains seemed Caledonian, with a kinder climate.
Página 247 - ... directed by a dream- to build a castle exactly upon the spot where the tree was found ; and this was done in such a manner as to leave no doubt but that the tree existed long before the structure was erected. The trunk of this tree, with the knotty protuberances left by its branches, is still shewn in a vaulted apartment at the bottom of the principal tower : its roots branch out beneath the floor, and its top penetrates the vaulted arch of stone above, in such a manner, that any person seeing...
Página 135 - Romans, is well known : but in a very early period, when the arts had attained their full splendour in the age of Pericles, the preference was given by the Greeks, not to the marble of Paros, but to that of Mount Pentelicus, because it was whiter ; and also, perhaps, because it was found in the immediate vicinity of Athens. The Parthenon was built entirely of Pentelican marble.
Página 233 - ... of statues ; and they are in general finished with as much attention behind as before. They were originally continued round the entablature of the Parthenon, and formed ninety-two groups.
Página 182 - Paget having observed that, from the situation of his ship, some mischief would ensue to the inhabitants of Myconi, patiently sustained this powerful attack without returning a single shot, until, by getting a spring upon his cable, he had brought the Romney into a situation where the cannon might...
Página 293 - Peripteros ; that is to say, it has a portico of six columns in each front, and on each side a range of eleven columns, exclusive of the columns on the angles. All these columns remain in their original position excepting two, that separated the portico from the pronaos, which have been demolished.

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