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voked some learned controversy as to the opi-, In him was some young Galiongie. 1.4 nions of the ancients on the subject. I dare not "Galiongée-of Galiongi, a sailor, that is, i venture a conjecture on the point, though a little Turkish sailor; the Greeks navigate, the Turk Inclined to the "errare mallem " ir Mr. For work the cans. Their dress is picturesque: a was mistaken.
I have seen the Capitan Pacha more than en
wearing it as a kind of incog. Their legs, kav Even Azrael, from his deadly quiver. (p. 71. ever, are generally naked. The buskin des Azrael--the angel of death.
scribed in the text as sheated behind with silver
are those of an Arnaut robber, who was my hest hi
see Gastouni in the Morea ; they were preview D'HERBELOT, article Istakar.
one over the other, like the back of an armadik
So may the Koran verse display'd. (% Hold, not @ Musselim'control.
The characters on au Turkish scimitan aku Musselim, a governor the next in rank after
sometimes the name of the place of their a Pacha ;' a Waywode is the third ; and then
facture, but more generally a text fra come the Agas.
Koran, in letters of gold. Amongst those in a
possession is one with a blade of singular en Was he not dred in Egripo ? (p. 72. Po
2. Struction ; it is very broad, and the edge osta Egripo-the Negropont. According to the proverb, the Tarks of Bgripo, the jews of Salonica,
ed into serpentine curves like the ripple
| water, or the wavering of flame. I asked to and the Greeks of Athens, are the worst of their
Armenian who sold it, what possible use seda respective races.
figure could add: he said, in Italian, that he did
not know but the Mussulmans had an idea tha Ah! yonder see the Tchocadar. (p. 72.
those of this form gave a severer wound; and “Tchocadar"-one of the attendants who pre
liked it because it was “ piu feroce." I did as cedes a man of authority.
much admire the reason, but bought it for in
peculiarity. Thine oun "broad Hellespont" atill dashes. (p. 73.
The wrångling about this epithet,"the broad But like the nephew of a Cair. Hellespont " or the “boundless Hellespont," It is to be observed, that every allesioa whether it meang one or the other, or what it any thing or personage in the old Testament means at all, has been beyond all possibility of such as the Ark, or Cain, is equally the privile; detail. I have even heard it disputed on the of Mussulman and Jew; indeed the former ji spot; and not foreseeing a speedy conclusion to fess to be much better acquainted with the lines, the controversy, amused myself with swimming true and fabulous, of the patriarchs, thar i across it in the mean time, and probably inay warranted by our own Sacred Writ, and 18 again, before the point is settled." Indeed, the content with Adam, they have a biography question as to the truth of “the tale of Troy Pre-Adamites. Solomon is the monarch on divine" still continues, much of it resting upon neeromancy, and Moses a prophet inferior a the talismanic word "ATELOos:" probably Homer to Christ and Mahomet. Zuleika is the Persia had the same notion of distance that a coquette name of Potiphar's wife, and her amour VR has of time, and when he talks of boundless, Joseph constitutes one of the finest pores in means half a mile; as the latter, by a like fitheir language. It is therefore no violation ! gure, when she says eternal attachment, simply costume to put the names of Cain, or Noal, ist gpecifies three weeks.
the mouth of a Moslem. Which Ammon's son ran proudly round. (p. 73.
And Pastan's rebel hordes attest.' ! Before his Persia, invasion; he crowned the the last years of his life set the whole pony
Paswan Oglou, the rebel of Widdin, who for eltar which laurel." He was afterwards imi-lof the Porte at defiance. tated by Caracalla in hie nce. It is believed that the last also poisoned a friend, named They rave their horsetails to the vind. P. Festus, for the sake of new Patroclean gaines. Horsetail, the standard of a Pacha. have seen the sheep feeding on the tombs of Asietes and Antilochus; the first is in the He drank one dranht. nor needed more! centre of the plain.
• Giaffir, Pacha of Argyro Castro, or Scutari,
am not sure 'which, was actually taken of O'er which her fairy fingers ran. (p 73. the Albanian Ali, in the manner described a When rubbed, the amber is' susceptible of a | the text. Ali Pacha, while I was in the cours perfume, which is slight, but not disagreeable. married the daughter of his victim, some ran
had taken place at a bat Her mother'e sainted amulet. So 73 Sophia, or Adrianople. The poison was als The belief in amulets engraved on gems, or
| in the cup of coffee, which is presented before enclosed in gold boxes, containing scrape from
the sherbet by the bath-keeper, after dressing the Koran, worn round the neck, wrist, or arm, is still aniversal in the East.' The Koorsee
I sought by turns, and saw them all. Ini (throne) verse in the second chapter of the Koran
The Turkish notions of almost all islands ar describes the attributes of the most High , and is
4. confined to the Archipelago, the sea allodet engraved in this manner, and worn b as the most esteemed and sublime of all sentences.
The last of Lambro's patriots there. Lambro Canzani, a Greek, famous for his
forts in 1789_90 for the independence of And by her Comboloio lies.
(p. 73. | country : abandoned by the Russians, be * “Comboloio"-a Turkish rosary. The MSS. a pirate, and the Archipelago was the need
as the peene particularly those of the Persians, are richly his enterprises. He is said to be still am adorned and illuminated. The Greek females Petersburgh. He 'and Riga are the two are kept in Otter ignorance ; but many of the celebrated of the Greek revolutionists. Turkish girls are highly accomplished, though not actually qualified for a Christian coterie ; To snatch the Rayahs from their fate. A perhaps some of our own “blues" might not be “Rayahs," all who pay the capitation fach The worse for bleaching.“
ed the "Haratch.“
! let me like the ocean-Patriarch roam. (p. 76. "the friends of my youth, where are they?" This first of voyages is one of the few with and an Echo answered, "Where are they?" ich the Mussulmans profess much acquaintance. I (Arabic MS.) only know on land the Tertar's home. [p. 76.
The above quotation (from which the idea in The Wandering life of the Arabs, Tartars, and
the text is taken) must be already familiar to
every reader-it is given in the annotations to rkomans, will be found well detailed in any k of Eastern travele. That it possesses a
"The Pleasures of Memory," a poem so well Irm peculiar to itself cannot be denied. A
known as to render a reference almost supering French renegado confessed to Chateau
fluous; but to whose pages all will be delighted
to recur. and, that he never found himself alone, galing in the desert, without a sensation apaching to rapture, which was indescribable.
Into Zuleika's name.
“And airy tongues that syllable men's names." voming as Aden in its earliest hour. (p. 76. Jannat al Aden," the perpetual abode, the
Μ.τοΝ. issulman Paradise."
For a belief that the souls of the dead inhabit
the form of birde, we need not travel to the And mourn'd above his turbon-stone. (p. 78. East. Lord Lyttleton's ghost-story, the belief
torban is carved in 'stone above the graves of the Duchess of Kendal, that George 1. flew men only.
into her window in the shape of a raven (see
Orford's Reminiscences), and many other inle loud Wul-wulleh warn his distant ear. (p. 78. stances, bring this superstition nearer home. The The death-song of the Turkish women. The most singular was the whim of a Worcester ilent slaves " are the men whose notions of lady, who, believing her daughter to exist in corum forbid complaint in public.
the shape of a singing bird, literally furnished
her pew in the Cathedral with cages-full of the *Jy here to my child ?"-an Echo answers kind; and as she was rich, and a benefactress . "Where?
(p. 78. in beautifying the church, no objection was "I came to the place of my birth and cried, I made to ber harmless folly.
NOTES TO THE CORSA I R.
(p. 87: parts."
The time in this poem may seem too short for of nature I shall attempt to prove by some hisle occurrences, but the whole of the Ægean torical coincidences which I have met with since les are within a few hours' sail of the conti-writing "The Corsair." ent, and the reader must be kind enough to “Eccelin prisonnier," dit Rolandini, "g'enferke the wind as I have often found it.
moit dans un silence inenaçant, il fixoit sur la
terre son visage féroce, et ne donnoit point of fair Olympia loved and left of old. (p. 85. d'essor à sa profonde indignation.-De toutes Orlando, Canto 10.
parts cependant les soldats et les peuples accou
roient; 'ils vouloient voir cet homme, jadis si Around the waves' phosphoric brightness broke. puissant, et la joie universelle éclatoit de toutes By night, particularly in a warm latitude, very stroke of the oar, every motion of the “Eccelin étoit d'une petite taille ; mais tout pat or ship, is followed by a slight flash like l'aspect de sa personne, tous ses mouvemens inheet lightning from the water.
diyuoient un soldat. Son langage étoit amer,
son déportement superbe, et par son seul regard, -the sober berry'ı juice. (p. 87. il faisoit trembler les plus hardis." S18 MONDI, Coffee.
tome iu. p. 219.
“Gizericus (Genseric, king of the Vandals, Vhile dance the Almas to wild minstrelsy. (p. 87. the conqueror of both Carthage and Rome), staDancing-girls.
tura mediocris, et equi casu claudicans, animo
profundus, sermone rarus, luxuriæ contemptor, A captive Dervise, from the pirate's nest ira turbidus, habendi cupidus, ad solicitandas Escaped, is here-himself would tell the rest. gentes providentissimus." "JORNANDES de Rebus
Geticis, c. 33. It has been objected that Conrad's entering I beg leave to quote these gloomy realities to isguised 'as a spy is out of nature.--Perhaps keep in countenance my Giaour and Corsair. 1.- find something not 'unlike it in history." "Anxious' to explore with his own eyes the And my stern vow and order's laws oppose. ate of the Vandals, Majorian ventured, after
(p. 88. isguising the colour of his hair, to visit Car | 'The Dervises are in colleges, and of different
ge in the character of his own ambassador ; orders, as the monks. nd Genséric was afterwards mortified by the iscovery, that he had entertained and dismissed They seize that Derviseseise on Zatanai! ve Emperor of the Romans. Such an anecdote ay be rejected as an improbable fiction ; but Satan.
is a fiction which would not have been imained unless in the life of a hero." GINBON, He tore his deard, and foaming fled the Aght. lecl, and Fall, vol. VI. p. 180.
(p. 89. That Conrad'is a character not altogether out! A common and not very novel effect of Mus
sulman anger. See Prince Eugene's Memotre, i gulf of Mexico; it runs through a rich battery p. 24. "The Seraskier received a wound in thé flat country, until it reaches within a miled thigh; he plucked up his beard by the roots, the Mississippi river, fifteen miles below the because he was obliged to quit the field." city of New Orleans. The bay has branche
almost innumerable, in which persons can Brief time had Conrad now to greet Gulnare.
concealed from the severest scrutiny. It ca
municates with three lakes which lie on the
(p. 89. Gulnare, a female name; it means, literally,
southwest side, and these with the lake de the flower of the Pomegranate.
same name, and which lies contiguous tas sca, where there is an island formed by the in
arms of this lake and the sea. The east Till even the scaffold echoes with their jest !. west points of this island were fortified
(p. 92. vear
year 1811, by a band of pirates, under the In Sir Thomas More, for instance, on the inand of one Mr. La Fitte. A large sun scaffold, and Anne Boleyn in the Tower, when of these outlaws are of that class of top grasping her neck, she remarked, that it "was pulation of the state of Louisiana what too slender to trouble the headsman much." I from the island of St. Domingo daring be During one part of the French Revolution, it troubles there, and took refuge in the island became a fashion to leave some "mot" as a Cuba : and when the last war between Frame legacy; and the quantity of facetious last words
and Spain commenced, they were compelled spoken during that period would form a melan leave that island with the short notice of a la choly jest-book of considerable size.
days. Without ceremony, they entered the [.
ed States, the most of them the State of Lati That closed their murder'd eage's latest day! iana, with all the negroes they had passed
(p. 93. lin Cuba. They were notified by the Gover Socrates drank the hemlock a short time be- l of that State of the clause in the coastite fore sunset (the hour of execution), notwithstand- which forbad the importation of slaves; bat. * Ing the entreaties of his disciples to wait till the same time, received the assurance of the the sun went down.
Governor that he would obtain, if possible, the
approbation of the general Government for the Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run.... retaining this property That frown where gentler ocean seems to smile. The island of Barrataria is situated about
(p. 93. lat. 29. deg. 15 min. long. 92. 30. and is an The opening lines of Canto III, have," per- markable for its health as for the superior wake haps, little business here, and were annexed and shellfish with which its waters abound. The to an unpublished (though printed) poem; but chief of this horde, like Charles Moor, la they were written on the spot in the Spring of mixed with his many vices some virtues. It 1811, and—I scarce know why-the reader must year 1813 this party had, from its turpitude and excuse their appearance here if he can. (See boldness, claimed the attention of the Gorene “Curse of Minerva."')
of Louisiana ; and, to break up the establishment
| he thought proper to strike at the head. de The queen of night asserts ker silent reign. therefore offered a reward of 500 dollars
the head of Mr. La Fitte, who was well bevi The twilight in Greece is much shorter than to the inhabitants of the city of Newin our own country ; the days in winter are leang, from his immediate connexion, and be longer, but in summer of shorter daration. once having been a fencing-master in that a
of great reputation, which art he learnt The gleaming turret of the gay Kiosk. (p. 94. Buonaparte's army, where he was a Captas
The Kiosk is a Turkish gummer-house; the The reward which was offered by the Gone palm is without the present walls of Athens, not for the head of La Fitte was answered ! far from the temple of Theseas, between which offer of a reward from the latter of 15,00 and the tree the wall intervenes.-Cephisus'i the head of the Governor. The Governa stream is indeed scanty, and Ilissus has no dered out a company to march froin the air stream at all.
La Fitte's island, and to burn and destros
the property, and to bring to the city of Art His only bends in seeming o'et his beads. (p. 96. Orleans all his banditti. This company,
The Comboloio, or Mahometan rosary; the the command of a man who had been the beads are in number ninety-nine.
mate associate of this bold Captain, approachen
very near to the fortified island, before be And the cold flowers her colder hand contain'd.
d. a man, or heard a sound, until he heart
p. 100. whistle, not unlike a boatswain's call. In the Levant it is the custom to strew flowers was he found himself surrounded by arbe on the bodies of the dead, and in the hands of who had emerged from the secret avenue young persons to place a nosegay.
led into Bayou. Here it was that the w
Charles Moor developed his few noble trail Link'd with one virtue, and a thousand crimes. for to this man, who had come to destros
(p. 101. life and all that was dear to him, he bet That the point of honour which is represented spared his life, but offered him that which in one instance of Conrad's character has not have made the honest soldier easy for lat been carried beyond the bounds of probability mainder of his days, which was indignant may perhaps be in some degree confirmed by fused. He then, with the approbation the following anecdote of a brother buccaneer | captor, returned to the city. This circons. in the present year, 1814.
and some concomitant events, proved tsa Our readers have all geen the account of the band os pirates was not to be taken by enterprise against the pirates of Barrataria ; ! Our naval force having always been * but few, we believe, were informed of the situ- that quarter, exertions for the destr ation, history, or nature of that establishment. I this illicit establishment could not be For the information of such ag were unacquaint- from them until augmented; for an ed with it we have procured from a friend the the navy, with most of the gun Dod following interesting narrative of the main facts, station, had to retreat from an aver of which he has personal knowledge, and which I force of La Fitte's. So soon as the sun cannot fail to interest some of our readers. I tion of the nary authorised an attack,
Barrataria is a bay, or a narrow arm of the made ; the overthrow of this banditti
for the destructian
Emented; for an affitto
he gua boats on the from an oversbelaut
bis banditti bas been
| result; and now this almost invulnerable the see. Rumour whispered he retalned the vices nt and key to New Orleans is clear of an of his youth, and that a passion for the fair ses my, it is to be hoped the government will formed an item in the list of his weaknesses ; d it by a strong military force.-From an but so far from being convicted by seventy witnerican Newspaper.
nesses, he does not appear to have been directly n Noble's continuation of Granger's Biograph-criminated by onc. In short, I look upon these 1 Dictionary, there is a singular passage aspersions as the effects of mere malice. How his account of archbishop Blackbourne, and is 'it possible a buccaneer should have been so in some measure connected with the profes- good 'a scholar as Blackbourne certainly was 7 n of the hero of the foregoing poem, I cannot he who had so perfect a knowledge of the clasrist the temptation of extracting it.
sics (particularly of the Greek tragedians), as "There is something mysterious in the history to be able to read them with the same ea a character of Dr. Blackbourne. The former he could Shakespeare, must have taken great but imperfectly known; and report has even pains to acquire the learned languages, and haye verted he was a buccaneer, and that one of his had both leisure and good masters. But he was ethren in that profession having asked, on his | undoubtedly educated at Christ-church - College, rival in England, what had become of his old Oxford. He is allowed to have been a pleasant un, Blackbourne, was answered, he is Arch-man: this, however, was turned against him, by hop of York. We are informed, that Black- its being said, “he gained more hearts than souls. urne was installed sub-dean of Exeter in 1694, rich office he resigned in 1702: but after his ccessor's, Lewis Barnct's, death, in 1704, he "The only voice that could soothe the passions gained it. In the following year he became of the savage ( Alphonso 3d) was that of an an; and, in 1714, held with it the archdeanery amiable and virtuous wife, the sole object of his
Cornwall. He was consecrated bishop of Ex- love: the voice of Donna Isabella, the daughter er, February 24, 1716 ; and translated to York, of the duke of Savoy, and the grand-daughter of ovember 28, 1724, as a reward, according to Philip 2d, King of Spain. -Her dying words sunk furt scandal, for uniting George I. to the Duch- deep into his memory; his fierce spirit melted $ of Munster. This, however, appears to into tears; and after the last embrace Alphonso Ive been an unfounded calumny. As archbishop retired into his chamber to bewail his irreparable
behaved with great prudence, and was equally loss, and to meditate on the vanity of human spectable as the guardian of the revenues of life," GIBBON.
NOTE TO L A R A.
The event in the latter part of Canto 2d was, alarmed; and one of them informed the Pontiff uggested by the description of the death, or of the evening - excursion of his sons, and that athcr burial, of the Duke of Gandia.
the Duke had not yet made his appearance. This The most interesting and particular account gave the Pope no small anxiety; but be conf this mysterious event is given by Burchard, I iectared that the Duke had been attracted by
substance as follows: "On the eighth day some courtesan to pass the night with her, and [ June the “Cardinal of Valenza, and the Duke not choosing to quit the house in open day, had
Gandia, sons of the Pope, supped with their waited till the following evening to return home. other, Vanozza, near the church of S. Pietro When, however, the evening arrived, and he d vincula; several other persons being present found himself disappointed in his expectations, t the entertainment. A late hour approaching, he
pproaching, he became deeply affligted, and began to make nd the Cardinal having reminded his brother, inquiries from different persons, whom he ordered hat it was time to return to the apostolic palace, to attend him for that purpose. Amongst these hey mounted their horses or mules, with only was a man named Giorgio Schiavoni, who, havfew attendants, and proceeded together as far ing discharged some timber from a bark in the
the palace of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, when river, had remained on board the vessel to watch he Duke informed the Cardinal, that before he it, and being interrogated whether he had seen eturned home, he had to pay a visit of pleasure. any one thrown into the river, on the night Dismissing therefore all his attendants, elcept-preceding , he replied, that he saw two men on ng his staffiero, or footman, and a person in a foot, who came down the street, and looked dilinask, who had paid him a visit whilst at supper, gently about, to observe whether any person ad who, during the space of a month, or there was passing. 'That seeing no one, they returned, bouts, previous to this time, had called upon and a short time afterwards two others came, lim almost daily, at the apostolic palace ; he and looked around in the same manner as the sok this person behind him on his mule, and former; no person still appearing, they gave a vroceeded to the street of the Jews, where he sign to their companions, when a man came, quitted his servant, directing him to remain monnted on a white horse, having behind him a here until a certain hour; when, if he did not dead body, the head and aring of which hung on return, he might repair to the palace. The Duke one side, and the feet on the other side of the then scated the person in the inask behind him, horse; the two persons on foot supporting the und rode, I know not whither; but in that night body, to prevent its falling. They thus proceeded re was assassinated, and thrown into the river. towards that part, where the filth of the city is
ervant, after having been dismissed, was usually discharged into the river, and turning also assaulted and mortally wounded ; and all the horse, with his tail towards the water, the hough he was attended with great care, yet two persons took the dead body by the arms and uch was his situation, that he could give no feet, and with all their strength flung it into
ible account of what had befallen his the river. The person on horseback then asked naster. In the morning, the Duke not having if they had thrown it in, to which they replied, returned to the palace, his scrrants began to be l Signor, si (yes, Sir). He then looked towards the river, and seeing a mantle floating on the the others in his head, body, and links. . stream, he inquired what it was that appeared sooner was the Pontiff informed of the death black; to which they answered, it was a mantle; his son, and that he had been thrown, like gik and one of them threw stones upon it, in con into the river, than giving way to his grief.be sequence of which it sunk. The attendants of shut himself up in a chamber and wept bitterty the Pontiff then inquired from Giorgio , why he The Cardinal of Segovia, and other 'attendants had not revealed this to the governor of the on the Pope, went to the door, and after nu
ty: to which he replied, that he had seen in hours spent in persuasions and exhortation his time a hundred dead bodies thrown into the prevailed upon him to admit them. From the river at the same place, without any inquiry evening of Wednesday, till the following Sute being made respecting them, and that he had day, the Pope took no food ; nor did he not, thercfore, considered it as a matter of any from Thursday morning till the same boca importance. The fishermen and seamen" were the ensuing day. At length, however, then collected, and ordered to search the river; way to the entreaties of his attendants, he has where, on the following evening, they found the to restrain his sorrow, and to consider the last body of the Duke, with his habit entire, and which his own bealth night sustain, by thirty ducate in his purse. He was pierced with further indulgence of his grief."-Roscopia nine wounds, one of which was in his throat,' Tenth, Vol. I, p. 265.
NOTES TO THE SIEGE OF CORINTH.
The Turcoman hath left his herd. (p. 116. j intentional, resemblance in these twelve lines tu The life of the Turcomans is vandering and a passage in an unpablished poem of Mr. Cale patriarchal: they dvell in tents.
ridge, called “Christabel."* It was net til
se lines were written that I heard the Coumourgi-he whose closing scene. (p. 117. wild and singularly original and beautiful poes Ali Coumourgi, the favourite of three gultans, recited; and the MS. of that production 1 min and Grand Vizier to Achmet III., after recovering saw till very recently, by the kindness of Peloponnesus from the Venetians in one com- | Coleridge himself, who, I hope, is continent paign, was mortally wounded in the next, against that I have not been a wilful plagiarist. The ihe Germans , at the battle of Peterwaradin (in original idea undoubtedly pertains to Mr. Cabe the plain of Carlowitz), in Hungary, endeavour-ridge, whose poem has been composed about ing to rally his guards. He died of his wounds fourteen years. Let me conclude by a hope that next day. His last order was the decapitation he will not longer delay the publication ! of General Breuner, and some other German production, of which I can only add my bited prisoners; and his last words, “Oh that I could approbation to the applause of far more coupe thus serve all the Christian dogs!" a speech tent judgeg. ("Christabelwas pablished in la and act not unlike one of Caligula. He was a young man of great ambition and unbounded
There is a light cloud by the moonpresumption: on being told that Prince Eugene, iben opposed to him,"was a great general," he
I 'Tis parking and will pass full 2007– said "I shall become a greater, and at his expense."
II, by the time ita vapoury sail.... A
these lines has been admired by those who There shrinks no ebb in that tideless seq. (p. 119. The reader need hardly be reminded that there
| approbation is valuable. I am glad of it: aro no perceptible tides m the Mediterranean.
-at least not mine ; it say found much better expressed in "Vatheka
to which I have before referred, and deset And their white tuaks crunch'd o'er the whiter skull.
recur to, or read, without a renewal of
(p. 120. This spectacle I have seen, such as described,
tification. beneath the wall of the Seraglio at Constantinople, in the little cavities worn by the Bos The horsetails are pluck'd from the ground phorus in the rock, a narrow terrace of which
and the arrord. projects between the wall and the water. I think! The horsetail, fixed upon a lance, Pacha! the fact is also mentioned in Hobhouse's Tra- standard. vels. The bodies were probably those of some refractory Janizaries.
And since the day, when in the afrail.. P.12
In the naval battle at the mouth of the Dar And each scalp had a single long tust of hair. danelles, between the Venetians
(p. 120. Turks. This tast, or long lock, is left froin a superotition that Mahomet will draw them into Para The jackal'. troop, in cather'd cry. If dise by it.
I believe I have taken a poetical license
transplant the jackal from Asia. In Greece Was it the wind, through some hollow stone. ... never saw nor_heard these animals, but
(p. 121. the ruins of Ephesns I have heard then I must here acknowledge a close, though un-l hundreds. They haunt rains, and follow are