The Songs of Greece: From the Romaic Text

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825 - English poetry - 313 pages

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Page 174 - Wi ae lock o his gowden hair We'll theek our nest when it grows bare. "Mony a one for him makes mane, But nane sail ken where he is gane; Oer his white banes when they are bare, The wind sail blaw for evermair.
Page 7 - With a downe, There were three ravens sat on a tree, They were as blacke as they might be. With a downe derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe. The one of them said to his mate, "Where shall we our breakefast take?
Page 7 - In behint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there lies a new-slain Knight ; And naebody kens that he lies there, But his hawk, his hound, and lady fair. ' His hound is to the hunting gane, His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame, His lady's ta'en another...
Page 7 - His hound is to the hunting gane, His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame, His lady's ta'en another mate, So we may mak our dinner sweet. "Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane, And I'll pike out his bonny blue een; Wi...
Page xxv - were hardy to a degree scarcely credible to more effeminate nations. They had no fixed encampment; wandering in summer among the higher, in winter, over the lower mountainous regions; but they always had a spot for rendezvous and occasional sojourn, call'd Limeri, situated near the Armatolik, from which they had been driven.
Page xxvi - Pain found their courage as untameable as thirst and hunger; although every Klepht taken alive was inevitably subjected, before the relief of death, to the most dreadful and protracted tortures. There is but one record, that of Katzantoni, whose mind had been previously subdued by long sickness, of a Klepht evincing even apparent consciousness of what he suffered.
Page 52 - Armatoloi in Acarnania, fell, in the year 1806, into the hands of Ali Pasha, who threw him into a deep dungeon, where he lay for many months, chained and immersed in mud and water. By means of a long sash and a file, he one night escaped from his prison ; but the gates being closed, it was impossible for him to leave the citadel before morning ; and then he was nearly hopeless of eluding discovery.
Page xxvi - Niko-Tzaras could jump over seven horses standing abreast; and others could clear, at one leap, three waggons fill'd with thorns, to the height of eight feet. Their powers of abstinence were not less surprising; and a band of Klephts have been known to combat during three days and nights, without either eating, drinking, or sleeping: an instance of this may be found in the 29th Ballad of the first Class and Part.
Page 58 - The greedy disposition of Ali Pasha pursued these poor and harmless tribes into their mountain wilds, confiscating their numerous flocks, invading their pastures, and heavily taxing their little pastoral wealth. Katzantoni and his brothers...
Page 8 - Come down, come down, my bonny bird, And eat bread aff my hand ! Your cage shall be of wiry goud, Whar now it's but the wand.

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