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The Songs of Greece: From the Romaic Text, with Additions (1825)
M. C. Fauriel,Charles Brinsley Sheridan
No preview available - 2009
Albanian arms ballad band bear beauty bird blade brave breast breath bride bright bring brother callid cause child Christian corse cried dark death equal eyes fact fair faith father fear feel fire foes force foreign four freedom friends give glorious gold Grecian Greece Greek hand head hear heard heart height hope hour interest Katzantoni Klephts land leave living lord merely mind Morea Moslem mother mountain ne'er never night o'er once original Pasha perhaps plain present pride probably reader received remain round sabre seek seized sent side slaves song soon steed stream Suli Suliots Sultan sword taken tears tell thee thine third thou thought thousand translated Turkish Turks wild wish youth
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 - 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...