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“The face I view, the form I love; . “They told me — 'twas a hideous tale! “I'd tell it, but my tongue would fail: “ If true, and from thine ocean - cave 1310 “Thou com’st to claim a calmer grave; “Oh! pass thy dewy fingers o'er “This brow that then will burn no more; “Or place them on my hopeless lieart: “But, shape or shade! whate'er thou art, 1315 “In mercy ne'er again depart! "Or farther with thee bear my soul, “Than winds can waft or waters roll!
“Such is my name, and such my tale. “Confessor! to thy secret ear,
1320 “I breathe the sorrows I bewail,
“And thank thee for the generous tear “This glazing eye could never shed. "Then lay me with the humblest dead, “ And, save the cross above my head, 2325 “Be neither name nor emblem spread, s, “By prying stranger to be read, “Or stay the passing pilgrim's tread.”
He passed – nor of his name and race
Note 11, page 1, line 3. That tomb which, gleaming o'er the cliff. A tomb above the rocks on the promontory, by some supposed the sepulchre of Themistocles.
Note 2, page 12, line g.
Sultana of the Nightingale. The attachment of the nightingale to the rose is a wellknown Persian fable. If I mistake not, the “Bulbul of a thousand tales” is one of his appellations,
Note 3, page 13, line 1.
Till the fay mariner's guitar. The guitar is the constant amusement of the Greek sailor by night: with a steady fair wind, and during a
calm, it is accompanied always by the voice, and often by dancing.
Note 4, page 14, line 16.
Where cold Obstruction's apathy.
Measure for Measure, Act III. 130. Sc. 2.
Note 5, page 14, line 24.
The first, last look by death revealed. I trust that few of my readers have ever had an opportunity of witnessing what is here attempted in description, but those who have will probably retain a painful remembrance of that singular beauty which pervades, with few exceptions, the features of the dead, a few hours, and but for a few hours, after “the spirit is not there.” It is to be remarked in cases of violent death by gun-shot wounds, the expression is always that of languor, whatever the natural energy of the sufferer's character; but in death from a stab the countenance preserves its traits of feeling or fe.rocity, and the mind its bias, to the last.
Note 6, page 12, line 17. Slaves-nay, the bondsmen of a slave. Athens is the property of the Kislar Aga, (the slave of the seraglio and guardian of the women), who appoints the Waywode. A pandar and eunuch-these are not poli
te, yet true appellations-now governs the governor of Athens !
Note 7, page 19, line 4. 'Tis calmer than thy heart, young Gigour. Infidel.
Note 8, page 20, line 14.
In echoes of the far tophaike. ! “Tophaike,” musquet. - The Bairam is announced by the cannon at sunset; the illumination of the Mosques, and the firing of all kinds of small arms, loaded with ball, proclaim it during the night.
Note 9, page 21, line 14. Swift as the hurled on high jerrced. Jerreed, or Djerrid, a blunted Turkish javelin, which is darted from horseback with great force and precision. It is a favourite exercise of the Mussulmans; but I know not if it can be called a manly one, since the most expert in the art are the Black Eunuchs of Constantinople. I think, next to these, a Mamlouk at Smyrna was the most skilful that came within my observation.
Note 10, page 22, line 19. TIe came, he went, like the Simoom. The blast of the desart, fatal to every thing living, and often alladed to in eastern poetry.