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A Narrative of Lord Byron's Last Journey to Greece: Extracted from the ...
conte Pietro Gamba
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Pàgina 121 - Tread those reviving passions down, Unworthy manhood! — unto thee Indifferent should the smile or frown Of beauty be. If thou regret'st thy youth, why live? The land of honourable death Is here: — up to the field, and give Away thy breath! Seek out — less often sought than found — A soldier's grave, for thee the best; Then look around and choose thy ground, And take thy rest.
Pàgina 120 - The sword, the banner, and the field, Glory and Greece, around me see ! The Spartan, borne upon his shield, Was not more free.
Pàgina 55 - Allow me to add, once for all, — I desire the well-being of Greece, and nothing else; I will do all I can to secure it...
Pàgina 303 - Suliotes, to escort us by land or by the canals, with all convenient speed. Gamba and our Bombard are taken into Patras, I suppose ; and we must take a turn at the Turks to get them out : but where the devil is the fleet gone ? — the Greek, I mean ; leaving us to get in without the least intimation to take heed that the Moslems were out again.
Pàgina 303 - I am uneasy at being here: not so much on my own account as on that of a Greek boy with me, for you know what his fate would be; and I would sooner cut him in pieces, and myself too, than have him taken out by those barbarians.
Pàgina 12 - shall we be in a year?' — It looked (adds his friend) like a melancholy foreboding; for, on the same day, of the same month, in the next year, he was carried to the tomb of his ancestors.
Pàgina 255 - I have not understood a word your lordship has been saying." * Not understand me ?" exclaimed Lord Byron, with a look of the utmost distress, " what a pity! — then it is too late, all is over.
Pàgina 308 - Mavrocordato is almost recalled by the new Government to the Morea (to take the lead, I rather think), and they have Written to propose to me, to go either to the Morea with him, or to take the general direction of affairs in this quarter— with General Londo, and any other I may choose, to form a council.