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sincerity? Does he unfold his vanity and as often as Mr. Bowles, and have had as duplicity and then omit the good qualities pleasant things said, and some as unpleasant, which might, in part, have covered this as could well be pronounced. In the revier multitude of sins?" and then plead that of "The Fall of Jerusalem,” it is stated they did not occur to his recollection?” Is that I have devoted “my powers, to the this the frame of mind and of memory with worst parts of Manicheism,” which, being which the illustrious dead are to be ap- interpreted, means that I worship the devil proached ? If Mr. Bowles, who must have Now, I have neither written a reply, ne? had access to all the means of refreshing complained to Gifford. I believe that I his memory, did not recollect these facts, observed in a letter to you, that I thought he is unfit for his task ; but if he did re- that the critic might have praised Milman collect, and omit them, I know not what without finding it necessary to abuse me;" he is fit for, but I know what would be but did I not add at the same time, or sout fit for him. Is the plea of “not recollect- after (apropos of the note in the book of ing” such prominent facts to be admitted? Travels), that I would not, if it were Mr. Bowles has been at a public school, even in any power, have a single line canand as I have been publicly educated also, celled on my account in that nor in any I can sympathize with his predilection. other publication ?- Of course, I reserve When we were in the third form even, had to myself the privilege of response when we pleaded on the Monday morning, that necessary. Mr. Bowles seems in a whimwe had not brought up the Saturday's exer- sical state about the article on Spence. You cise because “we had forgotten it,” what know very well that I am not in your would have been the reply? And is an ex- confidence, nor in that of the conductor of cuse, which would not be pardoned to a the journal. The moment I saw that article, schoolboy, to pass current in a matter I was morally certain that I knew the auwhich so nearly concerns the fame of the thor "by his style.” You will tell me that first poet of his age, if not of his country? I do not know him: that is all as it should If Mr. Bowles so readily forgets the virtues be; keep the secret, so shall I, though no of others, why complain so grievously that one has ever intrusted it to me. He is not others have a better memory for his own the person whom Mr. Bowles denounces. faults? They are but the faults of an au- Mr. Bowles's extreme sensibility reminds thor; while the virtues he omitted from me of a circumstance which occurred on his catalogue are essential to the justice board of a frigate, in which I was a due to a man.

passenger and guest of the captain's for a Mr. Bowles appears, indeed, to be sus- considerable time. The surgeon on board, ceptible beyond the privilege of authorship. a very gentlemanly young man, and reThere is a plaintive dedication to Mr.markably able in his profession, wore a Gifford, in which he is made responsible wig. Upon this ornament he was extremely for all the articles of the Quarterly. Mr. tenacious. As naval jests are sometimes a Southey, it seems, “the most able and elo- little rough, his brother-officers made ocquent writer in that Review," approves of casional allusions to this delicate appendage Mr. Bowles's publication. Now, it seems to the doctor's person. One day a young to me the more impartial, that, notwith- lientenant, in the course of a facetious disstanding that the great writer of the Quar-cussion, said, “Suppose, now, doctor, I terly entertains opinions opposite to the should take off your hat.“Sir," replied able article on Spence, nevertheless that the doctor, “I shall talk no longer with eesay was permitted to appear. Is a Review you ; you grow scurrilous.” He would not to be devoted to the opinions of any one even admit so ncar an approach as to the man? Must it not vary according to cir- hat which protected it.

In like manner, cumstances, and according to the subjects if any body approaches Mr. Bowles's laurels, to be criticised ? I fear that writers must even in his outside capacity of an editor, take the sweets and bitters of the public “they grow scurrilous." You say that you journals as they occur, and an author of are about to prepare an edition of Pope; so long a standing as Mr. Bowles might you cannot do better for your own credit have become accustomed to such incidents; as a publisher, nor for the redemption of he might be angry, but not astonished. I Pope from Mr. Bowles, and of the public have been reviewed in the Quarterly almost taste from rapid degeneracy.

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NOTES TO CANTO I. tion, reconciled rival superstitions, and baffled

an enemy who never retreated before his preYes! sigh'd o'er Delphi's long-deserted shrine. decessors.

(pag. 3. Stanza 1. The little village of Castri stands partly on Yet Mafra shall one moment claim delay. the site of Delphi. Along the path of the moun

(p. 6. St. 29. tain, from Chrysso, are the remains of sepul- The extent of Mafra is prodigious ; it contains chres hewn in and from the rock: “One," said a palace, convent, and most superb church. The the guide, "of a king who broke his neck hunt- six organs are the most beautiful I ever beheld ing."

His Majesty had certainly chosen the in point of decoration; we did not hear them, fittest spot for such an achievement. A little but were told that their tones were correspond above Castri is a cave, supposed the Pythian, ent to their splendour. Mafra is termed the of immense depth; the upper part of it is paved, Escurial of Portugal. and now a cowhouse. On the other side of Castri stands a Greek monastery; some way above Well doth the Spanish hind the difference know which is the cleft in the rock, with a range of 'Twist him and Lusian slave, the lowest of the lowo. caverns difficult of ascent, and apparently lead

(p. 7. St. 33. ing to the interior of the mountain; probably to As I found the Portuguese, so I have characthe Corycian Cavern mentioned by Pausanias. terized them. That they are since improved, at From this part descend the fountain and the least in courage, is evident. “Dews of Castalie."

When Cava's traitor-sire first call'd the band And rest ye at our " Lady's house of woe." That dyed thy mountain-streams with Gothic gore! (p. 5. St. 20.

[p. 7. St. 35. The Convent of “Our Lady of Punishment," Count Julian's daughter, the Helen of Spain. Nossa Sennora de Pena *), on the summit of the Pelagius preserved his independence in the fastrock. Below, at some distance, is the Cork Con- nesses of the Asturias, and the descendants of vent, where St. Honorius dug his den, over his followers, after some centuries, completed which is his epitaph. From the hills, the sea their struggle by the conquest of Grenada. adds to the beauty of the view.

No! as he speeds, he chaunts: "Viva el Rey!" Throughout this purple land, where law secures

[p. 8. St. 48. not life. [p. 5. St. 21. “Viva el Rey Fernando!"-Long live King It is a well known fact, that, in the year 1809, Ferdinand! is the chorus of most of the Spanish the assassinations in the streets of Lisbon and patriotic songs: they are chiefly in dispraise of its vicinity were not confined by the Portuguese the old king Charles, the Queen, and the Prince to their countrymen; but that Englishmen were of Peace. I have heard many of them ; some of daily butchered: and so far from redress being the airs are beautiful. Godoy, the Principe de obtained, we were requested not to interfere if la Paz, was born at Badajoz, on the frontiers we perceived any compatriot defending himself of Portugal, and was originally in the ranks of against his allies. I was once stopped in the the Spanish Guards, tili his person attracted way to the theatre at eight o'clock in the eve

the queen's eyes, and raised him to the dukening, when the streets were not more empty dom of Alcudia. It is to this man that the than they generally are at that hour, opposite Spaniards universally impute the ruin of their to an open shop, and in a carriage with a friend;

country. had we not fortunately been arıned, I have not the least doubt that we should have adorned a Bears in his cap the badge of crimson hue, tale instead of telling one. The crime of as- Which tells you whom to shun and whom to greet. sassination is not confined to Portugal : in Sicily

[p. 8. St. 50. and Malta we are knocked on the head at a The red cockade with "Fernando Septimo" in bandsome average nightly, and not a Sicilian the centre. or Maltese is ever punished !

The ball-piled pyramid, the ever-blazing match. Behold the hall where chiefs were late convened!

[p. 8. St. 51. (p. 6. St. 24.

All who have seen a battery will recollect The Convention of Cintra was signed in the the pyramidal form in which shot and shells are palace of the Marchese Marialva. The late ex- piled. The Sierra Morena was fortified in every ploits of Lord Wellington have effaced the fol- defile through which I passed in my way to lies of Cintra. He has, indeed, done wonders : Seville. he has perhaps changed the character of a na

Foil'd by a woman's hand, before a batter'd wall ?

[p. 9. St. 56. *) Since the publication of this Poem, I have Such were the exploits of the Maid of Sarabeen informed of the misapprehension of the goza. When the anthor was at Seville she walkterm Nossa Senora de Pena. It was owing ed daily on the Prado, decorated with medals to the want of the tilde, or mark over the n, and orders, by command of the Junta. which alters the signification of the word! with it, Pena signifies a rock; without it, The seal Love's dimpling finger hath impressid Pena has the sense I adopted. I do not think Denotes how soft that chin which bears his touch. it necessary to alter the passage, as though

(p. 9. St. 58. the common acceptation affixed to it is "our "Sigilla in mento impressa Amoris digitulo Lady of the Rock," I may well assume the “Vestigio demonstrant mollitudinem." other senso from the severitios practised there.


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Oh, thou Parnassus ! (p. 9. St. 60. | country, appear more conspicuous than in the These stanzas were written in Castri (Delphos), record of what Athens was, and the certainty at the foot of Parnassus, now called Alaxvea of what she now is. This theatre of contention Liakura.

between mighty factions, of the struggles !

orators, the exaltation and deposition of tyrants, Fair is proud Seville ; let her country boast

the triumph and punishment of generals, is 167 Her strength, her wealth, her site of ancient days. become a scene of petty intrigue and perpetual

[p. 10. St. 65. disturbance between the bickering agents Seville was the HISPALIS of the Romans. certain British nobility and gentry. "The wik

foxes, the owls and serpents in the ruins of HaAsk yo, Bæotian shades ! the reason why?

bylon," were surely less degrading, than sack

(p. 10. št. 70. inhabitants. The Turks have the plea of cozThis was written at Thebes, and consequently quest for their tyranny, and the Greeks bare in the best situation for asking and answering only suffered the fortune of war, incidental 19 such a question; not as the birth-place of Pin the bravest; but how are the mighty fallen, dar, but as the capital of Bæotia, where the when two painters contest the privilege of pion first riddle was propounded and solved.

dering the Parthenon, and triumph in turn, as

cording to the tenor of each succeeding firman! Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom Sylla could but punish, Philip subdue, and flings.

(p. 12. St. 82. Xerxes burn Athens ; but it remained for the “Medio de fonto leporum

paltry antiquarian, and his despicable ageats, "Surgit amari aliquid quod in ipsis floribus angat.” to render her contemptible as himself and his

LUCR. pursuits.

The Parthenon, before its destruction in part, A traitor only fell beneath the feud.

by fire during the Venetian siege, had been a

[p. 12. St. 85. temple, a church, and a mosque. In each point Alluding to the conduct and death of Solano, of view it is an object of regard: it changed its the Governor of Cadiz.

worshippers ; but still it was a place of worship

thrice sacred to devotion : its violation is a “War even to the knife!"

triple sacrilege. But

[p. 12. St. 86. “Man, vain man, “War to the knife." Palafox's angwer to the

Drest in a little brief authority, French General at the siege of Saragoza.

Plays such fantastic tricks before bigh bearen

As inake the angels weep."
And thou, my friend!

(p. 13. St. 91. Far on the solitary shore he sleeps.
The Honourable I.. W* of the Guards, who

(p. 14. St. 5. died of a fever at Coimbra. I had known him was not always the custom of the Greels ten years, the better half of his life, and the to burn their dead; the greater Ajax in partihappiest part of mine.

cular was interred entire. Almost all the chiefs In the short space of one month I have lost became gods after their decease, and he was her who gave me being, and most of those who indeed neglected, who had not annual games had made that being tolerable. To me the lines near his tomb, or festivals in honour of his meof Young are no fiction :

mory by his countrymen, as Achilles, Brasidas, Insatiate archer! could not one guffice? and at last even Antinous, whose death was as Thy shaft flew thrice, and thrice my peace heroic as his life was infamous.

was slain, And thrice ere thrice yon moon had filled Here, son of Saturn! was thy farrite throne. her horn.

(p. 14. St. 10. I should have ventured a verse to the memory

The temple of Jupiter Olympius, of which sir. of the late Charles Skinner Matthews, Fellow teen columns, entirely of marble, yet survive: of Downing College, Cambridge, were he not originally there were 150. These columns, how. too much above all praise of mine. His powers ever, are by many supposed to have belonged of mind, shown in the attainment of greater to the Pantheon. honours, against the ablest candidates, than those of any graduate on record at Cambridge, have And bear these altars o'er the long-reluctant brine. sufficiently established his fame on the spot

(p. 14. St. u. where it was acquired, while his softer qualities

The ship was wrecked in the Archipelago. live in the recollection of friends who loved to rive what Goth, and Turk, and Time hata him too well to envy his superiority.


(p. 14. St. 12 At this moment (January 3, 1809), besides

what has been already deposited in London, an NOTES TO CANTO II.

Hydriot vessel is in the Piræus to receive every

portable relic. Thus, as I heard a yonng Greek Despite of war and wasting fire. observe in common with many of his country.

(p. 13. St. 1. men-for, lost as they are, they get feel on this PART of the Acropolis was destroyed by the occasion-thus may Lord Elgin boast of having explosion of a magazine during the Venetian ruined Athens. An Italian painter of the first siege.

eminence, named Lusieri, is the agent of devast

ation ; and like the Greek finder of Verres in But worse than steel and flame, and ages slow, Sicily, who followed the same profession, he has Is the dread sceptre and dominion dire

proved the able instrument of plunder. Betweea of men who never felt the sacred glow

this artist and the French Consul Fauvel, wbe That thoughts of thee and thine on polish'd wishes to rescue the remains for his own govern

breasts bestow. [p. 13. St. 1. ment, there is now a violent dispute concerning We can all feel, or imagine, the regret with a car employed in their conveyance, the wheel which the ruins of cities, once the capitals of of which I wish they were both broken upoa empires, are beheld; the reflections suggested it-has been locked up by the Consul, and leby such' objects are too trite to require recapi- sieri has laid his complaint before the way. tulation. But never did the littleness of man, wode. Lord Elgin has been extremely happy in and the vanity of his very best virtues, of pa- his choice of Signor Lusieri. During a residence triotism to exalt, and of valour to defend his or ten years in Atheas ke pever had the curio

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sity to proceed as far as Sanium *), till he ac- 1 countermining, they have done nothing at all. companied us in our second excursion. However, We had such ink-shed, and wine-shed, which his works, as far as they go, are most beautiful; almost ended in bloodshed! Lord E's "prig," but they are almost all unfinished. While he see Jonathan Wylde for the definition of "prigand his patrons confine themselves to tasting gism,"—quarrelled with another, Gropius *) by medals, appreciating cameos, sketching columns, name (a very good name too for his business), and cheapening gems, their little absurdities are and muttered something about satisfaction, in a as harmless as insect- or fox-hunting, maiden- verbal answer to a note of the poor Prossian: speechifying, barouche-driving, or any such pas- this was stated at table to Gropius, who laughed, time: but wben they carry away three or four but could eat no dinner afterwards. The rivals shiploads of the mosi valuable and massy relics were not reconciled when I left Greece. I have that time and barbarism hare left to the most reason to remember their squabble, for they injured and most celebrated of cities; when wanted to make me their arbitrator. they destroy, in a vain attempt to tear down, those works which have been the admiration of Her sons too weak the sacred shrine to guard, ages, I know no motive which can excuse, no Yet felt some portion of their mother's pains. name which can designate, the perpetrators of

(p. 14. St. 12. this dastardly devastation. It was not the least I cannot resist availing myself of the permisof the crimes laid to the charge of Verres, that sion of my friend Dr. Clarke, whose name rehe had plundered Sicily, in the manner since quires no comment with the public, but whose imitated at Athens. The most unblushing im- sanction will add tenfold weight to my testimony, pudence could hardly go farther than to affix to insert the followiug extract from a very the name of its plunderer to the walls of the obliging letter of his to me, as a note to the Acropolis; while the wanton and useless deface-above lines : ment of the whole range of the bassorelievos, “When the last of the Metopes was taken in one compartment of the temple will never from the Parthenon, and, in moving of it, great permit that name to be pronounced by an observ- part of the superstructure with one of the tri. er without execration.

glyphs was thrown down by the workmen whoin On this occasion I speak impartially: I am Lord Elgin employed, the Disdar, who beheld not a collector or admirer of collections, conse- the mischief done to the building, took his pipe quently no rival; but I have some early prepos- from his mouth, dropped a tear, and, in a supsession in favour of Greece, and do not think plicating tone of voice, said to Lusieri: Télos! the honour of England advanced by plunder, I was present. whether of India or Attica.

The Disdar alluded to was the father of the Another noble Lord has done better, because he has done less : but some others, more or less

present Disdar. noble, yet “all honourable men," have donc best, Where was thine Ægis, Pallas ! that appalld because, after a deal of excavation and execra, Stern Alaric and Havoc on their way? tion, bribery to the Waywode, mining and

(p. 14. St. 14.

According to Zozimus, Minerva and Achilles *) Now Cape Colonna. In all Attica, if we frightened Alaric from the Acropolis; but others except Athens itself and Marathon, there is relate that the Gothic king was nearly as nisno scene more interesting than Cape Colonna.chievous as the Scottish peer.-See CHANDLER. To the antiquary and artist, sixteen columns are an inexhaustible source of observation and

- The netted canopy.

[p. 15. St. 18. design; to the philosopher, the supposed scene

The netting to prevent blocks or splinters from of some of Plato's conversations will not be falling on deck during action. unwelcome ; and the traveller will be struck with the beauty of the prospect over "Isles

But not in silence pass Calypso's isles. that crown the Ægean deep:but for an

(p. 16. St. 29. Englishman, Colonna has yet an additional in

Goza is said to have been the island of Calypso. terest, as the actual spot of Falconer's Shipwreck. Pallas and Plato are forgotten •in the

Land of Albania ! let me bend mine eyes recollection of Falconer and Campbell :

On thee, thou rugged nurse of savage men! Here in the dead of night by Lonna's steep,

[p. 17. St. 38. The seaman's cry was heard along the deep.

Albania comprises part of Macedonia, Illyria,

Chaonia, and Epirus. Iskander is the Turkish This temple of Minerva may be seen at sea word for Alexander; and the celebrated Scanfrom a great distance. In two journeys, which derbeg (Lord Alexander) is alluded to in the I made, and one voyage to Cape Colonna, the view from either side, by land, was less striking than the approach from the isles. In our *) This Sr. Gropius was employed by a noble second land-excursion we had a narrow escape

Lord for the sole purpose of sketching, in from a party of Mainnotes, concealed in the

which he excels; but I am sorry to say, that caverns beneath. We were told afterwards,

he has, through the abused sanction of that by one of their prisoners subsequently ransom

most respectable name, been treading at humed, that they were deterred from attacking

ble distance in the steps of Sr. Lusieri. A us by the appearance of my two Albanians :

shipful of his trophies was detained, and I conjecturing very sagaciously, but falsely, that

believe confiscated, at Constantinople in 1810. we had a complete guard of these Arnauts at

I am most happy to be now enabled to state, hand, they remained stationary, and thus saved

that “this was not in his bond;" that he was oar party, which was too small to have oppo- employed solely as a painter, and that his sed any effectual resistance. Colonna is no noble patron disavows all counexion with him, less a resort of painters than of pirates; there except as an artist. If the error in the first The hireling artist plants his paltry desk,

and second edition of this poem has given the

noble Lord a moment's pain, I ain very sorry And makes degraded Nature picturesque. for it ; Sr. Gropius has assuwed for years the But there Nature, with the aid of Art, has name of his agent ; and though I cannot much done that for herself. I was fortunate enough condemn myself for sharing in the mistake of to engage a very superior German artist; and 80 many, I am happy in being one of the first hope to renew my acquaintance with this and to be undeceived. Indeed, I have as much many other Levantinė scenes by the arrival pleasure in contradicting this as I felt regret of his performances.

in stating it.

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third and fourth lines of the thirty-eighth | tributed my recovery. I had left my last restanza. I do not know whether I am correct in maining English servant at Athens; my drago making Scanderbeg the countryman of Alexander, man was as ill as myself, and my poor Arnaus who was born at Pella in Macedon, but Mr. nursed me with an attention which would have Gibbon terms him so, and adds Pyrrhus to the done honour to civilization. list, in speaking of his exploits.

They had a variety of adventures; for the of Albania Gibbon remarks, that a country Moslem, Dervish, being a remarkably handsome *within sight of Italy is less known than the man, was always squabbling with the husband interior of America." Circumstances, of little of Athens; insomuch that four of the principal consequence to mention, led Mr. Hobhouse and Turks paid me a visit of remonstrance at ibe myself into that country before we visited any Convent, on the subject of his having takes other part of the Ottoman dominions; and with woman from the bath-whom he had lavfalls the exception of Major Leake, then officially bought, however a thing quite contrary to eti resident at Yanina, no other Englishmen have

quette. ever advanced beyond the capital into the inte

Basili also was extremely gallant amongst his rior, as that gentleman very lately assured me. Ali Pacha was at that time (October, 1809) carry for the church, mixed with the highest coateap

own persuasion, and had the greatest veneratia ing on war against Ibrahim Pacha, whom he of churchmen, whom he cuffer upon occasien is had driven to Berat, a strong fortress which he

a most heterodox manner. Yet he never passed was then besiegingon our arrival at Yanina a church withont crossing himself; and I re we were invited to Tepaleni, his Highness's member the risk he ran in entering St. Sophia, birth-place, and favourite Serai, only one day's in Stambol, because it had once been a plate distance from Berat ; at this juncture the Vizier of his worship. On remonstrating with his ea had made it his head-quarters. After some stay in the capital, we accordingly swered, “our church is holy, our priests are

his inconsistent proceedings, he invariably asfollowed; but though furnished with every ac- thieves':” and then he crossed himself as ustal, commodation and escorted by one of the Vizier's and boxed the earg of the first papa who secretaries, we were nine days (on account of refused to assist in any required operation, as the rains) in accomplishing a journey which, on

was always found to be necessary where a our return, barely occupied four. On our route we passed two cities, Argyro- of his village. Indeed a more abandoned race

priest had any influence with the Cogia Baski castro and Libochabo, apparently little inferior of miscreants cannot exist than the lower orders to Yanina in size ; and no pencil or pen can of the Greek clergy. ever do justice to the scenery in the vicinity of Zitza and Delvinachi, the frontier-village of

When preparations were made for my retara, Epirus and Albania proper.

my Albanians were summoned to receive their On Albania and its inhabitants I am unwilling pay: Basili took his with an awkward show of to descant, because this will be done so much regret at my intended departure, and marched better by my fellow-traveller, in a work which away to his quarters with his bag of piasters.

I sent for Dervish, but for some time he was may probably precede this in publication, that I as little wish to follow as I would to antici- Signor Logotheti, father to the ci-devant Aa

not to be found; at last he entered, just as pate him. But some few observations are ne-glo-consul of Athens, and some other of my cessary to the text. The Arnauts, or Albanese, struck me forcibly took the money, but on a sudden dashed it to

Greek acquaintances, paid me a visit. Derrish by their resemblance to the Highlanders of the ground; and clasping his hands, which he Scotland, in dress, figure, and manner of living. raised to his forehead, rushed out of the roon Their very mountains seemed Caledonian with a kinder climate.

From that moment to the The kilt, though white; the hour of my embarkation he continued his la

weeping bitterly. spare, active form; their dialect, Celtic in its mentations, and all our efforts to console bin back to Morven. No nation are go detested and only produced this angwer, pervet, «Не dreaded by their neighbours as the Albanese: leaves me.” Signor Logotheti, who never wept the Greeks hardly regard them as Christians, before for any thing less than the loss of a or the Turks as Moslemg; and in fact they are

para, melted; the padre of the convent, my a mixture of both, and sometimes neither. Their attendants, my visitors—and I verily believe habits are predatory: all are armed; and the that even “Sterne's foolish fat scullion," woald red-shawled Arnauts, the Montenegrins, Chi- have left her “fish-kettle," to sympathize with mariots, and Gegdes are treacherous, the others the unaffected and unexpected sorrow of this differ somewhat in garb, and essentially in cha

barbarian. racter. As far as my own experience goes,

1 For my own part, when I remembered that, can speak favourably. I was attended by two, a short time before my departure from England, an Infidel and a Muggulman, to Constantinople a noble and most intimate associate had excuand every other part of Turkey which sed himself from taking leave of me because he within my observation; and more faithful in had to attend a relation to a milliner's, " I felt peril, or indefatigable in service, are rarely no less surprised than humiliated by the preto be found. The Infidel was named Basilius, sent occurrence and the past recollection. the Moslem, Dervish Tahiri; the former a man That Dervish would leave me with some reof middle age, and the latter about my own. gret was to be expected : when master and man Basili was strictly charged by Ali Pacha in have been scrambling over the mountains of a person to attend us; and Dervish was one of dozen provinces together, they are unwilling fifty who accompanied us through the forests to separate; but his present feelings, contrasted of Acarnania to the banks of Achelous, and with his native ferocity, improved my opinion onward to Messalunghi in Ætolia. There I took of the human heart. I believe this almost ferhim into my own service, and never had occa- dal fidelity is frequent amongst them. One day, sion to repent it till the moment of my departure. on our journey over Parnassus, an Englishmaa

When in 1810, after the departure of my in my service gave him a push in some dispate friend Mr. H. for England, I was seized with a about the baggage, which he unluckily mistook severe fever in the Morea, these inen saved my for a blow; he spoke not, but saw down leaning life by frightening away my physician, whose his head upon his hands. Foreseeing the coasethroat they threatened to cnt if I was not cured quences, we endeavoured to explain away the within a given time. To this consolatory assu-affront, which produced the following answer: rance of posthumous retribution, and a resolute -“I have been a robber, I am a soldier : Da refusal of Dr. Romanelli's prescriptions, I at-captain ever struck me ; you are my master,

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