The next day, the 16th of February, we left the basin which, between Rhodes and Alexandria, is reckoned about 1,500 fathoms in depth, and the Nautilus, passing some distance from Cerigo, quitted the Grecian
Archipelago after having doubled Cape Matapan.
Highlands = the Hudson Highlands, a mountainous region in Putnam and Dutchess Counties, through which the Hudson River passes in a deep and picturesque gorge; Eolus = God of the winds; Boreas = God of the North wind; Seneca = one of the Finger Lakes in central New York State; Grecian
king = both the Senecas of antiquity, the rhetorician (54 BC-39 AD) and his son the philosopher/statesman (4 BC-65 AD), were, of course, Romans--in any case, Lake Seneca is named after the Seneca nation of the Iroquois Indians; Park-Place = already in 1816 a fashionable street in lower Manhattan; Chippewa = an American army defeated the British at Chippewa, in Canada near Niagara Falls, on July 5, 1814; Lawrence = Captain James ("Don't give up the ship
And this was the singular case of the Grecian
Interpreter, the explanation of which is still involved in some mystery.
All the Grecian
states which now seem best governed, and the legislators who founded those states, appear not to have framed their polity with a view to the best end, or to every virtue, in their laws and education; but eagerly to have attended to what is useful and productive of gain: and nearly of the same opinion with these are some persons who have written lately, who, by praising the Lacedaemonian state, show they approve of the intention of the legislator in making war and victory the end of his government.
After tarrying here awhile, the Bay of Salamis will be crossed, and a day given to Corinth, whence the voyage will be continued to Constantinople, passing on the way through the Grecian
Archipelago, the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmora, and the mouth of the Golden Horn, and arriving in about forty-eight hours from Athens.
The Ode on a Grecian
Urn is more lovely now than when it was written, because for a hundred years lovers have read it and the sick at heart taken comfort in its lines.
I read other books about that time, notably a small book on Grecian
and Roman mythology, which I perused with such a passion for those pagan gods and goddesses that, if it had ever been a question of sacrificing to Diana, I do not really know whether I should have been able to refuse.
advantage of the Roman alphabet over the Grecian
is the more valued
The figure of the man sat the figure of the horse, straight and soldierly, but with the repose of a Grecian
god carted in the marble which limits the suggestion of activity.
Endymion was a fabled Grecian
youth whose beauty was so great that Selene, the cold moon, loved him.
To him it was a Grecian
archipelago that he saw on the map.
What the Roman and Grecian
multitude could not hear, after the lapse of ages a few scholars read, and a few scholars only are still reading it.
What but this, that every man passes personally through a Grecian
There was an air of grandeur in it that struck you with awe, and rivalled the beauties of the best Grecian
architecture; and it was as commodious within as venerable without.
It might have been Grecian
, it might have been Roman, only it was a shade too massive for the one, a shade too delicate for the other.