LIX. Are mix'd conspicuous: some recline in groups, Scanning the motley scene that varies round; There some grave Moslem to devotion stoops, And some that smoke, and some that play, are found; Here the Albanian, proudly treads the ground; Half whispering there the Greek is heard to prate; Hark! from the mosque the mighty solemn sound,

The Muezzin's call doth shake the minaret, [great !" “There is no god but God !-to prayer-lo! God is

Just at this season Ramazani's fast
Through the long day its penance did maintain,
But when the lingering twilight hour was past,
Revel and feast assum'd the rule again ;
Now all was bustle, and the menial train
Prepar'd and spread the plenteous board within :
Ihe vacant gallery now seem'd made in vain,

But from the chambers came the mingling din,
As page and slave anon were passing out and in.

Here woman's voice is never heard apart,
And scarce permitted, guarded, veil'd, to move,
Sbe yields to one her person and her heart,
Tam'd to her cage, nor feels a wish to rove:
For, not unhappy in her master's love,
And joyful in a mother's gentlest cares,
Blest cares! all other feelings far above!

Herself more sweetly rears the babe she bears,
Who never quits the breast, no meaner passion shares.

In marble-pav'd pavillion, where a spring,
Of living water from the centre rose,
Whose bubbling did a genial freshness fling,
And soft voluptuous couches breath'd repose,
Ali reclin'd, a man of war and woes;
Yet in his lineaments ye canuot trace,
While Gentleness her milder radiance throws

Along that aged venerable face,
The deeds that Turk bencath, and stain him witle disgrace.
It is not that yon hoary lengthening beard
Ill suits the passions which belong to youth ;
Love conquers age-so Hafiz hath averr’d,
So sings the Teian, and he sings in sooth
But crimes that scorn tlie tender voice of Ruth,
Beseeming all men ill, but most the man
In years, have marked him with a tyger's tooth;

Blood follows blood, and, through their mortal span, In bloodier acts conclude those who with blood began

'Mid many things most new to ear and eye
The pilgrim rested here his weary feet,
And gaz'd around on Moslew luxury,
Till quickly wearied with that spacious seat
Of Wealth and Wantonness, the choice retreat
Of sated Grandeur, from the city's noise :
And were it humbler it in sooth were sweet;

But Peace abhorreth artificial joys, [destroys. And Pleasure, leagued with Pomp, the zest of both

LXV. Fierce are Albania's children, yet they lack Not virtues, were those virtues more mature, Where is the foe that ever saw their back ? Who can so well the toil of war endure ? Their native fastnesses not more secure Than they in doubtful time of troublous need : Their wrath how deadly! but their friendship sure,

When Gratitude or Valour bids them bleed, Unshaken rushing on where'er their chiet' may lead.

LXVI. Childe Harold saw them in their chieftain's tower Thronging to war in splendour and success; And after view'd them, when, witbin their power, Himself awhile the victim of distress; That saddening hour when bad men hotlier press : But these did shelter him beneath their roof, When less barbarians would have cheered him less,

And fellow countrymen have stood aloof-(27) (proof! In aught that trics the heart how few withstand the

LXVII. It chanc'd that adverse winds once drove his bark Full on the coast of Suli's shaggy shore, When all around was desolate and dark; To land was perilous, to sojourn more; Yet for awhile the mariners forbore, Dubious to trust where treachery might lurk : At length they ventur’d forth, though doubting sore

That those who loathe alike the Frank and Turk Might once again renew their ancient butcher work.

LXVIII, Vain fear! the Suliotes stretch'd the welcome hand, Led them o'er rocks and past the dangerous swamp, Kinder than polish'd slaves though not so bland, And pild the bearth, and wrung the garments damp, And fill'd the bowl, and trimm'd the cheerful lamp, And spread their fare ; though homely, all they had ; Such conduct bears Philanthrophy's rare stamp

To rest the weary and to soothe the sad,
Doth lesson happier men, and shames at least the bad.

It came to pass, that when he did address
Himself to quit at length this mountain-land,
Combin'd marauders half way barr'd egress,
And wasted far and near with glaive and brand;
And therefore did he take a trusty band
To traverse Acarpania's forest wide,
In war well season'd, and with labours un'd,

Till he did greet white Achelons' tide,
And from his further bank Ætolia's wolds espied.

Where lone Utraikey forms its circling cove,
And weary waves retire to gleam at rest,
How brown the foliage of the green hill's grove
Nodding at midnight o'er the calm bays breast,
As winds come lightly whispering from the west,
Kissing, not rufling, the blue deep serene ;-
Here Harold was receiv'd a welcome guest;

Nor did he pass unmov'd the gentle scene,
For many a joy could he from Night's soft prescuce glen.

LXXI. On the smooth shore the night fires brightly biaz’ıl, The feast was done, the red wine circling fast, (28) And he that unawares had there ygaz'd With gaping wonderwent had star'd aghast : For ere night's midmost, stillest hour was past The native revels of the troop began ; Each Palikar (29) his sabre from him cast,

And bounding band in hand, man link'd to man, Yelling their uncouth dirge, long daunc'd the kirtled clan.

Childe Harold at a little distance stood
And view'd, but not displeas'd, the revelrie,
Nor hated harmless mirth, however rude :
In sooth, it was no vulgar sight to see
Their barbarous, yet their not indecent, glee,
And, as the flames along their faces gleam'd,
Their gestures nimble, dark eyes flashing free,
The long wild locks that to their girdles streamed,
While thus in concert they this lay half sang, half
scream'd. (30)

(31) TAMBOURGI ! Tambourgi !* thy 'larum afar
Gives hope to the valiant, and promise of war ;
All the sons of the mountains arise at the note,
Chimariot, Illyrian, and dark Suliote!

Oh! who is more brave than a dark Suliote,
In bis snowy camese and his shaggy capote ?
To the wolf and the vulture he leaves his wild flock,
And descends to the plain like the stream from the rock.

Shall the sons of Chimari, who never forgive
The fault of a friend, bid an enemy live?
Let those guns so unerring such vengeance forego ?
What mark is so fair as the breast of a foe?

Macedonia sends forth her invincible race;
For a time they abandon the cave and the chase :
But those scarfs of blood-red shall be redder, before
The sabre is sheath'd and the battle is o'er.

* Drummer,

5. Then the pirates of

Parga that dwell by the waves, And teach the pale Franks what it is to be slaves, Shall leave on the beach the long galley and oar, And track to his covert the captive on shore.

6. I ask not the pleasures that riches supply, My sabre shall win what the feeble must buy, Shall win the young bride with her long flowing hair, And many a maid from her mother shall tear.

I love the fair face of the maid in her youth,
Her caresses shall lull me, her music shall sooth;
Let her bring from the chamber her many ton'd lyre,
And siug us a song on the fall of her sire.

Remember the nioment when Previsa fell, (32)
The shrieks of the conquer'd, the conquerors' yell;
The roots that we fir’d, and the plunder we shar'd,
The wealthy we slaughter'd, the lovely we spar'd.

I talk not of mercy, I talk not of fear;
He neither must know who would serve the Vizier:
Since the days of our prophet the Crescent ne'er saw
A chief ever glorious like Ali Pashaw.

Dark Muchtar his son to the Danube is sped,
Let the yellow-hair’d* Giaours † view his horsetail I

with dread; When his Delhis $ come dashing in blood o'er the banks How few shall escape from the Muscovite ranks !


Seliclar !* * unsheath then our chief's scimitar.
Tambourgi! thy 'larum gives promise of war
Ye mountains, that see us descend to the shore,
Shall view us as victors, or view us no more!

* Yellow is the epithet given to the Russians. † lufidel,

Horse tails are the insignia of a Pacha.

Horsemeri, answering to our forlorn hope. ** Sword-bearer,

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