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18. The celebrated Ali Pacha. Of this extraordinary man there is an incorrect account in Pouqueville's Travels.
19. Five thousand Suliotes, among the rocks and in the castle of Suli, withstood 30,000 Albanians for eighteen years; the castle was at last taken by bribery. In this contest, there were several acts performed not unworthy of the better days of Greece.
20. The convent and village of Zitza are four hours journey from Joannina, or Yanina, the capital of the Pachalick. In the valley the river Kalamas (once the Acheron) flows, and not far from Zitza forms a fine cataract.
21. The Greek monks are so called.
22. The Chimariot mountains appear to have been volcanic.
23. Now called Kalamas.
24. Albanese cloke.
25. Anciently Mount Tomarus.
26. The river Laos was full at the time the author pas. sed it; and, immediately above Tepaleen, was to the eye as wide as the Thames at Westminster; at least in the opinion of the author and his fellow-traveller, Mr. Hobbouse. jo the summer it must be much narrower.
27. Allading to the wreckers of cornwall.
28. The Albanian Mussulmans do not abstain from wine and indeed very few of the others,
29. Palikar, shortened when addressed to a single person, a general name for a soldier amongst the Greeks, an Albanese who speaks Romaic-It means properly "a lad.”
30. Their most popular choral songs, are generally chaunted in dancing by men or women indiscriminately. The first words are merely a kind of chorus without meaning, like some in our own and all other languages.
31. These stanzas are partly taken from different Albi. nese songs, as far as I was able to make them out by the exposition of the Albinese in Romaic and Italian,
32. It was taken by storm from the French.
33. Some thoughts on this subject I have published elsewhere.
34. Phyle, which commands a beautiful view of Athens, has still considerable remains ; it was seized by Thras. byulus previous to the expulsion of the Thirty.
35. When taken by the Latins, and retained for seve. ral years-See GIBBON.
36. Mecca and Medina were taken some time ago by the Wahabees, a sect yearly increasing.
37. On many of the inouutains, particuiarly Liakura, the snow never is entirely melted, notwithstanding the intense keat of the Summer; bat I never saw it lie on the plains even in winter.
38. Of Mount Pentelicus, from whence the marble was dug that constructed the public edifices of Athens. The modern name is Mount Mendeli. Ap immense cave formed by the quarries still remains, and will to the end of time.
39.“ Siste Viator-beroa calcas !" was the epitaph on the famous Count Merci;—what then must be our feelings when standing on the tumulus of the two hundred (Greeks) who fell on Marathon?
END OF NUTES TO CANTO 23.
Awaking with a start,
Whither I know not; but the hour's gone by, [eye. When Albion’slessening shores could grieve or glad mine
Flung from the rock, on Ocean's foam, to sail [prevail. Where'er the surge may sweep, the tempest's breath
In my youth's summer I did sing of Ope
O'er which all heavily the journeying years