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” Like a flash came the answer : “ That is the after-piece— the farce. ” The first speaker turned to me, saying : “You see what people think !
” “ No.” “The king has been shot at; what do you think of that?
So much was this the case that “society” at Athens came to the conclusion that he had been in the country ; had observed carefully ; that he possessed a gift for photographic accuracy of delineation, if not for caricature ; and had drawn his classical) portraits from men he had met in Greece in everyday intercourse. This was an unconscious tribute that the Professor greatly valued ! There are those who still say, with Fallmarayer, that the ancient Greeks were all “ shapely of limb, flaxen-haired, and white-souled ” ; whereas modern Greeks are dark-haired, dark-eyed, physically ill-developed, ^and, morally, beneath antique standards. g 50 The Gentlemari s Magazine, Greeks still live the life of the ancient world — as shepherds and as mariners— fair hair, blue eyes, and noble proportions are still the rule. and yet the race should have changed or should have been saturated with foreign elements.” (I think Mr.
As a proof that he had well prepared himself for the study of the people of Modern Greece, it may be mentioned that before he travelled in Eastern Europe he had published his “Social Life in Greece, from Homer to Menander”; and Athenians who read it were struck by the likenesses between the ancient men pourtrayed in his pages and their own acquaintances.
■ V Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2017 with funding from Getty Research Institute https://archive.org/detaiis/gentiemansmagazi289unse THE Gentleman s Magazine VOLUME 289 JULY — DECEMBER 1900 AMS PRESS, INC. NEW YORK 1967 Manufactured in the United States of America CONTENTS of VOL. The men, speaking generally, have aquiline faces, and are extremely thin; their women are uncom- monly plump, and are “Roman” — of the “parrot type.” Many of these women are very handsome, and as like as possible to the placid, dreamy beauties of the Roman Campagna.
It is constantly said that such a girl “ is the very image of her father.” It is recognised, too, that sons “ take after the mother.” But in Greece the sexes are as unlike as two distinct races might be.
Here is an instance of the mental alertness I refer to : After the disastrous “ thirty days’ war ” there came to light a host of reasons for suspecting treason in the highest places.
Professor Mahaffy noticed the “quickness in the up-take” of both races.
The Greek’s faith is not “ a faith without works ” ; nor is the Irishman’s. In Greece survives something of the old classical contempt for “ romantic love.” In an Irish cabin, on the other hand, the wife is “herself” — a personage, a ruler in her own little sphere — but a Greek peasant, speaking to a social superior, says, “ saving your presence,” if he mentions either his pig, his donkey, or his wife. Again, “ love-making ” (among the peasants) “ in Ireland is really a very calm and placid business,” says the author of “ Irish Life ” ; and this is perfectly true in a great many cases. The first traveller, “Antigone,” he met at Corfu ; another he met in Ireland.
Talking of superstition, I may mention a discussion that took place, in Greece, among readers of Paul Bourget’s “Voyageuses” (“Travelling Acquaintances”). It may be mentioned, in passing, that at Argos and in those places where the VOL. The Cashel churches were so built that the east window should meet the rays of the rising sun on the festival of the patron ; and the buildings on the Acropolis were constructed purposely out of the parallel, in order to catch varied lights — with what happy results all artists know.