The wonder-rabbi and his attendant patriarchs broke into nerveless, uncontrollable waving; the boys and girls struck up a solemn hymn, in which the word Jerusalem was repeated on a note of triumph.
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The rocky faces turned to ruddy gold, the shadows to a gauzy blue.
The sun sank, Greece became a ragged silhouette, and the southernmost lighthouse of Europe began to wink.
The human museum is horrible, such as those islands off the coast of Holland where the Dutch retain their national dress.
The departure of this boat from Trieste was attended by scenes first performed in the Old Testament.We motored out to tea at Malcontents, by the new road over the lagoons beside the railway.Nine years ago Landsberg found Malcontents, though celebrated in every book on Palladio, at the point of ruin, doorless and windowless, a granary of indeterminate farm-produce. The proportions of the great hall and staterooms are a mathematical paean.A northerly wind flecks the sapphire sea with white, and has silenced those exuberant Jews below. The familiar shores looked arid and unpeopled, but invincibly beautiful through the rosy air.At the south-west corner of Greece we turned east, passed Kalamata in its bay, and came to Cape Matapan, which I last saw from Taygetus outlined by the distant sea as though on a map.The bathing, on a calm day, must be the worst in Europe: water like hot saliva, cigar-ends floating into one's mouth, and shoals of jellyfish. There was an ominous chatter, a quickfire of greetings: the English are arriving.