History of the Greek Revolution: And of the Wars and Campaigns Arising from the Struggles of the Greek Patriots in Emancipating Their Country from the Turkish Yoke, Volume 2
W. Blackwood, 1844
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Page 187 - There can be no doubt that Mavrocordato was at the bottom of these tragical events, instigated fully as much by private revenge as care of the public weal. Odysseus was undoubtedly a tyrant and a traitor ; Trelawny in open rebellion, and suspected of tampering with the Turks, who were very anxious to get possession of the cave ; but all this might have been forgiven, had they not previously been the personal foes of the DirectorGeneral of Western Greece...
Page 186 - June, the rising sun disclosed the lifeless body of Odysseus, stretched at the foot of the tower that had been his prison ; it was said, that a rope by which he was lowering himself had broken, and that he was killed by the fall; however, no one gave credit to this story ; it was supposed that he had been strangled, and then thrown from the top. Ghouras subsequently felt remorse for the death of his former patron...
Page 297 - In virtue of the present act, the Greek nation places the sacred deposit of its liberty, independence, and political existence under the absolute protection of Great Britain.
Page 186 - In the same month, on the 17th of June, the rising sun disclosed the lifeless body of Odysseus, stretched at the foot of the tower that had been his prison ; it was said, that a rope by which he was lowering himself...
Page 453 - Frank Hastings commenced that course of honourable service which must ever connect his name with the emancipation of Greece.' See also p. 370, where it is mentioned that Hastings saved a vessel. He did so by going out on the bowsprit under a heavy fire of musketry (ii. 441). Gordon adds, 'If ever there was a disinterested and really useful Philhellene it was Hastings : he received no pay, and had expended most of his slender fortune in keeping the Karteria afloat for the last six months AJ>.
Page 72 - ... Kolokotrones, the Executive, in October, 1823, had left Salamis for Nauplia. The Senate, unwilling to shut themselves up in a fortress, where they would be at the mercy of the military chieftain, moved to Argos. The position is thus summed up by Gordon (History of the Greeh Revolution, vol. ii. p. 72) — " With, perhaps, the exception of Zaimis, the members of the Executive were no better than public robbers...
Page 267 - Kousourin. thinned by fatigue, watching, and wounds, they had already buried 1500 soldiers; the town was in ruins, and they lived amongst the mire and water of their ditches, exposed to the inclemency of a rigorous season, without shoes and in tattered clothing. As far as their vision stretched over the waves they beheld only Turkish flags ; the plain was studded with Mussulman tents and standards; and the gradual appearance of new batteries more skilfully disposed, the...
Page 138 - Gordon, the Hellenic flag was lowered, a white banner inscribed with the words Liberty or Death waved in the air, a single gun gave the signal, and a tremendous explosion, shaking the isle, and felt far out at sea, buried in the ruins of St. Nicholas thousands of the conquerors and the remnant of the conquered.
Page 282 - ... devotion of the garrison under so many privations. Yet a few days, and those heroes will be incorporeal spirits. In the name of Nothi Bozzaris and our brave soldiers, I declare to you that we have sworn to defend Missolonghi foot by foot, to listen to no capitulation, and to bury ourselves in its ruins. Our last hour approaches ! History will do us justice, and posterity will weep our misfortunes. May the relation I have drawn up of the siege survive me.
Page 104 - Revolution, vol. ii. p. 104, note), " one of the steadiest ' friends of the cause, and sacrificed every year considerable sums in relieving distressed refugees and needy Philhellenes, besides the ' loss of his business at Constantinople. Few persons are aware how much Greece was indebted to him at that moment [May— July, 1824], for the lenders, becoming alarmed, were on the point of cancelling the loan, when they learned that ^80,000 were paid. ' Mr. Barff was rewarded with ingratitude, but the...