History of the Greek Revolution: Compiled from Official Documents of the Greek Government : Sketches of the War in Greece, by Phillip James Green, (Esq. Late British Consul for Patrass, in Greece), and the Recent Publications of Mr. Blaquiere, Mr. Humphrey, Mr. Emerson, Count Pecchio, Rt. Hon. Col. Stanlope, the Modern Traveller, and Other Authentic Sources
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Page 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 479 - Mr. Parry desired him to compose himself. He shed tears, and, apparently, sunk into a slumber. Mr. Parry went away, expecting to find him refreshed on his return — but it was the commencement of the lethargy preceding his death. The last words I heard my master utter were at six o'clock on the evening of the 18th, when he said, « I must sleep now;" upon which he laid down never to rise again!
Page 478 - I did not lose a moment in obeying my master's orders, and on informing Dr. Bruno and Mr. Millingen of it, they said it was very right, as they now began to be afraid themselves. On returning to my master's room, his first words were, ' Have you sent ?' ' I have, my lord,' was my answer; upon which he said, 'You have done right; for I should like to know what is the matter with me.
Page 47 - The city and the buildings," said Mahomet, "are mine; but I resign to your valour the captives and the spoil, the treasures of gold and beauty; be rich and be happy. Many are the provinces of my empire: the intrepid soldier who first ascends the walls of Constantinople shall be rewarded with the government of the fairest and most wealthy; and my gratitude shall accumulate his honours and fortunes above the measure of his own hopes.
Page 470 - I hope things here will go well, some time or other — I will stick by the cause as long as a cause exists, first or second.
Page 478 - Shall I go my lord, and fetch pen, ink, and paper?' Oh! my God, no — you will lose too much time, and I have it not to spare, for my time is now short,' said his lordship, and immediately after, 'Now, pay attention;' his lordship commenced by saying, 'You will be provided for.
Page 467 - ... accompanied his Lordship from Leghorn, had been charged with the vessel in which the horses and part of the money were embarked ; when off Chiarenza, a point which lies between Zante and the place of their destination, they were surprised at daylight on finding themselves under the bows of a Turkish frigate. Owing, however, to the activity displayed on board Lord Byron's vessel, and her superior sailing, she escaped, while the second was fired at, brought to, and carried into Patras.
Page 421 - Navarino, for the purpose of concerting the means of effecting the object specified in the said treaty, viz. an armistice de facto between the Turks and the Greeks, have set forth in the present protocol the result of their conference. Considering that after the provisional suspension of hostilities, to which Ibrahim Pacha consented in his conference of the 25th of September last, with the English and French admirals, acting likewise in the name of the Russian admiral, the said pacha did, the very...
Page 486 - ... of the world, we witness it in Greece — yes, in Greece alone ! The philosopher beholds it from afar, and his doubts are dissipated ; the historian sees it, and prepares his citation of it as a new event in the fortunes of nations ; the statesman sees it, and becomes more observant and more on his guard. Such is the extraordinary time in which we live. My friends, the insurrection of Greece is not an epoch of our nation alone ; it is an epoch of all nations : for, as I before observed, it is...
Page 46 - After a siege of forty days, the fate of Constantinople could no longer be averted. The diminutive garrison was exhausted by a double attack : the fortifications, which had stood for ages against hostile violence, were dismantled on all sides by the Ottoman cannon : many breaches were opened : and near the gate of St. Romanus, four towers had been levelled with the ground.