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Page 183 - 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 182 - 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 279 - 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 182 - 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 435 - 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 501 - The maritime armistice is, in fact, observed on the side of the Turks, since their fleet no longer exists. Take care of yours, for we will destroy it also, if the case requires it, to put an end to a system of maritime pillage which will end by putting you out of the protection of the law of nations.
Page 70 - ... 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 249 - Kousouris. 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 428 - My positive, absolute, definitive, unchangeable, eternal answer," said the minister to the interpreters of England, France, and Russia, " is that the Sublime Porte does not accept any proposition concerning the Greeks, and means to persist in its own will for ever and ever, even unto the day of the last judgment.
Page 134 - 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.