History of the Greek revolution, Volume 1

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Page 26 - did not (unless in Thessaly) generally settle there. Beyond Mount Oeta, although they seized the best lands, the Mussulman inhabitants were chiefly composed of the garrisons of towns with their families. Finding it impossible to keep in subjection with a small force so many rugged cantons, peopled by a poor and hardy race, and to hold in check
Page 41 - or Adopted Brethren, to which all Greeks were eligible,* but which was only permitted to learn that a design was on foot to ameliorate the condition of Greece. The next step was that of
Page 296 - or the cumbrous garments of the Ottomans, they wear short jerkins and drawers of light texture, thin white cloaks, and boots (generally red) reaching to the knee, but extremely pliable; and in place of the ill-poised Albanian musket, which has hardly any stock, or the ponderous Turkish carabines, they use long and light guns mounted like European
Page 111 - Piteshti, an alarm was suddenly given, " that the white turbans were upon them." In fact, three hundred Ottoman cavalry had attacked the convent of Nochetto, defended by sixty men of Colocotroni's regiment
Page 296 - trees, as well as interminable forests of olives. The southern coast is destitute of ports, and has scarcely any safe roadsteads ; but on the northern side are several excellent and capacious harbours.
Page 343 - literature ; the females were noted for their charms and grace, and the whole people, busy and contented, neither sought nor wished for a change in their political condition.* At Constantinople and Smyrna, thousands of Sciotes found employment as boatmen, gardeners, and handicraftsmen ; and there, as in the west, they had established the wealthiest and most considerable Greek * This of course refers to the
Page 342 - Of all the Ottoman provinces, that, sheltered by special privileges, prospered under and in spite of Oriental despotism, the most flourishing and beautiful was Chios. That island, 80 miles in length,
Page 223 - to the author, of his address in purloining and destroying a copy of the capitulation given to the Turks, that no proof might remain of any such transaction having been concluded.
Page 298 - 1200 people, carried on a little trade in cheese and honey, although its port, called Loutro, is so much exposed to the south winds, that they were obliged to haul up their barks on the beach. The fertile islets of Gozo, in the Lybian Sea, composed a valuable part of their possessions. The Turks had thrown the ten ecclesiastical
Page 352 - the Archbishop Plato, and the hostages confined in the castle, begging them to surrender at discretion. Owing. to the prodigious confusion that prevailed among the troops, Messieurs Digeon and Stiepevich alone succeeded in reaching the .Christian quarters, with considerable personal risk; they returned on the 22d, accompanied by the Primates of the twenty-two mastic villages, and a train of mules loaded with

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