An Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution

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White, Gallaher & White, 1828 - Greece - 452 pages
 

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Page 174 - He who hath bent him o'er the dead Ere the first day of death is fled, The first dark day of nothingness, The last...
Page 174 - Appals the gazing mourner's heart. . As if to him it could impart The doom he dreads, yet dwells upon ; Yes, but for these, and these alone, Some moments, aye, one treacherous hour, He still might doubt the tyrant's power, So fair, so calm, so softly seal'd, The first, last look by death reveal'd...
Page 183 - The supplies of the Committee are, some, useful, and all excellent in their kind, but occasionally hardly practical enough, in the present state of Greece; for instance, the mathematical instruments are thrown away — none of the Greeks know a problem from a poker — we must conquer first, and plan afterwards. The use of the trumpets, too, may be doubted, unless Constantinople were Jericho, for the Hellenists have no ears for bugles, and you must send us somebody to listen to them.
Page ii - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 187 - The Lord Noel Byron departed this life at six o'clock in the afternoon, after an illness of ten days; his death being caused by an inflammatory fever. Such was the effect of his Lordship's illness on the public mind, that all classes had forgotten their usual recreations of Easter, even before the afflicting event was apprehended.
Page 184 - I cannot quit Greece while there is a chance of my being of any (even supposed) utility : — there is a stake worth millions such as I am, and while I can stand at all, I must stand by the cause.
Page 174 - Greece, but living Greece no more ! So coldly sweet, so deadly fair, We start, for soul is wanting there. Hers is the loveliness in death, That parts not quite with parting breath ; But beauty, with that fearful bloom, That hue which haunts it to the tomb, Ezpression's last receding ray, A gilded halo hovering round decay, The farewell beam of feeling past away ! Spark of that flame, perchance of heavenly birth, Which gleams, but warms no more its cherished earth I The Giaaur The Eve of Waterloo.
Page 190 - ... chosen country; it cannot be' given over' to our arms; it must be borne to his own native land, which is honoured by his birth . Oh Daughter! most dearly beloved by him^ your arms will receive him ; your tears will bathe the tomb which" -shall contain his body ; — and the tears of the orphans of Greece will be shed over -the
Page 188 - April 21.—For the remainder of this day and the next, a silence, like that of the grave, prevailed over the whole city. We intended to have performed the funeral ceremony on the twentyfirst, but the continued rain prevented us. The next day (22d), however, we acquitted ourselves of that sad duty...
Page 187 - All the shops, except those in which provisions or medicines are sold, will also be shut; and it is strictly enjoined that every species of public amusement, and other demonstrations of festivity at Easter, shall be suspended. "4th, A general mourning will be observed for twenty-one days. "5th, Prayers and a funeral service are to be offered up in all the churches. (Signed) "A. MAVROCORDATO. "GEORGE PRAIDIS, Secretary. "Given at Missolonghi, this 19th day of April, 1824.

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