An historical outline of the Greek revolution [by W.M. Leake]. by W.M. Leake

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Pagina 148 - Egripo, and entrusted with the conduct of the war on that side of Greece. He was met at Marathon in the middle of July by the Greeks under Goura, where he received such a check as, combined with the ill success of the Seraskier on the side of Locris, has been sufficient to confine his exertions to Bceotia.
Pagina 17 - ... them depicted in antient history — industrious, hardy, enterprizing, heroic, ardently attached to their homes and native country, living upon little, or lovers of wine and gaiety as the occasion prompts ; sanguine, quick, ingenious, imitative, but vain, inconstant, envious, treacherous and turbulent. In some of the more mountainous parts of Greece, villages, and even whole districts, were left to their own management, or rather to that of acknowledged primates, who were responsible for the...
Pagina 64 - ... custom, are exempted from keeping the field between November and May, and who Oriental Herald, Vol. 9. 21 never fail to return home in the winter. And hence it has occurred that, for many years past, the Porte has been unable, except, perhaps, on the northern frontier, where are the principal garrisons of the Janissaries, to keep together an army of 10,000 men for more than six months, or even for a shorter time, unless when plunder is immediately in view. So great, nevertheless, are the resources...
Pagina 52 - ... service of Khurshid Pasha, governor of the Morea, about half of whom were Albanians. The command, if command it could be called, was in the hands of the kihaya or lieutenant of Khurshid, the pasha himself having, by order of the Porte, joined the army before loannina, leaving his family at Tripolitza. The Greeks at first were very inferior in numbers to their opponents; they had no cavalry; many of them were scarcely armed, and their besieging artillery consisted only of five or six cannon and...
Pagina 152 - ... up the attempt upon Samos for the present, proceeded to effect a junction with the Egyptian expedition at Cos and Halicarnassus. Sakhturi in like manner united his force with that of the chief navarch Miaoulis, at Patmos, after which the Greeks proceeded to observe the Musulman armament. On the 5th September a small division of Greek vessels with two fireships approached the Turkish fleet, when the latter got under weigh; the Greek fleet then joined their comrades, and an action taking place,...
Pagina 61 - Alif was the occasion of high satisfac"" tion and triumph to the Porte. The exhibition of his head at the imperial gate in February, 1822, and the triumphal conveyance into the capital of part of his spoils, ex* Hughes, vol. ii. p.
Pagina 167 - Tripolitza, and hastening to profit by his advantages, appeared before Nauplia in one month after the capture of Neo-Kastro. A division of his army attacked the Greek outposts at the Mills of Nauplia on the 25th June, but without success; although the Greeks under Demetrius Ypsilanti (who had been living for the last two or three years retired from affairs at Tripolitza) had, in no part 'of the action, more than a few hundred men, supported by the fire of some small armed vessels anchored near the...
Pagina 153 - ... when two fire-ships were attached to a large Egyptian brig of war, and not long afterwards, two others to the frigate which commanded the Tunisine division. So confounded were the Turks with the boldness and the skill of their opponents, in thus attacking them with their small vessels, in the open sea and under sail, that not even the Greek ships accompanying the incendiary vessels suffered much from the Turkish fire. The Ottoman fleet returned in confusion to the anchorage near Budrum, (Halicarnassus,)...
Pagina 173 - Turkish commissariat, will place perpetual obstacles in the way of Ibrahim's progress, and will render the arduous task of subduing the mountains of Greece still more difficult. That tractability of disposition which has enabled Mehmet Aly to mould his Egyptians to the European discipline, is allied to an inferiority in hardihood and energy to the European and Asiatic Turks, with whom similar attempts have always failed. The Egyptians are precisely the troops least adapted to face the active and...
Pagina 174 - ... adapted for prolonging an obstinate contest, by the strength of the country and the elastic character of the inhabitants, there is the fairest reason to hope that Mehmet Aly may be tired of his present expensive undertaking before he has made any great progress towards its completion ; a result which is rendered still more probable, if it be true that his commercial speculations with England are likely to be much less profitable in the present than they have been in the preceding year. If, with...

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