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HISTORICAL OUTLINE

OF

THE GREEK REVOLUTION.

&c. &c.

LONDON: PRINTED BY C. ROWORTH, BELL-YARD

TEMPLE BAR.

AN

HISTORICAL OUTLINE

OF THE

GREEK REVOLUTION,

WITH

A FEW REMARKS ON THE PRESENT STATE OF

AFFAIRS IN THAT COUNTRY.

BY

WILLIAM MARTIN LEAKE,

LATE LIEUTENANT-COLONEL IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

MDCCCXXVI.

PREFACE

TO THE SECOND EDITION

The following Memoir has been written at three different periods, as the dates will show. The first part having been prepared for a periodical work, and published anonymously with scarcely any alteration, is often expressed in a tone somewhat different from that which the author would have been inclined to employ under his own name. The work is chiefly addressed to the military reader, who may be asked after perusing it, whether-considering on one side the character of the insurgents and the strength of their country, on the other the imbecillity of the enemy and the difficulties of his military combinations—he thinks it possible that the Porte can ever suppress the Greek insurrection without foreign assistance. But this foreign assistance is not wanting.

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