An Historical Outline of the Greek Revolution: With a Few Remarks on the Present State of Affairs in that Country

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J. Murray, 1826 - 204 pagine

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Pagina 17 - Greeks bear the most striking resemblance, both in their virtues and defects, to their illustrious ancestors, as we find 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,...
Pagina 155 - Pacha in the command of the naval forces, re-entered the Dardanelles. About the middle of the same month, Ibrahim, after some unsuccessful encounters with the Greeks near Chios and Mytilene, returned to the Egyptian armament in the Gulf of Cos ; and in the month of November his ships sustained considerable damage from the enemy on the northern coast of Candia."* In Western Greece, military operations were almost suspended during the whole year.
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 71 - The Boeotian plains terminate to the northwest in the valley of Phocis and Doris, watered by the Cephissus and its branches, which have their origin in Mount CEta. This valley separates Mount Parnassus from a prolongation of CEta, anciently known by the names of Callidromus and Cnemis, the northern face of which looks down on the valley of Spercheius and the Maliac gulf...
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 152 - 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, the Turks lost some men, and two fireships of their opponents exploded without having done any damage to the enemy. The Greeks then retired to Panormus, (the port of the ancient Branchidae, in the district of Miletus) now called leronda.
Pagina 181 - 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 52 - 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 two mortars, wretchedly...
Pagina 98 - Hence they were unable to retain in their service or to satisfy even the most moderate expectations of the numerous military men of experience, who had been left in idleness in every part of Europe by the general peace, and who were anxious for employment in Greece. They were unable even to take into the service of government their own private ships by which all their naval efforts had been made, or toexecute the repairs of a two years...
Pagina 74 - ... the irregular range which borders the entire extent of the western and southern coast. At some distance from the eastern extremity of the Gulf of Arta (the ancient Ambracia,) which divides Epirus from Acarnania, rises a steep, woody mountain, now called...

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