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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. While England, scrupulously observant of her professions of neutrality, seizes in her ports supplies purchased for the use of the Greeks, and outlaws every Englishman that may engage in their cause, French officers by hundreds discipline and lead the Turkish armies, and ships under the Austrian and other flags convey them to the Moréa.

LONDON, January, 1826.

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