Greece in 1823 and 1824: being a series of letters and other documents on the Greek revolution, written during a visit to that country : illustrated with several curious fac similes. [Enth. außerdem:] ¬The life of Mustapha Ali

Sherwood, Jones, 1824 - 368 Seiten

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Seite 323 - Tread those reviving passions down, Unworthy manhood! — unto thee Indifferent should the smile or frown Of beauty be. If thou regret'st thy youth, why live? The land of honourable death Is here: — up to the field, and give Away thy breath! Seek out — less often sought than found — A soldier's grave, for thee the best; Then look around and choose thy ground, And take thy rest.
Seite 228 - SIR, I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of his Excellency the Commander...
Seite 323 - You must have heard," he says, " that I am going to Greece — why do you not come to me ? I can do nothing without you, and am exceedingly anxious to see you. Pray, come, for I am at last determined to go to Greece : — it is the only place I was ever contented in. I am serious ; and did not write before, as I might have given you a journey for nothing. They all say I can be of use to Greece ; I do not know how — nor do they ; but, at all events, let us go.
Seite 278 - I conceive that his name and his mission will be a sufficient recommendation, without the necessity of any other from a foreigner, although one who, in common with all Europe, respects and admires the courage, the talents, and, above all, the probity of Prince Mavrocordato.
Seite 324 - The writer adds, after detailing the particulars of the poet's illness and death, " Your pardon, Stanhope, that I have thus turned aside from the great cause in which I am embarked. But this is no private grief. The world has lost its greatest man ; I my best friend.
Seite 331 - Thousands of people were flocking here; some had arrived as far as Corfu, and hearing of his death, confessed they came out to devote their fortunes, not to the Greeks, or from interest in the cause, but to the noble poet ; and the
Seite 279 - Greece is, at present, placed between three measures; either to re-conquer her liberty, or to become a dependence of the sovereigns of Europe, or to return to a Turkish province : she has the choice only of these three alternatives. Civil war is but a road which leads to the two latter.
Seite 290 - ... that I am here at his disposal. I am uneasy at being here : not so much on my own account as on that of a Greek boy with me, for you know what his fate would be ; and I would sooner cut him in pieces, and myself too, than have him taken out by those barbarians. We are all very well. NB...
Seite 290 - Drake (Draco), and a body of Suliotes, to escort us by land or by the canals, with all convenient speed. Gamba and our Bombard are taken into Patras, I suppose; and we must take a turn at the Turks to get them out: but where the devil is the fleet gone? — the Greek, I mean; leaving us to get in without the least intimation to take heed that the Moslems were out again.
Seite 191 - ... with a sort of reverence and enthusiasm, ' with which he inspired those around him, that there ' was not one of us who would not, for his sake, have ' willingly encountered any danger in the world.

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