A History of Greece: The Greek revolution, pt. 1, A.D. 1821-1827

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Clarendon Press, 1877 - Byzantine Empire
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Page 226 - But in these cases We' still have judgment here; that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague the inventor; this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips.
Page 324 - The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like Heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument...
Page 249 - Bey. Like some other captains of armatoli, Odysseus felt doubts of the ultimate success of the Revolution, and had no enthusiasm for liberty. His feelings were those of an Albanian mercenary soldier, and he had no confidence in the talents of the Greek civilians who took the lead in public affairs. He entertained a settled conviction that the Revolution would terminate in some compromise; and as Ali of Joannina was his model of a hero, he pursued his own interest, like that chieftain, without submitting...
Page 335 - Vostitza, when both were young men, with a spirit that rendered the scene worthy of a place in Don Juan. After supper, Londos, who had the face and figure of a chimpanzee, sprang upon a table, which appeared to be a relic of the Venetian domination, and whose antiquity rendered the exploit a dangerous enterprise, and commenced singing through his nose Rhiga's Hymn to Liberty.
Page 40 - the calico fustanella hangs round the legs of the Greeks like a paper petticoat, while the white kilt of the Tosk, formed from a strong product of native looms, fell in the graceful folds of antique drapery' — the implication being that at least the Albanians had some connection with ancient Greece, even if the modern Greeks had none. All this, ably supported by the researches of the German scholar, Fallmerayer, was a great relief. The descendants of Pericles and Phidias were dead, and those...
Page 256 - ... of hills which bounds the rich plain. The Turks surrounded the building and summoned them to surrender. The men had little hope of escaping death. The women and children were sure of being sold as slaves. Though they had no military leader, and were unable to take effectual measures for defending the monastery, they refused to lay down their arms. The Turks carried the building by storm, and put all within to the sword.
Page 59 - Northern Greece,' i. pp. 405, 6. ante-chamber reading the Koran with a learned Osmanlee, while in another room an equal number of young Christians might be seen studying Hellenic grammar with a Greek priest. " Under All's government Joannina became the literary capital of the Greek nation, for he protected laymen who rebelled against the Patriarch and Synod of Constantinople, as well as priests who intrigued against the Sultan. Colleges, libraries, and schools flourished and enjoyed independent endowments....
Page 104 - And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: 44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. 45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
Page 139 - ... without mercy or remorse. Old men still point to heaps of stones, and tell the traveller, ' There stood the pyrgos (tower) of Ali Aga, and there we slew him, his harem, and his slaves ;' and the old man walks calmly on to plough [Bk.II.Ch.III.
Page 325 - ... arrived the other departed. In company, his sympathetic soul was his tyrant. Alone, or with a single person, his masculine prudence displayed itself as his friend. No man could then arrange facts, investigate their causes, or examine their consequences, with more logical accuracy, or in a more practical spirit. Yet, in his most sagacious moment, the entrance of a third person would derange the order of his ideas, — judgment fled, and sympathy, generally laughing, took its place. Hence he appeared...

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