A Visit to Greece, in 1823 and 1824 (E-bok fra Google)

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J. Murray, 1825 - 248 sider
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Side 166 - Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites ; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity ; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption ; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery...
Side 235 - Pasha bowed profoundly. Ali returned the compliment ; but at the instant of his inclination, Mohammed executed the will of his sovereign ! and put him to death, by plunging a poniard into his left breast. He immediately quitted the apartment, and announced that Ali had ceased to exist. Some men of Mohammed's suite then entered, and divided the head from the body. The former having been shown to the Sultan's troops, as well as to those who had embraced the rebel's part, a strife followed, in which...
Side 150 - I have presented myself three or four times at the levees of Colocotroni, and have received from him repeated assurances of his peculiar respect for the English nation, and his attachment to its individual members ; and in fact, he immediately provided me with an excellent lodging which I could not otherwise have procured. These professions amuse me the more, as the old hypocrite is notoriously anti-Anglican, and is continually and publicly accusing the British Government of designs to occupy and...
Side 232 - AH, to propose to him to surrender at discretion, to restore the part of the citadel which he possessed, and to consign his treasures to that officer ; for such appeared, in the extremity to which he was reduced, to be the only rational determination which remained for him to adopt. He added, that he knew a report had been spread, that Ali had resolved, in case he should be thrown into despair, to set fire to the powder, and to blow up himself with his treasures, and all those who surrounded him...
Side 19 - The continued sale of the Sciot captives led to the commission of daily brutalities. On June 19th, an order came down to the slave-market for its cessation ; and the circumstances which are believed to have occasioned that order are extremely singular, and purely oriental. " The island of Scio had been granted, many years ago, to one of the Sultanas, as an appropriation from which she derived a fixed revenue and title of interference in all matters relating to police and internal administration....
Side 233 - Pasha replied to the silikdar, that he was well assured that in his situation there was no other choice, and that he was determined to surrender as soon as he should be assured of his life. " The silikdar undertook to carry his answer to his master; and returned soon afterwards to inform him, in the name of...
Side 234 - Pasha promised that he should receive it. The conversation continued for some time in the most friendly manner, till, at last, Mohammed Pasha rose to take leave. Being of the same rank, they rose at the same moment from the sofa, according to the usual ceremony, and before leaving the room, Mohammed Pasha bowed profoundly.
Side 233 - Sultan in the small island on the lake near the citadel. " Ali Pasha asked time at first to reflect on the decision which he should make. At last, after several conversations with the Silikdar, he consented to leave the citadel ; and he retired into the island with all his little troop, with the exception of one of his trusty friends, with whom he agreed on a signal, which would instruct him whether he was to set fire to the powder, or give up all that was intrusted to his care to the officers of...
Side 151 - The usual covering for their head is nothing more than the red cap of the country; but there are generally two or three of the party who think proper, from whatsoever feeling of vanity, to burden themselves with extremely large and shapeless turbans ; Colocotroni takes little notice of any of them, and seldom rises at their entrance. The fourth side of the room is occupied by a number of soldiers, who remain standing; upon some occasion Colocotroni thought proper to command them to retire, — they...
Side 152 - Bey, (Mavromicalis) is a fat dull well-looking personage, who is addicted to no particular class of political opinions, and appears peculiarly unenlightened by any sort of foreign information : he is understood to have made great progress (for an oriental) in the science of gastronomy ; and is believed to be willing to embrace any form of government which will leave him riches, and give him peace, abundance, and security.

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