History Of The War Of Independence In Greece Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byThomas Keightley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...under his command. He formed them into a corps, to which, in imitation of the ancient Thebans, he gave the name of the Sacred Battalion. The colours worn by them were red, white, and black; their dress was black; on the front of their caps they wore a death's' head and crossed bones. The phoenix rising from her ashes was their emblem. Attended by only five hundred men, ill clothed and ill armed, Hypsilantis hastened to Valachia, to take the command of the army of Vladimirescos, consisting of eight thousand Valachians, and of three thousand Albanians, Servians, and Bulgarians, commanded by Savas and George the Olympian. On his arrival, this inconsiderate young man found all in confusion; the boyards had fled; the soldiers were given every license; all were filled with apprehension; Savas and Theodore at variance with each other, and each thinking only of his own interest. Hypsilantis, uncertain how to act, fixed his head-quarters first at Ploesti, and then at Colentina, within half a league of Bucharest. In his letter to the emperor Nicholas, Hypsilantis says, 'Such, sire, were my plots, and the intrigue of which the Austrian diplomacy made at the time, in the Congress of Laybach, a tissue of horrors and crimes; and when the emperor refused to believe them, the same diplomacy had the singular hardihood to show him a false and fictitious correspondence between me and the liberals of Paris." 160 CONDUCT OF RUSSIA. The profligate courtiers of the late hospodar crowded around the young chief; they turned his brain with their flatteries, they kept all honest men at a distance from him, they dragged from him all sorts of places and employments; the spendthrift was ma.de treasurer, an old physician a captain, the mere monied man an aide-de-camp;...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...under his command. He formed them into a corps, to which, in imitation of the ancient Thebans, he gave the name...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217929680

ISBN - 13:9780217929684

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