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as they discovered the errors & vices which were the best evidence
– the only evidence that she had been oppressed – the evidence that
oppression had had & produced its worst influences on those who
Greek character – their sympathies could of their exertions ceased. They
made appeals in favor a suffering people, – & when those suffering
had increased tenfold – when the vices & the perils of Greece had
filled her cup of bitterness to the brim – their vices of her old advocates
were silent – & their hands which had been outstretched were withdrawn.
How could a stronger case be proposed to the philanthropic
than this – that a people, state possessing a not only most striking aptitude for capabilities
improvement, and the very highest intellectual capabilities but – ever
engaged in a an unequal struggle with the barbarians
who had overrun & devastated their country:- that a people once
supremely distinguished in the records of civilization, but who had been
doomed for ages to the torpid sleep of indifference & torpidity, were awaking
as a man & sporting striving for freedom with all its train of blessings;
– that a people – possessing the most beautiful country that the sun
looks upon – but & which has at every steps gives shows the mementos of the
monuments of its former greatness & glory – with all animated with the
determination to rescue that country from those who had made it almost
a wilderness:- in a word that
a people corrupted & degraded by despotism, had were heroically determined
to remove the cause of their corruption & degradation. If the Greeks
possessed the vices which are of which slavery is the parent, could
any in thing so strongly recommend this to the sympathies of virtuous
men as the attempt to break the chains which had stamped marked


Identifier: | JB/110/027/002
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Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

Box

110

Main Headings

Folio number

027

Info in main headings field

Image

002

Titles

Category

collectanea

Number of Pages

2

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

f24 / f25

Penner

sir john bowring

Watermarks

w weatherley 1825

Marginals

Paper Producer

fr2

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

1825

Notes public

ID Number

36017

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