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In what we have said, we hope not to be misunderstood the
Greek cause has suffered greatly from the delusions which enthusiasm
& ignorance have gathered round it. Men have looked to Greece
not as the hapless & degraded victim of a brutalizing despotism,
not as the example of what tyranny may & will mete out of the
noblest materials – but a pure & beautiful, – the oppressed
personification of what Greece was in the day of her highest
glory. They were not satisfied with discovering that some virtues
splendid indeed & heroic – had escaped the wrath & scorn of her
fortunes – but they foolishly deemed that the pollution of servile
& miserable ages had left no stain upon the Hellenic fame of Gree; and then when
the vices & the of which slavery has created have met their
eyes, they have turned away in disgust. But is always
the parent, – or the child of freedom. Give freedom to the Greeks
& virtue will follow in her train. If the exist history of Turkish
oppression & Greek submission be retraced, it will rather excite
surprize that any elements of regeneration – any hope for liberty
should have been left. Elsewhere, – a few generations have blended the
conquered with the conquerors – in but Greece was is still Greece – the
occupied by the Moslems. High intellectual capacity – wanting
nothing but opportunity & encouragement for its full development
almost universally distinguishes the Greek people. They still possess
the form, the language, the land of their ancestors. The peasantry


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Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

Box

110

Main Headings

Folio number

030

Info in main headings field

Image

001

Titles

Category

collectanea

Number of Pages

1

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

f29

Penner

sir john bowring

Watermarks

w weatherley

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Paper Producer

fr2

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

Notes public

ID Number

36020

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