how outrageously sincere

Posted on August 18th, 2008 by admin and filed under Uncategorized

The citadel of Navarino is upon the main-land, overlooking and apparently capable of commanding perfectly this inlet into the harbor. The depth of water is so great, that large fleets of ships of the line passed the strait without difficulty, and made this fine bay, which is six miles in circumference, the bloody theatre upon which the long-protracted struggle for the independence of Greece was finally decided. Whether the great powers who interfered wo unceremoniously in the affairs of the Ottoman Empire now approve of the policy pursued, is at least questionable. That is was unjust towards Turkey — a flagrant violation of international law — few of the writers of the present day hesitate to declare. It violated the sovereignity and broke the spirit of a nation which is now regarded as a great bulwark against the ambition of Russia. It remains to be seen whether the degenerate race in whose behalf this sacrifice of blood, and still more deplorable sacrifice of principle, was made, is destined to make some atonement to humanity for the crime upon which its independence was built, by assuming a worthy and honorable place amongst civilized and Christian nations.

Greece and the Golden Horn, by Stephen Olin, D.D. LL.D., late president of the Wesleyan University, with an introduction by rev. John M’clintock, D.D., New York, J.C.Derby, 8 Park Place, Boston: Phillips, Sampson & CO., Cincinnati: H.W.Dereby, 1854

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