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The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of D

THE LIFE OF

THOMAS, LORD COCHRANE,

TENTH EARL OF DUNDONALD, G.C.B., ADMIRAL OF THE RED, REAR-ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, ETC., ETC.,

COMPLETING "THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SEAMAN."

BY

THOMAS, ELEVENTH EARL OF DUNDONALD,

AND

H. R. FOX BOURNE,

AUTHOR OF "ENGLISH SEAMEN UNDER THE TUDORS," ETC. ETC.

_IN TWO VOLUMES._

VOL. II.

LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1869.

CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

PAGE

CHAPTER XVII.

[1827.]

Lord Cochrane's Arrival in Greece.--His Account of Hydra and Poros.--The Congratulations offered to him.--Visits from Tombazes, Mavrocordatos, and Miaoulis.--Letters from the National Assembly and other Public Bodies and Leading Men.--The Divisions in Greece.--The French or Moreot, and English or Phanariot Factions.--Lord Cochrane's Relations with them.--The Visit of Kolokotrones and other Deputies from the National Assembly.--Lord Cochrane's Efforts to procure Unanimity.--Sir Richard Church.--Lord Cochrane's Commission as First Admiral.--The National Assembly at Troezene.--The Election of Capodistrias as President--Lord Cochrane's Oath-taking.--His Advice to the National Assembly and Proclamation to the Greeks 1

CHAPTER XVIII.

[1827.]

The Siege of Athens--The Defenders of the Acropolis.--The Efforts of Gordon and Karaiskakes.--Lord Cochrane's Plan for Cutting off the Turkish Supplies.--The Arguments by which he was induced to proceed instead to the Phalerum.--His Arrival there.--His other Arrangements for Serving Greece.--His First Meeting with Karaiskakes.--The Condition of the Greek Camp.--Lord Cochrane's Position.--His Efforts to give Immediate Relief to the Acropolis, and the Obstacles raised by the Greeks.--Karaiskakes's Delays, and General Church's Difficulties.--The Convent of Saint Spiridion.--The Battle of Phalerum.--The Capture of Saint Spiridion.--The Massacre of the Turks, and its Consequences.--Lord Cochrane's renewed Efforts to Save the Acropolis.--The Death of Karaiskakes.--The March to the Acropolis.--Its Failure through the Perversity of the Greeks.--The Battle of Athens.--The Fall of the Acropolis 31

CHAPTER XIX.

[1827.]

Lord Cochrane's Return to Poros.--His Attempts to Organise an Efficient Greek Navy.--The Want of Funds and the Apathy of the Greeks.--His Letter to the Psarians, and his Visits to Hydra and Spetzas.--His Cruise Round the Morea.--His First Engagement with the Turks.--The Disorganization of his Greek Sailors.--His Capture of a Vessel bearing the British Flag, laden with Greek Prisoners.--Seizure of Part of Reshid Pasha's Harem.--Ibrahim Pasha's Narrow Escape.--Lord Cochrane's Further Difficulties.--His Expedition to Alexandria.--Its Failure through the Cowardice of his Seamen.--His two Letters to the Pasha of Egypt.--His Return to Poros.--Further Efforts to Improve the Navy.--His Visit to Syra.--The Troubles of the Greek Government.--Lord Cochrane's Visit to Navarino.--His Defeat of a Turkish Squadron 77


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