The Last Days of Lord Byron: With his Lordship's Opinions on Various Subjects, Particularly on the State and Prospects of Greece

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Of the many accounts of Lord Byron's mission to Greece and his death at Missolonghi in 1824, very few were by eyewitnesses. In this 1825 book, William Parry (1773–1859) describes in detail Byron's last days, and records the poet's wishes and intentions with regard to the Greek independence movement. Parry was working in the naval dockyard at Greenwich when he was recruited by the London Greek Committee to organise an artillery brigade to join Byron in Greece. The original plan was scaled down, but in February ...
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Of the many accounts of Lord Byron's mission to Greece and his death at Missolonghi in 1824, very few were by eyewitnesses. In this 1825 book, William Parry (1773–1859) describes in detail Byron's last days, and records the poet's wishes and intentions with regard to the Greek independence movement. Parry was working in the naval dockyard at Greenwich when he was recruited by the London Greek Committee to organise an artillery brigade to join Byron in Greece. The original plan was scaled down, but in February 1824 Parry and some companions arrived in Missolonghi. Byron took to him, and Parry, effectively his right-hand man, was with him when he died. His book is in part a score-settling activity against the opposing factions of the Committee both in Greece and England, but it is also an important and detailed account of the death, and of the creation of a myth.
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Preface; 1. Voyage to Greece; 2. Lord Byron's situation in Greece; 3. Death of Lieutenant Sass; 4. Lord Byron as a general and commissioner; 5. Second illness, and death of Lord Byron; 6. Occurrences after Lord Byron's death; 7. Traits of character in Lord Byron; 8. Lord Byron's opinions and intentions with respect to Greece; 9. Lord Byron's opinions; 10. Lord Byron, Colonel Stanhope, and Mr Bentham; 11. Conduct of Colonel Stanhope and of the Greek Committee to the Greeks; 12. Appendix and illustrative letters.
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