at which Chev presided and spoke.
Excellent as to matter, but always with a defective elocution, not sending his voice out. He was much and deservedly glorified by other speakers, and, indeed, his appearance on this occasion was most touching and interesting.
was very fine; Huntington
was careful, polished, and interesting.
read the resolutions, with a splendid compliment to Chev.”
Some months before this, in August, 1866, the Cretans had risen against their Turkish oppressors, and made a valiant struggle for freedom.
From the first the Doctor
had been deeply interested in the insurrection: now, as reports came of the sufferings of the brave mountaineers, and of their women and children, who had been sent to the mainland for safety, he felt impelled to help them as he had helped their fathers forty years before.
He was sixty-six years old, but looked much younger.
When, at the first meeting called by him, he rose and said, “Forty-five years ago I was much interested in the Greek Revolution
,” the audience was amazed.
His hair was but lightly touched with silver; his eyes were as bright, his figure as erect and martial, as when, in 1826, he had fought and marched under the Greek banner, and slept under the Greek stars, wrapped in his shaggy capote.
His appeal in behalf of Crete
roused the evergenerous heart of Boston
Committees were formed, and other meetings were held, among them that just described.
's “splendid compliment” to him was given thus:--