Excerpt from Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Vol. 42: Established by Freeman Hunt in 1839; From January to June, Inclusive, 1860 In the commencement of this great and protracted struggle. Which took its rise in Greece, political ideas were very rude and undigested. Politics in Greece may indeed be said to have been in a state of chaos, even in the most enlightened period of their country. Having thrown off that patriarchal or kingly form of political organization, which pre vails in the earlier age of every nation, the States of Greece had not been able to organize government upon the principles of republicanism, at which they aimed, upon any except very rude and disorderly bases. Politics in Greece were in a transition state, which was necessarily, to a great extent, a state of disorder and confusion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.