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CHAPTER II
PUBLIC LATTERS 1843-1847

changes may be introduced, whatever laws imposed, whatever tributes exacted, she should preserve her lineaments uneffaced." Dis aliter visum, to use a phrase which Landor, in a note to the second edition of " Gebir," insists has generally been misunderstood. The elevation of Otho of Bavaria to the throne of Greece in 1832 had turned out ill. Writing ten years later, De Quincey said :-" The prospects at present are not brilliant. A Government and a Court, drawn from a needy aristocracy like the Bavarian, are not suited to a needy people, struggling with the difficulties of a new colony." In the autumn of 1843 there was a crisis at Athens. A new Ministry was established by the revolutionary party, who called on the National Assembly to prepare a fresh Constitution. Reports reached London that King Otho had been driven from his throne and had taken refuge on board a ship off the Piraeus ; but thou;h this proved untrue, the King only saved himself by timely compliance with the demands of Demetri Calergi and his associates. The Examiner of September 16, 1843, contained the following letter from Landor :

Greece and King Otho.
SIR,
A desire has been expressed to me, from more than one quarter, that I would recall the attention of your readers to the actual state of Greece. Certainly the time is unfavourable, for after the courtesies, and (let us hope) the cordialities of Kings and Queens,(1) the excited mind is not easily fixed down on the commonplace interests of a distant nation ; but, in the opinion of many, our

1 An allusion to the visit of the Queen and Prince Albert to the King (Louis Philippe) and Queen of the French.

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