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Note: Ypsilanti

October, 1997

Alexander Ypsilanti (1792-1828) was a member of a prominent political family and the leader in exile of the movement for Greek Independence. He led the initial uprising in 1821 that proclaimed Independence and opened the wars of the following decade.

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Selection from _City of the Plague_ by John Wilson

October, 1997

John Wilson, from City of the Plague


ACT I, SCENE II.

A great square in the city.--A multitude of miserable men and women crowding round a person of a wild and savage appearance, dressed in a fantastical garb, with an hour-glass in his hand.

Astrologer. The sun is going down, and when he sets,
You know my accursed gift of prophecy
Departeth from me, and I then become
Blind as my wretched brethren. Then the Plague

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