The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 58
e vitit 1863, faqe 379
pra kur shteti grek, nuk ishte stabilizuar akoma ne kufijte e vete te sotem dhe po kerkonte zgjerimin, sidomos ne veri, jep nje tablo realiste te gjendjes dhe zhvillimeve etniko-politike ne Greqi dhe territoreve, qe akoma nuk ishin perfshire brenda saj.
As regards Epirus there was another reason, perhaps, that nearly the whole of its population is now Albanian; but in Thessaly, from Mount Pindus to Mount Pelion, and from Thermopylae to Mount Olympus, the land is singularly free from Albanian intermixture. In the Greek kingdom, therefore, we have to deal with the territory to the south of the line drawn from the Gulf of Volo to the Gulf of Arta; that is, with ancient Greece, exclusive of Epirus and Thessaly
At the same time this fusion of the Greek and Albanian populations has its distinct limits, which are those of the Greek kingdom itself. It does not appear that Albanians beyond the frontier were to have any share, like the Greeks beyond the frontier, in the election of a king. So far the national or Hellenic principle ap to survive. On the other hand, we believe that if the revolutionary Greek party were to triumph at Athens, and they should succeed in driving the Greek frontier further north, so as to include the Thessaly and Epirus of classical history, the Epirots, who as we have seen are Albanians, would be as readily accounted Greek citizens as the Thessalians, who are Hellenists. And no doubt, if that grande idée were ever to be realized which would sweep away the Turkish empire and establish a Greek empire, in its place Greeks and Albanians would be admitted into it on nominally equal terms.
Me poshte e njejta reviste, konfirmon, qe qendrat me te famshme te te ashtequajtures "Greqi e Lashte", banohen vetem nga shqiptaret, qe kane ruajtur gjuhen dhe zakonet e tyre, ne nje mase te konsiderueshme:
We will assume that the Greek consists approximately of Greeks in proportion of three fourths, and of in the proportion of one fourth. But it is a singular fact that these Albanians have ousted the Greeks from most celebrated states in all periods antiquity. They hold the Isthmus of Corinth, and the country for a considerable distance on either side of it, thus the Hellenic blood both from Argolis of the Homeric age, and from Attica of the historical age. Thus Boeotia the southern part of Euboea, Corinth, Megaris, Argolis and Sicyonia are entirely inhabited by a people of Albanian origin, and who still preserve vital traditions of that origin by wearing an Albanian dress and speaking the language.
Ajo qe revista hamendeson, eshte qe presupozohet se shqiptaret kane zene vendin e heleneve te lashte ne keto vende, pa konsideruar nje mundesi tjeter, qe shqiptaret ne keto rajone te famshme, mund te jene vete ata: "helenet e lashte".