The Burden of the Balkans (Google eBook)

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E. Arnold, 1905 - Balkan Peninsula - 331 pages
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Page 132 - Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays.
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Page iii - And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord ; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts.
Page iii - And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof...
Page 210 - Where rougher climes a nobler race display, Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread ; No product here the barren hills afford, But man and steel, the soldier and his sword.
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Page 43 - The Sublime Porte promises to protect constantly the Christian religion and its churches, and it also allows the Ministers of the Imperial Court of Russia to make, upon all occasions, representations, as well in favour of the new church at Constantinople, of which mention will be made in Article XIV., as on behalf of its officiating ministers, promising to take such representations into due consideration, as being made by a confidential functionary of a neighbouring and sincerely friendly Power.
Page 44 - ... home at Kavalla in Greek Macedonia on p. 243. Edith Durham, in her The Burden of the Balkans (London, 1905, p. 44), remarks: Mustaffa Bushatli, Pasha of Skodra, the chief ruler in North Albania, then thought, as other people were obtaining recognition of freedom, it was a good opportunity for him, to strike. Albanian power at this moment was very great. Mehemet Ali an Albanian, had made himself master of Egypt, and threatened daily to yet further curtail the Sultan's power. It is said that he...
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