A Survey of the Turkish Empire: In which are Considered, I. Its Government, ... II. The State of the Provinces, ... III. The Causes of the Decline of Turkey, ... IV. The British Commerce with Turkey, ... with Many Other Particulars

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T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies, 1799 - Turkey - 526 pages

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Page 224 - ... dry and light, and the limb may be bathed with fpirits, which will penetrate through the covering. Spirits may be ufed inftead of water, or mixed with it (or vinegar) at the firft making of the plafter.
Page 370 - Heaven has refcrved our deliverance for the glorious reign of YIM It is under Your aufpices that we hope to deliver from the hands of barbarous Mahomedans our empire, which they have ufurped, and our...
Page 55 - Universally, the offices of every denomination are set up to public sale; and in the intrigues of the seraglio, by which the disposal of all places is regulated, every thing is done by means of bribes. The pachas, in consequence, who are sent into the provinces, exert to the utmost their power of extortion ; but are always outdone by the officers immediately below them, who, in their turn, leave room for their subordinate agents.
Page 242 - ... and fends forth a fragrant smell, shaking it often; then from another pot they pour on it boiling water (or rather water in which, the grounds of the last made coffee had been boiled and set to become clear) ; they then hold it a little longer over the fire, till there is on its top a white froth like cream, but it must not boil, but only rise gently ; it is then poured backwards and...
Page 240 - J let it reft twenty-four hours' in a high narrow veflel like a churn. The agitation muft be repeated as before, till the liquor appears to be perfectly homogenous, and in this ftate it is called kumis (or koumis) of which the tafte ought to be a pleafant mixture of fweet and four. Agitation muft be employed every time before it is ufed. When well prepared in clofe veflels, and kept in a cold place, it will keep three months or more without any injury to its quality. ** It ferves both as drink and...
Page 369 - ... of Your Imperial Majefty) have taken arms againft the enemy of the Chriftian name, and deputed us to lay the 'offer of their lives and their fortunes at the foot of Your imperial throne; it was not till we had loft all hopes of...
Page 355 - England distinguish the aborigines from the Romans, Saxons, Danes, Normans, and other foreigners ? They are all Englishmen. ' The Greeks were conquered by the Turks, but they were (like all other nations they conquered) attacked by them without provocation.
Page 373 - Sulli, where the congrefs was held, and whence they had a correfpondence with all Greece. — Their route was to be firft to Livadia and to Athens, dividing into two corps. In their march they were to be joined at appointed places by troops from the Morea and Negroponte. To this ifland the fleet of Lambro was to fail.
Page 371 - Lacedemon from the tyrannic yoke of ignorant savages, under which groans a nation whose genius is not extinguished ; a nation which glows with the love of liberty ; which the iron yoke of barbarism has not vilified: which has constantly before its eyes the images of its ancient heroes, and whose example animates its warriors even to this day.
Page 224 - If, when the fwelliug fubfides the cavity is too large for the limb, a hole or holes being left, liquid gypfum plafter may be poured in, which will perfectly fill up the void, and exactly fit the limb. A hole may be made at firft by placing an oiled cork or bit of wood againft any part where it is required, and when the plafter is fet, it is to be removed. There is nothing in gypfum injurious, if it be free from lime...

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