Guide to the Eastern Mediterranean: Including Greece and the Greek Islands, Constantinople, Smyrna, Ephesus, Etc

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Macmillan, 1904 - Istanbul (Turkey) - 245 pages
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Page 27 - Signior Antonio, many a time and oft In the Rialto you have rated me About my moneys and my usances : Still have I borne it with a patient shrug ; For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, And all for use of that which is mine own.
Page 186 - Thee only do we worship, and to Thee do we cry for help. Guide Thou us on the straight path : the path of those to whom Thou hast been gracious : with whom Thou art not angry, and who go not astray.
Page 186 - IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE COMPASSIONATE, THE MERCIFUL ! Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds ! The compassionate, the merciful ! King on the day of reckoning ! Thee [only] do we worship, and to thee do we cry for help.
Page 17 - Passarowitz in 1713 ; the Republic, however, preserved Corfu and Dalmatia. From this period Venice ceased to take any part in the great affairs of Europe. By the peace of Campo-Formio, the whole territory on one side of the Adige, with Dalmatia and Cattaro, was given to Austria; that on the other side was incorporated with the Cisalpine Republic, which, in 1805, obtained also Austrian Venice and Dalmatia, but without the Ionian Islands.
Page 186 - Come to prayers! Come to prayers! Come to salvation! Come to salvation! God is great! God is great! There is no other god but God!' In the early morning the following sentence is added: 'Prayers are better than sleep!
Page 19 - Previous to 1807 this church was a chapel of the Doges, since then it has been the cathedral church of Venice. The architecture of the facade is of the most mixed and extraordinary kind ; true to no style, no order, nor even to one country, it is, as Forsyth says, "neither Greek, nor Gothic, nor Basilica!, nor Saracenic, but a fortuitous jumble of all.
Page 17 - ... commerce with that country by Alexandria. The Osmanli, who had become masters of Constantinople, gradually wrested from the Venetians all their possessions in the Archipelago, and in the Morea, and also Albania and Negroponte ; and though the danger threatened the Republic by the league of Cambray, in 1508, was averted by skilful negotiations, its power had been greatly crippled by that war. The Osmanli took Cyprus in 1571, and Candia in 1669. The Morea was reconquered in 1687, but was again...

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