Pamphlets on Russia: XIXth Cent

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Page 17 - Her allies will always find her ready to concert her march " with them in the execution of the Treaty of London ; and ever " anxious to aid in a work, which her religion, and all the sentiments " honourable to humanity, recommend to her active solicitude ; " always disposed to profit by her actual position, ONLY for the " purpose of accelerating the accomplishment of the clauses of the '' 6th of July ; not to change their nature or effects.
Page 193 - IQl. per toti. l • the trees actually standing, whether domesticated or yet wild, will have, for fifteen or twenty years to come, the monopoly of the supply. The supply from Naples is increasing at the rate of two or three per cent, per annum. Cultivation, it is true, is increasing in France, and a considerable saving of oil, by the improved process of extracting it, has been effected. In Apulia and Calabria, within the last two years, a great number of olive-trees have been planted, and the French...
Page 26 - Emperor beyond the limits which he had prescribed to himself, which would occasion a convulsion in Europe. My replies had for their object to prove that the case was inadmissible. I declared that I could only imagine such events by pushing suppositions beyond all probability. Lord Aberdeen * " If, for none of these reasons, each by itself sufficient to justify all her efforts, the possession of the Dardanelles were desirable, still would it be necessary for the security of the actual commerce of...
Page 185 - Sugar, from . . 13 to 33 Copper . . , .24 Cheese . . . . :'38 The effect of our Tariff has been — 1st. To exclude England from the soap trade. England importing oil unrestrictedly would have supplied the whole of North and South America, and a great portion of Europe with soap. 2nd. To give her worse and dearer soap for home consumption — either for general use, or for application to other manufactures. 3rd. To induce her to use an inferior article in the preparation of her woollen manufactures....
Page 17 - Russia creates the Greek insurrection, denounces it to the Porte, and offers to assist in quelling it ; then menaces war in consequence of the severe measures taken by the Porte — spreads the revolt by these menaces, publicly notified by the departure of her ambassador, • — brings about the hostility between Turkey and Christendom, which she deplores — makes herself be entreated by England to enter the alliance settled by the treaty of July — obtains the important advantages of the convention...
Page 123 - Russia, if she held the keys of the Dardanelles, would exclude all trade from the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmora. The writer so often quoted, says — " On the occupation of the Dardanelles, disappears the importance of our possessions in the Levant. They were only valuable because the Turks held these straits. When Russia is there, they are valueless, and will soon be untenable.
Page 121 - Suffice it for the present to say, that the countries consuming to the yearly value of thirty millions of our exports would be placed under the immediate control of the coalition, and of course under the regulations of the Russian tariff; not as it is to-day, but such as it would be when the mask is wholly dropped. What would the effect on the internal state of England be, if a considerable diminution of exportation occurred ? But it is not only the direct effect of the tariffs of the coalition that...
Page 182 - ... writer was first awakened to this question by seeing olive-oil used in some of the cloth districts of Prussia, from whence rape seed was exporting to England to supply oil for the cloth manufacture in England. He inquired why they did not use rape-oil, which they had at their door, instead of olive-oil imported from the East, through Trieste, and conveyed by long and expensive land carriage, making it several times the price of rape-seed oil. He was told that experience taught them, that rape-seed...
Page 184 - Levant at 35/., yet the French soap-boilers esteem oil at 46/. worth tallow at 361. ; our soap-boilers know nothing of the use of olive-oil, in consequence of its systematic exclusion by the higher duty it pays than tallow ; in fact, by this unadvised, and, perhaps, heedless stroke of a legislative pen, we have raised the resources of Russia, during the last 33 years, by a sum which is certainly not below 50,000,000/. ! It must be borne in mind, that the question is % not, which of the two — Russian...
Page 61 - Beys, who might be compared to what the Indian Zemindars would be with a weak central government, are memorable efforts of self-regeneration, which, if Turkey be preserved, will immortalise the reign of Mahmoud, and render it one of the most important in the history of mankind. * * * * If the Sultan could be brought justly to appreciate his own position, the merits of his nation, and the faults of his government, he could, by a mere declaration of his enlightened will, effect such a revolution in...

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