The Massacres in Syria

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Bradbury & Evans, 1861 - Christians - 188 pages
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Page 187 - And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.
Page 3 - By dint of skill and labour, they have compelled a rocky soil to become fertile. Sometimes, to avail themselves of the waters, they have made a channel for them by means of a thousand windings, on the declivities, or have arrested them in the valleys by embankments. At other times they have propped up the earth that was ready to roll down, by means of terraces and walls. Almost all the mountains being thus husbanded, present the appearance of a staircase, or of an amphitheatre, each tier of which...
Page 166 - Syria, and to show his firm resolution to establish order and peace amongst the populations placed under his sovereignty; and their Majesties the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of the French, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Prussia, and his Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, having offered their active...
Page 69 - Sultan eats melons," which is a vulgar expression, meaning that the Sultan talks nonsense. I remonstrated, at which the Cadi repeated his remark, adding that his Majesty's officers and subjects are only bound to obey him so long as his orders are in conformity with the laws.
Page 187 - Rome, was one ; whose merchants were princes, and her traffickers the honourable of the earth...
Page 41 - Zahala be destroyed, there will remain no name for the Christians in this country. The enemy are doing their best to destroy it for that purpose, as its inhabitants arc all Christians.
Page 125 - Maronite populations, combined with the opportunities he has had of visiting the places where these tragedies have occurred, will have given him peculiar facilities for arriving at the truth.
Page 4 - ... was ready to roll down, by means of terraces and walls. Almost all the mountains being thus husbanded, present the appearance of a staircase, or of an amphitheatre, each tier of which is a row of vines or mulberry-trees. I have counted upon one declivity as many as a hundred, or a hundred and twenty tiers from the bottom of the valley to the top of the hill. I forgot for the moment that I was in Turkey.
Page 168 - Government. 7. The present Convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Paris within three months, or a shorter time if possible.
Page 166 - His Imperial Majesty the Sultan wishing to stop, by prompt and efficacious measures, the effusion of blood in Syria, and to show his firm resolution to establish order and peace amongst the populations placed under his sovereignty...

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