The Balkans; Roumania, Bulgaria, Servia and Montenegro

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T. F. Unwin, Limited, 1896 - Bulgaria - 538 pages
 

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Page 333 - O smallest among peoples ! rough rock-throne Of Freedom ! warriors beating back the swarm Of Turkish Islam for five hundred years, Great Tsernogora ! never since thine own Black ridges drew the cloud and brake the storm Has breathed a race of mightier mountaineers.
Page 333 - THEY rose to where their sovran eagle sails, They kept their faith, their freedom, on the height, Chaste, frugal, savage, arm'd by day and night Against the Turk ; whose inroad nowhere scales Their headlong passes, but his footstep fails, And red with blood the Crescent reels from fight Before their dauntless hundreds, in prone flight By thousands down the crags and thro
Page 188 - Enough, I think, has been said to show that to Achmet Agha and his men belongs the distinction of having committed, perhaps, the most heinous crime that has stained the history of the present century, Nana Sahib alone, I should say, having rivalled their deeds.
Page 181 - Turks at the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth century.
Page 193 - The Prince of Bulgaria shall be freely elected by the population and confirmed by the Sublime Porte, with the consent of the Powers. No member of any of the reigning Houses of the Great European Powers can be elected Prince of Bulgaria.
Page 335 - It has been truly said that the Montenegrin is the exact opposite of the Bulgarian. Put both in a drawingroom, and the Montenegrin, who has never bowed his neck to a foreign master, will look and behave like a gentleman, while the Bulgarian, but lately set free from the Turkish bondage, will look and behave like a boor. Put the two upon a waste plot of ground, and the Bulgarian will convert it into a garden of roses, while the Montenegrin will look on.
Page 193 - Bulgaria should be' constituted an autonomous and tributary Principality under the suzerainty of His Imperial Majesty the Sultan. It will have a Christian Government and a national militia.
Page 117 - if they were only ruled by one man and could only agree among themselves, they would be the greatest of all nations.
Page 117 - ... Roumanians of Transylvania and Bessarabia, no less than those of the kingdom, all moderate men are content with what has been won, and none regret the bygone days of Turkish suzerainty. PART II. BULGARIA. " The glory of the Bulgarians was confined to a narrow scope both of time and place.

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