Letters from the Mediterranean; containing a civil and political account of Sicily, Tripoly, Tunis, and Malta: with biographical sketches, anecdotes and observations, illustrative of the present state of those countries, and their relative situation with respect to the British empire, Volume 1
Colburn, 1813 - 460 pages
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Page 394 - There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
Page 83 - He was the first man who brought the ships to contemn castles on shore, which had been thought ever very formidable, and were discovered by him to make a noise only, and to fright those who could rarely be hurt by them. He was the first that infused that proportion of courage into the seamen, by making them see by experience, what mighty things they could do, if they were resolved ; and taught them to fight in fire as well as upon...
Page 196 - Of a mere lifeless, violated form : While those whom love cements in holy faith, And equal transport, free as nature live, Disdaining fear.
Page 179 - Muoiono le cittą, muoiono i regni, copre i fasti e le pompe arena ed erba, e l'uom d'esser mortal par che si sdegni: oh nostra mente cupida e superba!
Page 425 - Washington within the exact period of six months from the date of its signature, or sooner if possible.
Page 45 - And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Page 423 - His majesty the king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and his majesty the king of the Two Sicilies, being equally animated by a sincere desire of strengthening more and more the ties of friendship and good understanding which so happily subsist between them, have judged that nothing could contribute more efficaciously to that salutary end, than the conclusion of a treaty of alliance and subsidy. For this purpose their said majesties have named their respective plenipotentiaries,...
Page 441 - ... the chiefs of corps, and officers of Citizen Guyn ; of the officers of the civil and military...
Page 425 - X. His Sicilian majesty engages not to conclude with France a peace separate from England : and his Britannic majesty on his part also engages not to make a peace with France without comprehending and saving in it the interests of his Sicilian majesty.
Page 67 - The above-named officer sits and hears causes for a certain number of hours every day. The Bashaw also presides in his Hall of Justice according to the pressure of business and number of causes to be tried ; every man pleads his own cause ; and the meanest subject, when called upon to defend himself, is permitted to speak with a degree of freedom which would shock the feelings of an European sovereign. The bastinado is usually inflicted, from one hundred to a thousand stripes, for all minor crimes...