Turkey and its destiny: the result of journeys made in 1847 and 1848 to examine into the state of that country, Volume 2

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J. Murray, 1850 - Turkey
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Page 184 - As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
Page 677 - Contemplate, for one moment, that Russia is to possess all those unpeopled, but vast, productive, rich and beautiful regions. The distribution must and will, at some not distant day, be left to the decision of some congress of all Christendom. If such a congress could be settled without being preceded by the horrors of a warfare among the Christian powers, the advantage would be unalloyed and the blessing complete. «Wage war as you will, it must come to this at last — a congress, and the expulsion...
Page 678 - The Turks themselves seem generally to be convinced that their final hour is approaching — " We are no longer Mussulmans — the Mussulman sabre is broken — the Osmanlees will be driven out of Europe by the ghiaours, and driven through Asia to the regions from which they first sprung. It is kismet! We cannot resist Destiny...
Page 14 - E chi non ha per umiltà ardimento La bocca a^prir, con tutto il viso applaude E par che voglia dir : — Anch'io consento...
Page 579 - The History gives a graphic picture of North Staffordshire at the end of the last and the beginning of the present century, and states that in 1829 there was - a busy and enterprising community - in the Potteries of fifty thousand persons. . . . We commend it to our readers as a most entertaining and instructive publication.
Page 143 - ... DUNSFORD. I cannot talk with you about this subject. If I tell you of all the merits (as they seem to me) of the Church of England, you will both pick what I say to pieces, whereas if I leave you to fight on, one or the other will avail himself of those arguments on which our church is based. MILVERTON. Well, Dunsford, you are very candid, and would make a complete diplomatist : truth-telling being now pronounced (rather late in the day) the very acme of diplomacy.
Page 256 - ... remarkable decline of polygamy, wherever there is much intercommunion with European nations. Yet he actually speaks of polygamy as an unabated evil ! He quotes and adopts Mr. Macfarlane's words, in those highlycoloured sketches which have long been forgotten, and were never of any authority. Thus, we read ' that until this accursed ' harem system be abolished, of which there is at present not the * slightest sign, there is not the shadow of a hope for that social ' regeneration, without which...
Page 676 - Candía and Cyprus, and all the rich and fertile islands of the Archipelago. ****** I know that Russia has received insults difficult to be borne by a mighty power, when proceeding from so very weak, un-Christian, and wretched a country as Turkey. I am aware of the almost irresistible temptation which has been offered to the Emperor Nicholas for many years — but I am not aware that the Czar contemplates any invasion. The course pursued by the emperor should really seem to indicate that he contemplated...
Page 268 - Thou shall not open a dead body, although it may have swallowed the most precious pearl belonging to another...

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