Turkey, Greece and Malta (E-bok fra Google)

Forside
1837
0 Anmeldelser
  

Hva folk mener - Skriv en omtale

Vi har ikke funnet noen omtaler på noen av de vanlige stedene.

Vanlige uttrykk og setninger

Populære avsnitt

Side 99 - And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios ; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium ; and the next day we came to Miletus.
Side 254 - ... to fulfil, with as little danger as possible, the will of the Czar. Those who had most positively and energetically refused to accept the decorations, were seized and beheaded ; and twenty young men forfeited their lives as an offering to the genius of Russian moderation ! Do the annals of politics record a more odious act than this? What language possesses terms capable of characterising it ? The Ottoman government resisted as long as it was able, without declaring itself in open insurrection...
Side 27 - ... few minutes, save where a cypress-grove on either bank throws its shadow forth — as if, like the masked skeleton at an ancient Egyptian feast, to be a silent monitor. As the temporary brightness dies away, illusion obtains complete mastery of the soul : you see a splash, and you look for a sea-god to rise ; you hear a voice, and you listen for a Nereid's song. In the joy of his heart, Sultan Mahmoud declared that the offspring of the union which called forth such festivity and splendour in...
Side 254 - ... What language possesses terms capable of characterising it ? The Ottoman government resisted as long as it was able, without declaring itself in open insurrection against the Russians. Placed between the dread of incurring the displeasure of the Emperor, and the danger of an insurrection at home ; terror alone could deliver them ; it was therefore deemed necessary, on the order of the Russian minister, to call in the aid of the executioner. Such measures are carried into effect by a brilliant,...
Side 254 - ... effect by a brilliant, elegant, amiable, and prepossessing diplomatist ; how steeled, then, must be the resolution of that merciless system ! what may it do — what may it dare, one day, to annihilate in Europe the institutions which are obnoxious to it ! It was then that conspiracies were spoken of, and that the English fleet was recalled from Malta. There was no conspiracy save that of the Russian minister ; no executions but those which were ordered in consequence of his insisting on a distribution,...
Side 273 - The way to dusky death. Out, out, brief candle ! Life's but a walking shadow, — a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more ! It is a tale Told by an...
Side 476 - ... self-confidence of Muslims, rulers and subjects alike, and raising the expectations of the non-Muslims. Unlike most observers, the sagacious Slade, in a work published two years before the Rescript of the Rose Chamber, anticipated exactly this outcome. Removal of the disabilities of the non-Muslims was not calculated to produce, as was fondly expected and is stoutly asserted by many, attachment to the Sultan's government, but, on the contrary, depression of the Mussulman interest, on which alone...
Side 26 - Each night, at such times, the Bosphorus may realize one's imaginings of Bagdad under Haroun al Raschid and Zobeide. The noble stream flows along for ten miles between palaces of fire. Every house on either bank is illuminated fancifully. There are Gothic temples, and Grecian colonnades with scrolled frontispieces, and gardens — but all of living flame. The Seraglio Point, one of Europe's extremities, is a blaze of light, and reflects itself on Asia's cliffs. Nothing of the sort in Christendom...
Side 253 - ... insurrection than the forcing, at such a period, by the government itself, this brand of degradation on the Turkish army. The answer to the application for the distribution of the decorations, which was officially made by Boutinieff, was for several days evaded, and in the interim the troops were sounded. It was found that they were animated by the most decided spirit of resistance, and that there prevailed among them a general determination not to permit the decorations to be affixed to their...
Side 253 - ... language appropriate to his position ; flattering, caressing, and threatening, by turns. The road being thus smoothed, he once more peremptorily repeated his demand for the distribution. The government had then only one course to adopt ; this was, to inspire terror for the purpose of escaping destruction, and to fulfil, with as little danger as possible, the will of the Czar. Those who had most positively and energetically refused to accept the decorations, were seized and beheaded ; and twenty...

Bibliografisk informasjon