The Ottoman Power in Europe: Its Nature, Its Growth, and Its Decline

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Macmillan and Company, 1877 - 315 sider

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Side 264 - And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
Side xvi - If their hopes should once more be disappointed, and if the condition of the Christian subjects of the Sultan should not be improved in a manner to prevent the return of the complications which periodically disturb the peace of the East, they think it right to declare that such a state of affairs would be incompatible with their interests and those of Europe in general.
Side xvii - The presence of the Turk and the "eternal Eastern Question" which his presence causes, is really only an "incident" though it is an incident which has gone on for five hundred years. The Turk's presence in Europe is incidental. It is something strange, abnormal, 220 contrary to the general system of Europe, something which keeps that system always out of gear, something which supplies a never-failing stock of difficulties and complications. The Turk in Europe, in short, answers to Lord Palmerston's...
Side xix - But we cannot sacrifice our people, the people of Aryan and Christian Europe, to the most genuine belief in an Asian mystery.
Side 253 - ... monstrous severity with which the Bulgarian insurrection was put down, but the necessity which exists for England to prevent changes from occurring here which would be most detrimental to ourselves, is not affected by the question whether it was 10,000 or 20,000 persons who perished in the suppression. We have been upholding what we know to be a...
Side 265 - An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
Side 253 - To the accusation of being a blind partisan of the Turks, I will only answer that my conduct here has never been guided by any sentimental affection for them but by a firm determination to uphold the interests of Great Britain to the utmost of my power, and that those interests are deeply engaged in preventing the disruption of the Turkish Empire...

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