Records of travels in Turkey, Greece, &c. and of a cruise in the Black sea, with the capitan pasha, in the years 1829,1830, and 1831

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Page 356 - Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe. When tipp'd with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe ; Like other charmers, wooing the caress More dazzlingly when daring in full dress ; Yet thy true lovers more admire by far Thy naked beauties — give me a cigar ! XX.
Page 318 - Where, then, is the tyranny under which the Christian .subjects of the Porte are generally supposed to groan! Not among the Bulgarians certainly. I wish that in every country a traveller could pass from one end to the other, and find a good supper and a warm fire in every cottage, as he can in this part of European Turkey...
Page 189 - DUKE'S PALACE. [Enter DUKE, CURIO, LORDS; MUSICIANS attending.] DUKE. If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.— That strain again;— it had a dying fall; O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour.— Enough; no more; 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
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Page vii - ... within itself vicious and unsound." Another traveller has also paid tribute to Muslim soldiers. He says, "When a Turk could ride with the Sultan's firman, he was respected all the way, from the banks of Volga to the confines of Morocco — when its armies threatened Vienna, and its fleets blockaded the coasts of Italy it then excited the fears of civilized Europe.
Page 517 - ... he either keeps it as a curiosity, or tears it as waste paper... The Hebrews take the Bible with great pleasure, because saving them expense; they carefully destroy the New Testaments and place the Old Testaments in their synagogues, sneering at the donors.
Page 55 - Constantinople arsenal the number of sailors on pay, whether the fleet be in commission or not, is so great that the convicts have scarcely anything to do. The former have not the advantages of religion ; within the precincts of the Bagnio are a Mosque, a Greek...
Page 116 - II. intrusted the governmS men! of the provinces to the dere beys, and strengthened the authority of the ayans, he would have truly reformed his empire, by restoring it to its brightest state, have gained the love of his subjects, and the applauses of humanity. By the contrary proceeding, subverting two bulwarks (though dilapidated) of national prosperity — a provincial nobility and magistracy — he has shown himself a selfish tyrant.
Page 516 - Turkish character — (one hundred and ninety-nine of two hundred cannot read). A Turk takes one of them as he would a Treatise on Fluxions, or a Life of Lord Bacon, and with about as much interest...
Page 145 - Hitherto the Osmanley has enjoyed by custom some of the dearest privileges of freemen, for which Christian nations have so long struggled. He paid nothing to the government beyond a moderate land-tax, although liable, it is true, to extortions, which might be classed with assessed taxes. He paid no tithes, the vacouf sufficing for the maintenance of the ministers of Islamism.

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