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Página 94 - I will tell you that, if your Government has been led to believe that Turkey retains any elements of existence, your Government must have received incorrect information. I repeat to you, that the sick man is dying ; and we can never allow such an event to take us by surprise. We must come to some understanding ; and this we should do, I am convinced, if I could hold but ten minutes...
Página 91 - The affairs of Turkey are in a very disorganized condition ; the country itself seems to be falling to pieces (menace ruine;) the fall will be a great misfortune, and it is very important that England and Russia should come to a perfectly good understanding upon these affairs, and that neither should take any decisive step of which the other is not apprised...
Página 95 - I can then only say that if, in the event of a distribution of the Ottoman succession upon the fall of the Empire, you should take possession of Egypt, I shall have no objections to offer, I would say the same thing of Candia, that Island might suit you, and I do not know why it should not become an English Possession.
Página 92 - contrary, my country is so vast, so happily eireum"stanced in every way, that it would be unreason"able in me to desire more territory or more power "than I possess; on the contrary, I am the first to "tell you that our great, perhaps our only danger, "is that which would arise from an extension given "to an Empire already too large.
Página 265 - ... the arrest in the increase of their respective navies and the abolition of the right of capture of private property at sea. The Congress invites the Socialists of Great Britain and Germany to continue their agitation for such an understanding. To overcome all outstanding differences between Germany on the one- side and France and Great Britain on the other, would be to remove the greatest danger to international peace. It would weaken the powerful position of Czardom, now profiting by these differences,...
Página 93 - ... he may suddenly die upon our hands ; we cannot recuscitate what is dead ; if the Turkish Empire falls, it falls to rise no more ; and I put it to you, therefore, whether it is not better to be provided beforehand for a contingency, than to incur the chaos, confusion, and the certainty of a European war, — all of which must attend the catastrophe if it should occur unexpectedly, and before some ulterior system has been sketched. This is the point to which I am desirous that you should call the...
Página 275 - Japan, have resolved to conclude a treaty of such annexation and have, for that purpose, appointed as their plenipotentiaries, that is to say, his Majesty the Emperor of Japan...
Página 164 - Pasha to be good enough to let him have that answer by Tuesday next (April 28 — May 10). He cannot consider a longer delay in any other light than as a want of respect towards his Government, which would impose upon him the most painful duty.
Página 167 - These two orators had shown with what strength, with what a masterly skill, with what patience, with what a high courage they could carry a scientific truth through the storms of politics. They had shown that they could arouse and govern the assenting thousands who listened to them with delight — that they could bend the House of Commons — that they could press their creed upon a prime minister, and put upon his mind so hard a stress, that after...