History of the war: or, a record of the events, political and military, between Turkey and Russia, and Russia and the allied powers of England and France, showing the origin and progress of the war to the end of the year 1854 : compiled from public documents and other authentic sources, with two maps of the Crimea

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Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1855 - 334 páginas
 

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Página 110 - 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 122 - Majesty feels called upon, by regard for an ally, the integrity and independence of whose empire have been recognised as essential to the peace of Europe, by the sympathies of her people with right against wrong, by a desire to avert from her dominions most injurious consequences, and to save Europe from the preponderance of a Power which has violated the faith of treaties, and defies the opinion of the civilized world, to take up arms in conjunction with the Emperor of the French, for the defence...
Página 278 - Enniskilleners pierced through the dark masses of Russians. The shock was but for a moment. There was a clash of steel and a light play of sword-blades in the air, and then the Greys and the Red-coats disappear in the midst of the shaken and quivering columns.
Página 109 - Well, in that Empire there are several millions of Christians whose interests I am called upon to watch over (surveiller), while the right of doing so is secured to me by Treaty. I may truly say that I make a moderate and sparing use of my right, and I will freely confess that it is one which is attended with obligations occasionally very inconvenient; but I cannot recede from the discharge of a distinct duty.
Página 282 - The other regiments turned and engaged in a desperate encounter. With courage too great almost for credence, they were breaking their way through the columns which enveloped them, when there took place an act of atrocity without parallel in the modern warfare of civilized nations.
Página 101 - England and France have sided with the enemies of Christianity against Russia combating for the orthodox faith. But Russia will not betray her holy mission ; and, if enemies infringe her frontiers, we are ready to meet them with the firmness bequeathed to us by our forefathers.
Página 112 - In a word, the emperor went on to observe, ' As I before told you, all I want is a good understanding with England, and this not as to what shall, but as to what shall not be done; this point arrived at, the English government and I, I and the English government having entire confidence in one another's views, I care nothing about the rest.
Página 116 - Russia and of Austria, as we have already said, is closely united by the principle of perfect identity. If England, as the principal Maritime Power, acts in concert with them, it is to be supposed that France will find herself obliged to act in conformity with the course agreed upon between St.
Página 105 - I have solemnly disclaimed, and do so now as solemnly disclaim, every such motive. I do not desire war ; I abhor it as sincerely as you do. and am ready to forget the past, if only the opportunity be afforded me. I have great esteem for your country, and a sincere affection for your Queen, whom I admire not only as a Sovereign, but as a lady, a wife, and a mother. I have placed full confidence in her, and have acted towards her in a frank and friendly spirit. I felt it my duty to call her attention...
Página 116 - The object for which Russia and England will have to come to an understanding may be expressed in the following manner : 1. To seek to maintain the existence of the Ottoman empire in its present state, so long as that political combination shall be possible. 2. If we foresee that it must crumble to pieces, to enter into previous concert as to everything relating to the establishment of a new order of things, intended...

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