The Ottoman Empire: The Sultans, the Territory and the People

Religious Tract Society, 1799 - 316 páginas

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Página 34 - He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.
Página 243 - On the summit of the pillar, above one hundred and twenty feet from the ground, stood the colossal statue of Apollo. It was of bronze, had been transported either from Athens or from a town of Phrygia, and was supposed to be the work of Phidias. The artist had represented the god of day, or as it was afterwards interpreted, the Emperor Constantine himself with a sceptre in his right hand, the globe of the world in his left, and a crown of rays glittering on his head.
Página 306 - And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Página 313 - Calvary, — -in those holy fields, Over whose acres walked those blessed feet, Which, eighteen hundred years ago, were nailed For our advantage to the bitter cross, studying the path in which those footsteps lie, if perhaps we may catch some vision of the present Jesus.
Página 245 - God be praised, who hath esteemed me worthy to complete such a work. Solomon, I have surpassed
Página 139 - Those rich lands at this present remain waste and overgrown with bushes, receptacles of wild beasts, of thieves and murderers; large territories dispeopled, or thinly inhabited ; goodly cities made desolate...
Página 223 - Imperial concessions shall extend to all our subjects, of whatever religion or sect they may be ; they shall enjoy them without exception.
Página 111 - ... easily perceive ; but not more, perhaps, than had been occasioned by the previous overtures of the same unscrupulous monarch to the Protestants of Smalcald. It is a significant indication, too, of the temper of the times, that the treaty was negotiated at Constantinople by a knight of St. John — and that it contained a special provision for the admission of the Pope to the league ! Still, there was really, as we have said, some scandal ; and it needed in fact a concurrence of conditions to...
Página 241 - With eyes riveted on the expanding splendours, I watched, as they rose out of the bosom of the surrounding waters, the pointed minarets, the swelling cupolas, and the innumerable habitations, either stretching along the jagged shore, and reflecting their image in the mirror of the deep, or creeping up the crested mountain, and tracing their outline on the expanse of the sky.
Página 134 - Persian hath learned Shirleyan arts of war ; and he which before knew not the use of ordnance, hath now five hundred pieces of brass and sixty thousand musketeers ; so that they which at hand with the sword were before dreadful to the Turks, now also in remoter blows and sulphurean arts are grown terrible.

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