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The Turks in Europe, a Sketch of Manners & Politics in the Ottoman Empire
Bayle St John
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Page 107 - Jumsheid, with angels as his guards, with troops numerous as the stars, the sun illumining the world of the heaven of empire and dominion, the luminary giving splendour to the universe of the firmament of glory and power, the...
Page 14 - On the contrary, every department, judicial and administrative, has increased in venality and corruption. There may be less violence, but there is more fraud. At Constantinople the state of things is bad enough. The evil grows in proportion to the distance from the centre.