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Yet fear is still more rapid in its course; and Soliman, the son of Bajazet, had
already passed over to Europe with the royal treasure. The spoil, however, of the
palace and city was immense; the inhabitants had escaped; but the buildings, for
The chymists of China or Europe had found, by casual or elaborate experiments,
that a mixture of saltpetre, sulphur, and charcoal, produces, with a spark of fire, a
tremendous explosion. It was soon observed, that if the expansive force were ...
The remaining fragments of the Greek kingdom in Europe and Asia I shall
abandon to the Turkish arms; but the final extinction of the two last dynastiest
which have reigned in Constantinople, should terminate the decline and fall of
the Roman ...
30.), with the abstract and observations of M. de St Palaye, (Memoires sur la
Chevalerie, tom. i. p. iii. p. 182—185.). The peacock and the pheasant were
distinguished as royal birds. - C H A P. LXVII 1. \-y- Grief and terror of Europe,
A. D. 1453.
The foundation of a second Rome on the shores of the Bosphorus, has
compelled the historian to follow the successors of Constantine; and our curiosity
has been tempted to visit the most remote countries of Europe and Asia, to
explore the ...
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