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... with a numerous train, accompanied by his brother Demetrius, and the most
respectable persons of the church and state, embarked in eight vessels with sails
and oars, which steered through the Turkish straits of Gallipoli to the Archipelago,
In the place of the Gospel, the Turkish ministers had proposed to substitute the
Eucharist, the real presence of the Ca. tholic deity; but the Christians refused to
profane their holy mysteries; and a superstitious conscience is less forcibly
wered his four sons as the pledges of his fidelity; c H. A.P. VII. and the Christian
youths, after receiving the mark ėtof circumcision, were instructed in the
Mahometan religion, and trained in the arms and arts of Turkish policy *. The
three elder ...
His sepulchre was soon violated by the Turkish conquerors; but the Janizaries,
who wore his bones enchased in a bracelet, declared by this superstitious amulet
their involuntary reverence for his valour. The instant ruin of his country may ...
Constantine had solicited a Turkish guard to protect the fields and harvests of his
subjects: the guard was fixed; but their first order was to allow free pasture to the
mules and horses of the camp, and to defend their brethren if they should be ...
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