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“Our last resource,” said Manuel, “against the Turks, is their fear of “our union with
the Latins, of the warlike nations “ of the West, who may arm for our relief, and “for
their destruction. As often as you are “ threatened by the miscreants, present ...
Germany was an inexhaustible store-house of men and arms"; but that complex
and languid body required the impulse of a vigorous hand; and Frederic the Third
was alike impotent in his personal character and Imperial dignity. A long war ...
... month after this great deliverance, the champion expired; and his most
splendid epitaph is the regret of the Ottoman prince, who sighed that he could no
longer hope for revenge against the single antagonist who had triumphed over
his arms ...
Instead of employing in their favour the arms and treasures of Italy, Nicholas the
Fifth had foretold their approaching ruin; and his honour was engaged in the
accomplishment of his prophecy. Perhaps he was softened by the last extremity
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 ...
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