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But these forces were not cemented by virtue and union; and some powerful
emirs had been seduced to desert or betray their more loyal companions.
Timour's front was covered with a line of Indian elephants, whose turrets were
filled with ...
“force, the inefficacy has been already tried; Joo, “since the Latins have subdued
the empire, with“ out subduing the minds, of the Greeks. The “method of
persuasion, though slow, is sure and “permanent. A deputation of thirty or forty of
Forces of the Turks; day of April, formed the memorable siege of Constantinople.
The troops of Asia and Europe extended on the right and left from the Propontis
to the harbour; the Janizaries in the front were stationed before the Sultan's tent; ...
insists on the unanimous consent of the Turkish historians, ancient as well as
modern, and argues, that they would not have violated the truth to diminish their
national glory, since it is esteemed more honourable to take a city by force than
The spiritual thunders of the Vatican depend on . the force of opinion ; and, if that
opinion be sup- . planted by reason or passion, the sound may idly . dominion
waste itself in the air; and the helpless priest is of o exposed to the brutal violence
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