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When Manuel abdicated the government, it was his prayer, rather than his hope,
that the ruin of the church and state might be delayed beyond his unhappy days;
and after his return from a western pilgrimage, he expected every hour the news
peror guardian of his two younger sons, in the vain c H. A. P. hope of saving them
from the jealous cruelty of their brother Amurath. But the execution of his last
testament would have offended the national honour and religion; and the divan ...
The only hope of salvation for the Greek empire and the adjacent kingdoms,
would have been some more powerful weapon, some discovery in the art of war,
that should give them a decisive superiority over their Turkish foes. Such a
The age of the patriarch Joseph was more susceptible of fear than of hope; he
trembled at the perils of the sea, and expressed his apprehension, that his feeble
voice, with thirty, perhaps, of his orthodox brethren, would be oppressed in a ...
The double disappointment exasperated the Greeks; the conscience of the
subscribing prelates was awakened; the hour of temptation was past; and they
had more to dread from the public resentment, than they could hope from the
favour of ...
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I feel decidedly ambivalent about this book. My rating reflects that ultimately I didn't want to stick with it; I didn't find its pleasures and degree of informativeness worth the slogging through ... Read full review
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A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Read full review