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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 ...
About a 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 ...
Scanderbeg might indeed be sup, ported by the rational, though fallacious hope,
that the Pope, the King of Naples, and the Venetian republic, would join in the
defence of a free and Christian people, who guarded the sea-coast of the Adriatic
... delusive hope, that by his clemency they might survive the ruin of the em- / pire.
. * Non audiwit, indignum ducens, says the honest Antoninus; but as the Roman
court was afterwards grieved and ashamed, we find the more courtly expression
... divine decree, or the visionary hope of a miraculous deliverance. Of the
triangle which composes the figure of Constantinople, the two sides along the
sea were made inaccessible to an enemy; the Propontis by nature, and the
harbour by art.
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