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His peace-offerings of silks, horses, and jewels, were composed, according to the
Tartar fashion, each article of nine pieces; but a critical spectator observed, that
there were only eight slaves. “I myself am the ninth,” replied Ibrahim, who was ...
+ Although I cannot stop to quote Syropulus for every fact, I will observe, that the
navigation of the Greeks from Constantinople to Venice and Ferrara is contained
in the 4th section, (p. 67–160.), and that the historian has the uncommon talent ...
Two * Somebody observed, that the city of Athens might be circumnavigated, (rk
uri, raw woxy rar Aavaiw, 3varoa, was ******** *****). But what may be true in a
rhetorical sense of Constantinople, cannot be applied to the situation of Athens, ...
The motives of his election, and the frailties of his life were exposed to their
familiar observation ; and proximity must diminish the reverence, which his name
and his . decrees impressed on a barbarous world. This difference has not
... labour, the periodical release of lands, debts, servitude, &c. may seem a noble
idea, but the execution would be impracticable in a proJane republic; and I
should be glad to learn that this ruinous festival was observed by the Jewish
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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