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The royal captive shewed some signs of repentance, accepted the humiliation of
a robe of honour, and embraced with tears his son Mousa, who, at his request,
was sought and found among the captives of the field. The Ottoman princes were
But the execution of his last testament would have offended the national honour
and religion; and the divan unanimously pronounced, that the royal youths
should never be abandoned to the custody and education of a Christian dog. On
On the decease of John Palaeologus, who survived about four years the
Hungarian crusade j, the royal family, by the death of Andronicus, and the
monastic profession of Isidore, was reduced to three princes, Constantine,
Demetrius, and ...
The same model was imitated in the fami, or royal moschs; and the first of these
was built by Mahomet himself, on the ruins of the church of the holy apostles, and
the tombs of the Greek Emperors. On the third day after the conquest, the grave ...
I. the first ages of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, our eye is invariably
fixed on the royal city, which had given laws to the fairest portion of the globe. We
contemplate her fortunes, at first with admiration, at length with pity, always with ...
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