CHAP. . the Ottoman, on a garrison of four thousand ArLXV. - J menians, who
were buried alive for the brave and Timour invades Syria, A. D. I-4dofaithful
discharge of their duty. As a Mussulman, he seemed to respect the pious
occupation of ...
The eight years of his sole and peaceful reign were usefully employed in
banishing the vices of civil discord, and restoring, on a firmer basis, the fabric of
the Ottoman monarchy. His last care was the choice of two vizirs, Bajazet and
While the transient dynasties of Asia have been continually subverted by a crafty
vizir in the palace, or a victorious general in the camp, the Ottoman succession
has been confirmed by the practice of five centuries, and is now incorporated with
... was reduced to the standard of his personal merit; and, if the sovereign had
wisdom to chuse, he possessed a pure and boundless liberty of choice. The
Ottoman candidates were trained by the virtues of abstinence to those of action;
by the ...
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;
the Ottoman line was covered by a deep entrenchment; and a subordinate army ...
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