The Life of Ali Pasha, of Tepeleni, Vizier of Epirus, Surnamed Aslan, Or the Lion

T. Tegg and Son, 1837 - 418 pàgines

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Pàgina 320 - He told me to consider him as a father whilst I was in Turkey, and said he looked on me as his son. Indeed, he treated me like a child, sending me almonds and sugared sherbet, fruit and sweetmeats, twenty times a day.
Pàgina 416 - No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it; as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...
Pàgina 329 - Turks, and his general appearance does not indicate more than his actual age, of sixty or sixty-one years, except, perhaps, that his beard is whiter than is customary at this time of life. The neck is short and thick, the figure corpulent and unwieldy ; his stature I had afterwards the means of ascertaining to be about five feet nine inches. The general character and expression of the countenance are unquestionably fine, and the forehead especially is a very striking feature.
Pàgina 328 - I to attempt a description of those of Ali, I should speak of his face as large and full; the forehead remarkably broad ^and open, and traced by many deep furrows; the eye penetrating, yet not expressive of ferocity ; the nose handsome and well formed; the mouth and lower part of the face concealed, except when speaking, by his mustachios and the long beard which flows over his breast. His complexion is somewhat lighter than that usual among the Turks, and his general...
Pàgina 205 - In former days, when the household was vast, and the supply scanty and precarious, the royal purveyors, sallying forth from under the Gothic portcullis, to purchase provision with power and prerogative instead of money, brought home the plunder of an hundred markets, and all that could be seized from a flying and hiding country, and deposited their spoil in an hundred caverns, with each its keeper.
Pàgina 417 - Pronunciation. i8mo., 35. roan 3 6 WRIGHT'S (M.) Greek and English Lexicon, in four parts— Greek-English, Difficult Inflections, EnglishGreek, and Proper Names, containing the interpretation of all the words which occur in Greek Classic Authors, the Septuagint and New Testament.
Pàgina 256 - Greek, in tolerable verse ; i. [See the translation of a speech delivered to the Pargiots, in 1815, by an aged citizen : " I exhort you well to consider, before you yield yourselves up to the English, that the King of England now has in his pay all the kings of Europe — obtaining money for this purpose from his merchants ; whence, should it become advantageous to the merchants to sell you, in order to conciliate Ali, and obtain certain commercial advantages in his harbours, the English will sell...
Pàgina 296 - It is difficult,' said Vaudoncourt, 'not to be convinced or borne away by him when he enters into a conversation for the purpose of furthering some object or view. To resist him, it is necessary to be possessed of a perfect knowledge of his character, and always to hold the picture before one's eyes; and still his dissimulation is so disguised and so profound, that one almost feels self-reproachful for being on one's guard and acting with a salutary distrust.
Pàgina 156 - Phrosini : the vizir laughing aloud, asked him if he were content to live in wedlock with a prostitute ? and on the man's replying in the affirmative, he gave an order for her release. The execution of the rest took place at night ; they were taken in a barge from the church to some distance on the lake, tied up in sacks, and precipitated into the deep : Phrosini and her faithful maid, watching an opportunity, when the guards were inattentive, clasped each other in their arms, and plunged into the...
Pàgina 349 - ... rock was rife with muskets aimed against the unwary traveller or the unprotected merchant ; if he escaped with life, his property was plundered and his person sold into slavery : to such an extent did brigandage prevail that agriculture was neglected, commerce languished, the very arts of civilization began to disappear, and the whole land to present one unvaried scene of poverty and wretchedness. In the other case, I mean that which regards the general state of the Ottoman empire, it .is sufficient...

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