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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Turkey; The Turks
  The unspeakable Turk should be immediately struck out of the question, and the country be left to honest European guidance.
        Carlyle—Letter. To a meeting at St. James Hall, London, 1876. See also his article on Das Niebelungen Lied in Westminster Review. 1831. No. 29. Also his Letter to George Howard, Nov. 24, 1876.
  [Turks] one and all, bag and baggage, shall I hope clear out from the province they have desolated and profaned.
        Gladstone—Speech. May 7, 1877.
The Lofty Gate of the Royal Tent.
        Mahomet II. It was translated “La Porte Sublima” by the Italians. See E. S. Creasy—History of the Ottoman Turks. P. 96, ed. 1877.
  [The Ottoman Empire] whose sick body was not supported by a mild and regular diet, but by a powerful treatment, which continually exhausted it.
        Montesquieu—Persian Letters. I. 19.
  We have on our hands a sick man,—a very sick man. [The sick man of Europe, the Turk.]
        Nicholas I, of Russia. Conversation with Sir George Hamilton Seymour. (1853). See Blue Book. (1854).
  [The Ottoman Empire] has the body of a sick old man, who tried to appear healthy, although his end was near.
        Sir Thomas Roe, Ambassador to Constantinople. See Buchanan—Letter. 375.
  Your Majesty may think me an impatient sick man, and that the Turks are even sicker.
        Voltaire to Catherine II. In the Rundschau. April, 1878.

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