|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts 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.|
CarlyleLetter. 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.|
GladstoneSpeech. May 7, 1877.
|The Lofty Gate of the Royal Tent.|
Mahomet II. It was translated La Porte Sublima by the Italians. See E. S. CreasyHistory 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.|
MontesquieuPersian 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 BuchananLetter. 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.