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TURKEY
[ Also see Countries Europe ]

The unspeakable Turk should be immediately struck out of the question, and the country be left to honest European guidance.
      - Thomas Carlyle,
        in a letter to a meeting at St. James Hall, London, 1876

[Turks] one and all, bag and baggage, shall I hope clear out from
  the province they have desolated and profaned.
      - Rt. Hon. William Ewart Gladstone,
        in a speech

The Lofty Gate of the Royal Tent.
      - Mahomet II, the Great,
        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.
      - Charles de Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat),
        Persian Letters (I, 19)

We have on out hands a sick man,--a very sick man. [The sick man of Europe, the Turk.]
      - Nicholas I,
        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, see Buchanan "Letter", 375

Your Majesty may think me an impatient sick man, and that the Turks are even sicker.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        to Catherine II, see the "Rundschau", Apr., 1878


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