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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.
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  [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.
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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.
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  [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.
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  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).
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  [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.
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  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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