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Сторінка 168 - I will tell you that, if your Government has been led to believe that Turkey retains any elements of existence, your Government must have received incorrect information. I repeat to you, that the sick man is dying ; and we can never allow such an event to take us by surprise. We must come to some understanding...
Сторінка 168 - As to Egypt, I quite understand the importance to England of that territory. I can then only say, that if, in the event of a distribution of the Ottoman, succession upon the fall of the empire, you should take possession of Egypt. I shall have no objections to offer. I would say the same thing of Candia : that island might suit you, and I do not know why it should not become an English possession.
Сторінка 165 - But when, in the face of ancient Europe, one is carried by the force of a new principle to the level of the old dynasties, it is not by affecting an ancient descent and endeavoring at any price to enter the family of kings, that one compels recognition.
Сторінка 168 - Bulgaria, there seems to be no reason why this province should not form an independent State. As to Egypt, I quite understand the importance to England of that territory. I can then only say that if, in the event of a distribution of the Ottoman succession upon the fall of the Empire, you should take possession of Egypt, I shall have no objections to offer, I would say the same thing of Candia, that Island might suit you, and I do not know why it should not become an English Possession.
Сторінка 165 - Very soon, in betaking myself to Notre Dame, I shall present the Empress to the people and the army ; the confidence they have in me...
Сторінка 159 - ... to bring to completion. . . . This is what I understand by the Empire, if the Empire is to be reestablished. These are the conquests which I contemplate, and all of you who surround me, who, like myself, wish the good of our common fatherland, you are my soldiers.
Сторінка 169 - As matters have now been arranged, it appears to the Queen, moreover, that we have taken on ourselves in conjunction with France all the risks of a European war without having bound Turkey to any conditions with respect to provoking it. The hundred and twenty fanatical Turks constituting the Divan at Constantinople are left sole judges of the line of policy to be pursued, and made cognisant at the same time of the fact that England and France...
Сторінка 319 - Not having been able to die in the midst of my troops, it only remains for me to place my sword in the hands of your Majesty.
Сторінка 111 - ... been gained, and the prestige of his name in the French army was universal. To prove this, he assured me that the cavalry escort of lancers who accompanied him to Ham made him constant gestures of sympathy on the road. He then said, ' You see the sentry under my window ? I do not know whether he is one of mine or not; if he is he will cross his arms, if not, he will do nothing when I make a sign.
Сторінка 167 - And after the fleets were in the Bosphorus, the Prince Consort wrote : " Louis Napoleon shows by far the greatest statesmanship, which is easier for the individual than the many; he is moderate, but firm ; gives way to us even when his plan is better than ours, and revels in the advantages he derives from the alliance with us.
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