Travels in European Turkey, in 1850: through Bosnia, Servia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Thrace, Albania, and Epirus; with a visit to Greece and the Ionian Isles ...

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Colburn & Co., 1851
 

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Стр. 448 - Austria revelled in all the pomp and pride of sacerdotal majesty; wherever they appeared, they were almost worshipped by these simple mountaineers. Innumerable crucifixes lined the sides of the highway; blessed Madonnas and relics of saints exercised their miraculous powers in nearly all the churches; stations with their richly decorated temples were seen rising on certain holy mountains, which some sainted hermit, legend, or miracle, had consecrated, and to which thousands and tens of thousands...
Стр. 438 - If a brave united people, like the Hungarians, have been able to contend with the most powerful and best appointed armies that Europe had seen since the days of Napoleon, in defence of their constitutional privileges, now that they have succeeded in gaining to their cause their former enemies the Slavonians, the next struggle may be attended with serious results; and how numberless are their wrongs — an outraged people — a dismembered country — a second Poland — their chiefs massacred, or...
Стр. 448 - Goetz, prior of the Stift Schotten, in Vienna, a very worthy man, as liberal in his religious sentiments as he was intellectual and devoted to his sacred calling. This circumstance afforded me an opportunity of judging of the state of religious feeling among the inhabitants of these provinces, formerly so remarkable for their attachment to the House of Austria, and to the old creed. ' The change was most remarkable; fifteen years had only passed away since I travelled over these provinces, and in...
Стр. 438 - ... of their constitutional privileges, now that they have succeeded in gaining to their cause their former enemies the Slavonians, the next struggle may be attended with serious results; and how numberless are their wrongs — an outraged people — a dismembered country — a second Poland — their chiefs massacred, or wandering in penury and exile in the land of the stranger. As might be expected, now that a reaction has taken place in the popular feeling, in every town, village, or hamlet, throughout...
Стр. 448 - ZeJl, in Styria. At that period, the Roman Catholic clergy of Austria, revelled in all the pomp and pride of sacerdotal majesty; wherever they appeared, they were almost worshipped by these simple mountaineers. Innumerable crucifixes lined the sides of the highway; blessed Madonnas and relics of saints exercised their miraculous powers in nearly all the churches; stations with their richly decorated temples were seen rising on certain holy mountains, which some sainted hermit, legend, or miracle,...
Стр. 439 - The inhabitants of Western Europe, with all their cares and worldly occupations, can form no idea of the excitement of this people, who, infuriated by recent disasters, have directed their every thought and energy to the means of again wresting their country from the grasp of the German stranger. The fair sex even outvie the men in their enthusiasm, and truly we cannot but admire the patience of the poor Austrian soldier, who has to endure scoff and taunt from lips as beautiful as ever smiled on...
Стр. 102 - Poor fellow! I fear he was engaged in a hazardous enterprize, which would probably end in the loss of his life, or at least the remnant of the lands bequeathed to him by his forefathers. On parting, he presented me with a beautiful poniard, the handle glittering with silver and precious stones ; and in return, I gave him the last pair of pistols but one out of half a dozen I had brought with me from England, to serve as presents on similar occasions.
Стр. 461 - DESPOTISM. differing from them in race, and nearly so in creed, cannot much longer maintain their position. * Democrats in the strictest sense of the word, a commonwealth of interests would best agree with the ideas of government entertained by the various nationalities inhabiting European Turkey; besides, the mountainous character of the country offers peculiar facilities for the formation of separate independent communities. It must also not be forgotten, that such a form of administration would...
Стр. 438 - ... guardian angel, who is to deliver them from the thraldom of Austrian bureaucracy, martial law, multiplied taxes, and all the harassing chicanery of a host of needy German placemen, lording it over them in the harsh tones of a language with which they are unacquainted. ' Even the Ban, Jellachich, otherwise a most estimable man in private life, so recently the hero of the Croatians, is now denounced by his own countrymen as a traitor; and Rajachich, the martial patriarch of the Voiavodina of the...
Стр. 439 - ... articles of their dress, to manifest at the same time their patriotism and contempt for the rule of the German, and all are decorated with bracelets and necklaces made from the coins issued during the government of Louis Kossuth. Again, not one of these patriots, whether male or female, will now utter a word of German, although we found that language universally spoken during our visit to Hungary in 1847, not only by the higher classes but by nearly every merchant and shopkeeper, and in all the...

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