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Φιλοσοφίαν δε ου την Στωικήν λέγω, ουδε την Πλατωνικήν ή την Επικου-
W. OLIPHANT AND SON, EDINBURGH: R. JACKSON, GLASGOW;
G. AND R. KING, ABERDEEN; AND J. ROBERTSON, DUBLIN.
ART. I.–Turkey; its History and Progress. From the Journals
and Correspondence of Sir James Porter, fifteen years Ambassador at Constantinople. Continued to the present time, with a Memoir of Sir James Porter, by his Grandson, Sir George Larpent, Bart.,
&c. &c. In Two Volumes. London: Hurst & Blackett. 1854. 2. Histoire de la Turquie. [History of Turkey). Par A. De
Lamartine. Tomes premier et deuxième. Paris : Librairie du
Constitutionnel. 1854. 3. History of the Ottoman Turks. From the beginning of their
Empire to the present time. Chiefly founded on Von Hammer.
THESE works derive no ordinary interest from the grand and singular spectacle now entrancing the attention of mankind,—of England and France combating side by side, against Russia, and on behalf of Turkey. The character of the Turks is a fundamental element in the 'war of giants' now waging in the Baltic, the Pacific, the White, and the Black Seas, and threatening at an early day, or at latest in the coming spring, to extend still further its lines of blood and fire, and spread around our planet its panoramic scenes of romance and horror. · A supreme crisis in the history of the whole world invests with its own importance the study of the history, the characteristics, and the prospects of the Ottomans and their empire. Sir George Larpent has rendered an acceptable and well-timed