Conversations and Journals in Egypt and Malta, Ed. by M.C.M. Simpson
by Nassau William Senior (9781150657061)

Conversations and Journals in Egypt and Malta, Ed. by M.C.M. Simpson
Nassau William Senior
Release Date: 21 December 2009
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 60
Category: History
ISBN: 9781150657061
ISBN-10: 1150657065

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1882 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: If we had let Mehemet Ali alone he would have founded a perfectly independent dynasty. If the Sultan misemploys the authority which we have given to him, we have a right to remonstrate, perhaps to do more. But between us and Said Pasha there is, in legal language, no privity. Abdallah. -- Well, I agree with Ayrton that things on cannot go as they are. If foreigners do not interfere, his own people will. He will share the fate of his predecessor, and we shall have a much better man in Achmet. The other guests returned to Cairo. I slept at Walne's. Saturday, February 2. -- At breakfast this morning I recurred to our conversation of yesterday, in the latter part of which Walne had not taken much part. Walne. -- I think it probable that Said may not last long, and that the reign of Achmet, who is by far the best of his family, will be an improvement, but it will not be permanent. In a few years all this family will have disappeared. Senior. -- Why so ? They are numerous, and as marriage is not necessary to the legitimacy of children,Evils of Turkish Rule, 13 any one of them, Halim, for instance, may have, like Ahmed Tahir Pasha, 280 children. Walne. -- So had many of the Mamelukes, but their families all died. Nothing foreign seems to prosper in Egypt. Without heing able to justify my expectations, I feel no doubt of the extinction of this dynasty. Senior. -- And what is to follow ? Walne. -- The worst that could happen would be the restoration -of Turkish rule; for that is the worst calamity that can befall a people. The Turks are quite right when they boast that where a Turkish horse has left h...

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