If the voice of the United States and Great Britain is silent, will Russia allow these States to exist upon this principle?--Has she not already partitioned Poland--menaced Turkey--divided with the Sultan the sovereignty of Wallachia--infused new energy into the despotic councils of Austria--and finally aided her in an unholy crusade against the liberties of Hungary?
The English Ministers naturally would have nothing to do with the Czar's proposal to partition Turkey.
A treaty, that of Tordesillas, partitions the ocean between Spain and Portugal.
He knew then, as now he knows, "the rich man's scorn, the proud man's contumely"; nay, he felt, as now he sometimes feels, the tooth of hunger gnawing through the principles and firm resolves that partition a life of honor and self-respect from one darkened by conscious loss of rectitude, if not by open shame.
Christian soldiers have for a year past acted as the police of Syria, Christianity's early home, but now held by the most bigoted and cruel of Mussulmans; and it is only the circumstance that they cannot agree upon a division of the spoil that prevents the five great powers of Europe--the representatives of the leading branches of the Christian religion--from partitioning the vast, but feeble Ottoman Empire.
Confronted on the one hand by a republican party of daily increasing power and on the other by an aristocratical one openly allied with sovereigns who were suspected of a desire to partition his dominion among themselves as Poland had been, his one hope lay in warring his way out between the two.
I think, by partitioning off one corner, here, with blankets, we shall get along very well; and then it will be right handy for you in the morning to get the breakfast; you will not have the trouble of coming down stairs."
Was it a pledge to murder every virtuous citizen, to partition the city and Italy, to distribute the provinces among, and to hand them over to be plundered by, their followers?
We had partitioned off a little chapel in one corner of the grotto, which we had left untouched, and nothing could be more magnificent than this chapel lighted up, with its colonnades, portico, and altars.