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by Dr. John Thomas
I argued, therefore, from the analogy before us, that it would be 396 years 131 days after the capture, to the time when the Sultan would be about to lose his supremacy at the hand of Russia, who was then fully occupied in the Hungarian war.
This time would terminate Sept.
I made this statement in my lectures in various parts of England and Scotland, when all the country was expressing its sympathy for the Hungarians, and the news of their victories abundant.
My calculation was too late by ten days.
All relations were broken off between Russia and Turkey on Sept.
19th instead of the 29th.
This event was a recommencement of sorrows for the Sublime Porte.
The following events will give the reader some idea of the manner in which the sixth vial has been pouring out "on the great river Euphrates".
In 1820, the Greeks rebelled against the Sultan and after several years of war succeeded, by the aid of the western powers, in establishing the kingdom of Greece.
In 1826, the Janissaries revolted, and thousands of them were massacred by order of the Sultan.
In 1827, Turkey lost 100 ships in the battle of Navarino.
In 1828, war with Russia, and a general revolt throughout Albania.
From 1821 to 1831, ravages of cholera and plague, and depopulation of the eastern provinces.
From 1829 to 1848, the Algerine war by which Algeria was annexed to France.
In 1839, Egypt and Syria wrested from the Porte by Mehemet Ali.
War between Egypt and Turkey, in which the Turkish fleet revolts to Egypt.
In 1844, massacres by the Turks in Syria; and exterminating war between the Maronites and Druses there.
And in 1848, Russia moved her forces south, and took up her position in the Turkish Principalities of the Danube, to be in readiness to avail herself of subsequent events.
All these disasters so weakened the Porte that the dominion of the Sultan could not be preserved for a month, but for the jealousies of England and France against Russia, which only awaits the opportunity of re-planting the Greek cross on the dome of St.
Ten years after the commencement of the sixth vial, its second series of plagues began to affect the political constitution of the Beast.
By the judgment of the sixth, a ninth horn was brought out upon the Greco-Roman dragon, which at present wears a crown.