A presage of the ruin of the Turkish Empire: presented to his Majesty on his birth-day
Date: After April 1685 Original Language: English
In most printed editions, including the first 1686 printing, A presage of the ruin of the Turkish Empire is 58 lines long, in 11 stanzas of varying lengths, ending with two lines in Latin. Its focus is on King James II’s role in helping defeat the common Muslim enemy. Waller describes the Muslim Turk as the ‘Common Foe’ of all mankind that is advancing on Europe, against whom…
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“ A presage of the ruin of the Turkish Empire: presented to his Majesty on his birth-day”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_28965>