"This decline of Italy and the provinces did not stop.
But it was uncommon powerful in the provinces, and Enver and Talaat daren't meddle with it.
In the Eastern provinces, and before that in Bohemia, he had learned the art of quartering himself upon the enemy.
Under Vespasian and Titus, Pliny, the naturalist, exclaimed: "Large estates have ruined Italy, and are ruining the provinces."
New York refused to send members to the Congress, and in many other provinces the adhesion given to the disaffected movement was but lukewarm.
These considerations might well have made William uneasy; even if all the military means of the United Provinces had been at his absolute disposal.
Each of these, after the death of Theodosius, determined not to be governors merely, but to assume sovereign dominion over their respective provinces.
The provinces of Europe which belonged to the Eastern emperor, were already exhausted; those of Asia were inaccessible; and the strength of Constantinople had resisted his attack.
Nor less considerable are the actions of another pirate who now lives at Jamaica, who on several occasions has performed very surprising things. He was born at Groninghen in the United Provinces.
One went to Heraclius, Emperor of the Romans, who was in Syria at the time; one to the Roman Governor of Egypt, one to the King of Abyssinia and one to each of the provinces of Gassan and Yamam that were also under Roman control.