Note 044
From Chapter 68 of the Decline & Fall

The perpetual decay and weakness of the Turkish navy may be observed in Ricaut (State of the Ottoman Empire, p. 372 - 378), Thevenot (Voyages, P. i. p. 229 - 242, and Tott (Memoires, tom. iii); the last of whom is always solicitous to amuse and amaze his reader

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