“The list was a transection of Egyptian society: governors, judges, bankers, merchants, civil servants, policemen, butchers, and fellahin who, indentured to their own government by the Corvée, sent their slaves to the Suez Canal works as substitute laborers.”
“I'm telling you that if Grant should ask him about how wide the Suez Canal is or how deep the Sault Ste.”
“Sir Charles Dilke, the undersecretary for war, raised the strategic fear of a Suez Canal blocked by Islamic nationalists.52”
“In 1864, he took £5.7 million from the London bank of Fruhling & Goschen to pay off the Suez Canal indemnity, and in 1865 a further £3.3 million from the Anglo-Egyptian Bank.”
“Ismail and Nubar Pasha devised a scheme to divert millions of pounds into his campaigns for independence from the Ottoman sultan and the Suez Canal Company.”
“Now if there's any Go Ahead boy who can tell what the Suez Canal connects, it will be my turn to pay for the dinner. '”
“When you ask me if people on this side of the water care about the Suez Canal and the Prince of Wale's Indian progress, I can only answer for myself.”
“I presume him to have been the gentleman who has lately dealt with our Government as to the Suez Canal shares, and who is now well known to the political world as Nubar Pasha.”
“So long as the Egyptian surplus was under the control of the Commission of the Debt, and Baring and the sirdar could guarantee the Suez Canal and the India Route, Salisbury would permit no military operations.”
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