The Modern Part of an Universal History,: From the Earliest Account of Time

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S. Richardson, T. Osborne, C. Hitch, A. Millar, John Rivington, S. Crowder, P. Davey and B. Law, T. Longman, and C. Ware., 1760 - World history
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Page 157 - ... in his own way, or rather as his fear directed him. This attack would have proved one of the moft defperate that had yet been felt, had not a moft vehement rain intervened, which carried away all the earth which the enemy had reared to ferve them as a rampart againft the artillery of the baftion of Auvergne ; fo that being now quite expofed to their conti- T^Trn nual fire, they fell in fuch great numbers, that the baflia rtptilfrd could no longer make them ftand their ground, but all pre-<' cipitately...
Page 158 - In the moil pathetic terms, yet met with no better reception; but was told, that he and his knights were determined to be buried under the ruins of the city, if their fwords could no longer defend it, and he hoped their example would not permit them to iliew kfs courage on that occafioa.
Page 58 - Florentines, and fufficiently refreshed his own men, he came out of his trenches, and attacked the Saracens, with a full refolution either to conquer or die. A bloody fight enfued, in which he loft a great number of his braveft knights, whilft the inhabitants fought againft them with the utmoir.
Page 159 - Rhoilians made a moft noble defence, rentwtl. confidering their fmall number, and that they had now only the barbican, or falfe bray of the baftion of Spain, left to defend themfelves in, and once more repulfed the enemy ; at which the foltan was fo enraged, that he refolved to overpower them by numbers on the next day ; which was, after a ftout defence, fo effectually done, that they were forced to abandon that outwork, and retire into the city. • In the mean -while the burghers, who had but a...
Page 157 - ... cipitately fled towards their camp. This laft repulfe threw the proud foltan into fuch a fury, that none of his officers dared to come near him ; and the...
Page 153 - ... the baftion of Italy, which gave the Turks an opportunity to mount the breach, and penetrate as far as their intrenchments, where they planted no lefs than 30 of their ftandards on them.
Page 157 - ... of his having now fpent near fix whole months with fuch a numerous army before the place, and having loft fuch myriads of his brave troops with fo little advantage, had made him quite defperate, and they all dreaded the confequences of his refentment.
Page 495 - Moors could afTemble a force capable of looking him in the face, he reduced Aftorgas, Leon, Saldagna, Mantes de Oca, Amaya, Alava, and all the country at the foot of the mountains ; in which expedition his army amafled a prodigious booty.
Page 551 - He began his reformation with them, becaufe he found that feveral of the bifhops were men of ftridt morals, and wanted only to be fupported by authority in correcting their inferiors, and becaufe he faw that this •was acceptable to the people, as the laity, however vicious, have an abhorrence for all excefles among the clergy ; and befides he made no doubt that a thorough reformation in the church would have a great effect upon the morals of the people in general. But while he was thus occupied,...

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