An Universal History: From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, Volume 19

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C. Bathurst, 1760 - History, Ancient
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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 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 283 - ... determined not to admit him into his prefence, till he had diverted himfelf of the adminiftration which he had taken upon, him during the grand matter's imprifonment.
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 157 - Was forced to demblifh two of the churches, to prevent the enemy's feizing on them, and, with their materials, caufed fome new works and entrenchments to be made, to hinder their proceeding farther. THE Turks, however, gained ground...
Page 159 - Rhodians made a moft noble defence, r 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 day or two before...
Page 167 - ... but received him afterwards with all the pomp and marks of efteem due to his merit and dignity. Having given him all the juft praifes that were due to his conduft and bravery, he aflured him, that he would do all that lay in his power to preferve an order in every...
Page 354 - Childebert, king of France, marched with a numerous army into the territories of Amalaric, defeated him in an engagement, and forced him to take refuge on board his fleet.
Page 157 - The grand matter, and his few knights, troops, and citizens, ran in crouds, and in a confufed diforderly manner, to the intrenchments, each fighting 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...
Page 427 - Expedit. to much perplexity, till one of the loids laid his hand upon his fword, and, addrefling himfelf to Wamba, told him, that, in their choice of him, they were guided by no private motives, but aimed folely at the public good ; that his behaviour was of a very different nature, fmce it ftiewed that he preferred his own quiet, and the pleafures of an independent life, to the welfare of his country ; that he, who would not contribute, as far as in him lay, to the prefervation of the ftate, was...

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