Richard I.: With Engravings

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Harper & brothers, 1903 - 336 páginas
 

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Página 70 - he cried, " a conquered king ! I, a conquered king ! . . . Cursed be the day on which I was born, and cursed of God the children I leave behind me ! " Some priests exhorted the disordered, raving man to retract these curses, but he would not.
Página 39 - ... barbers, courtesans, and parasites, making so much noise, and, in a word, such an intolerable tumultuous jumble of horse and foot, that you imagine the great abyss hath opened, and that hell hath poured forth all its inhabitants.
Página 299 - Cceur de Lion, grieved and mortified, was obliged to submit. A truce was therefore concluded with Saladin for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours, and then the crusaders prepared to return home. Saladin died at Damascus not long after this truce. He was a learned, courteous, humane, and generous warrior. Before he expired...
Página 183 - A satin tunic of rose-color was belted round his waist; his mantle was of striped silver tissue, brocaded with silver half-moons ; his sword, of fine Damascus steel, had a hilt of gold, and a silver-scaled sheath : on his head he wore a scarlet bonnet, brocaded in gold, with figures of animals. He bore a truncheon in his hand. His Spanish steed was led before him, saddled and bitted with gold, and the saddle was inlaid with precious stones : two little golden lions were fixed on it, in the place...
Página 217 - ... of these conditions. These men were to be kept forty days, or, if at the end of that time Saladin had not fulfilled the conditions of the surrender, they were all to be put to death.
Página 99 - Penang, in 1799, the Kongsis uniting, set government at defiance, and were only reduced to subjection by the most vigorous measures. It came to light on the trial of the ringleaders, that they had bound themselves by the most solemn oaths to stand by each other to the last, in an attempt to shake off the British subjection, and render themselves an independent community. According to Major Low, Superintendent of Province Wellesley, the Chinese at the Battu Kawan sugar plantations nearly all belong...
Página 336 - His glory consisted in his reckless and brutal ferocity. He pretended to be the champion and defender of the cause of Christ, but...
Página 301 - ... formed to visit the Holy City. The strong feeling of animosity against the "Christians" had been intensified by the massacre of 1,500 Saracen prisoners; and friends and relatives of these victims of "Christian" cruelty were particularly excited. "They came in a body to Saladin's palace", says Abbott, "and falling on their knees before him, begged and implored him to allow them to take their revenge on the inhuman murderers, now that they had them in their power ; but Saladin would not listen...
Página 325 - Troubadour had finished a stanza, he sang the next one through the bars of his prison window. Blondel recognized the voice, and instantly understood that Richard had been made a prisoner.
Página 228 - Christian" Richard's massacre of the Saracen prisoners Abbott says : "After the men were killed the Christians occupied themselves in cutting open their bodies to find jewels and other articles of value which they pretended that the poor captives had swallowed in order to hide them from their enemies." According to this precedent the Yankee brigands were well within their rights and rather merciful, too, when they only choked ladies for teeth plates of gold and otherwise obtained jewels from helpless...

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