History of Holland, from the Beginning of the Tenth to the End of the Eighteenth Century: By C. M. Davies ...

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J.W. Parker, 1842
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Página 218 - ... hospital steward, an immune; nine privates of the hospital corps, one of whom was immune, and one immune ambulance driver. For the quartering of this detachment, and of such non-immune individuals as should be received for experimentation, hospital tents, properly floored, were provided. These were placed at a distance of about twenty feet from each other, and were numbered 1 to 7 respectively.
Página 579 - Sylla, Sylla, could your father but see that you have allowed yourself to be employed in this business!" — the only expression of anger or impatience which the heroic old man permitted to escape him during the whole of this trying period. The materials being brought him, he began to write with the utmost composure, when Sylla observed to him to be careful what he said, lest it might prevent the delivery of the letter. " What, Sylla," he answered, half smiling, "are you come to dictate to me what...
Página 13 - Vanderwerf, that he should give them food or treat for the surrender of the city, he replied : ' I have made an oath which by the help of God I will keep, that I will never yield to the Spaniard. Bread, as you well know, I have none ; but if death can serve you, slay me, cut my body into morsels and divide it among you.
Página 623 - ... and its colonial posts it had to keep up a considerable armament. Of course the new company was also to trade; and it was given the exclusive right to do so, and to authorize others to do so, along the American coast from Newfoundland to the Straits of Magellan, along the Atlantic shores of Africa from the Tropic of Cancer to the Cape of Good Hope, in the intermediate islands, and in all places from the Cape westward to the eastern end of New Guinea. But its main purpose was to harass and to...
Página 279 - ... flat-bottomed boats for the transport to England of the picked troops, which were designed to be the main instruments in subduing England. Thousands of workmen were employed, night and day, in the construction of these vessels, in the ports of Flanders and Brabant. One hundred of the kind called hendes, built at Antwerp, Bruges, and Ghent, and laden with provision and ammunition, together with sixty flat-bottomed boats, each capable of carrying thirty horses, were brought, by means of canals...
Página 280 - ... twenty thousand empty barrels, and with materials for making pontoons, for stopping up the harbours, and raising forts and entrenchments. The army which these vessels were designed to convey to England amounted to thirty thousand strong, besides a body of four thousand cavalry, stationed at Courtroi, composed chiefly of the ablest veterans of Europe ; invigorated by rest, (the siege of Sluys having been the only enterprise in which they were employed during the last campaign,) and excited by...
Página 259 - Clutha was removed from its place, by the fall of the walls. The thistle shook there its lonely head: the moss whistled to the wind. The fox looked out from the windows, the rank grass of the wall waved round its head. Desolate is the dwelling of Moina, silence is in the house of her fathers.
Página 351 - ... general jubilee, though but 90 out of 250 of their crews were left alive. Arctic Exploration This enterprise had oeen preceded by an expedition undertaken in the last year, towards the north pole, with a view of discovering a shorter and safer passage to China than that round the cape of Good Hope. For this purpose two Vlie-boats (so called from being built expressly for the difficult navigation of the Vlie) were fitted out, one in Holland and the other in Zealand, the admiralty of these provinces...
Página 442 - Ostend had surrendered, after a siege of three years and two months, the garrison being permitted to march out with all the honours of war. On their arrival in the camp near Sluys, they received, before the whole army, the thanks of the prince and states for the eminent services they had rendered STREET SCENE, Low LIFE, AFTER BROUWER (1606-1637) their country. The defence had cost the states the sum of 4,000,000 guilders, and the loss of 50,000 men — an expenditure which, however enormous, was...

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