A Complete History of Algiers. to Which Is Preficed an Epitome of the General History of Barbary from the Earliest Times (Etc.)

A Complete History of Algiers. to Which Is Preficed an Epitome of the General History of Barbary from the Earliest Times (Etc.)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1731 edition. Excerpt: ...they had, a scw Days before, with a Party of Turks, who were going to re-inforce Tremizan, and were all cut off. It passed in this Manner. These Turks, in Number about zoo, all Fuziliers, were marching cross a Plain, when a certain drab of good Account, named Girtes', an inveterate Enemy to the Turles, intreated the Arabs thereabouts to engage them; offering himself personally to begin the Attack. Finding his Words were of small Effect, he took aCord, and tying it round his Neck, he solemnly swore, never to remove it thence till they had fought with those Tarks. All this not prevailing, (such was their Dread ofthe Fire-Arms) he hasted to the Adoaars, or Villages of Tents, from whence he brought six of the most beautiful Virgins, which mounting on as many Camels, he drove them towards the Tar/cs, crying out as he rode along, V Now shall I see, " amorous Youths, if you have Gallantry enough to deliver from the Hands of yon Tarpaulins these your Damsels, which are the most valuT able Jewels you are posicsied of." When perceiving them now deter. mined for the Onset, he caused a great Drove of unladen Camels, such as were trained up for these Occasions, to be made pass on before them 3 which Creatures ran on with so resistless a Violence, that, to all Appearance, they would not only drive into Disorder a Body of Men but even break thro' a Rampart. Perceiving that the Turks had spent all their Fire upon the Camels, the Araos instantly advanced, and breaking in among them with much Ease, they were all cut in Pieces. This Representation was acted to the Life besore the Count, with fifteen or sixteen Squadrons of Camels, -of yoo each, driving before them twelve Women on twelve Camels, who, after the Show, came riding up where Dan Martin...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771818
  • 9781236771810