A Complete History of Algiers; To Which Is Prefixed an Epitome of the General History of Barbary from the Earliest Times

A Complete History of Algiers; To Which Is Prefixed an Epitome of the General History of Barbary from the Earliest Times : Interspersed with Many Curious Remarks and Passages, Not Touched on by Any Writer Whatever Volume 1-2

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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: ...was the second Spanijh Fleet that had miscarried before Algiers: But both those Misfortunes were nothing in Comparison to the Damage this fame Don Carlos, Emperor and King of Spain, sustained in if4i, when he attempted this Place in Person. Among Among many other Ships that ran a-ground, several os which were lost, there was one of a very considerable.Burden, full of Soldiers, and Officers, and on board which, by reason of her great Bulk, Strength and Number of Cannon, many Persons of Distinction had removed themselves, for their better Safety, upon the first Appearance of the Tempest. This huge Carrack made a notable Defense against all Attacks and her Equipage might have been all saved had they held out till the Storm abated, when the Gallies returned to pick up what they could of the late lamentable Wreck. But, the Day before that, Heyradin came out in Person, and sent a Flag of Truce to propose their Surrendry of the Ship, &c. promising them Life and Liberty, both which were, otherwise, in apparent Danger. At their Landing, the Moors were for lancing them; which the Turks effectually prevented. When they came before Heyradin, he asked the Chiefs, Whether or no it was just and reasonable for Persons of Rank and Distinction to stand to their Words and Agreements? No Doubt is to be made but they all answered affirmatively. "Well thenj replied Heyradin, "Why did your General break his Word with the Turks, at "-(naming a certain Place somewhere about Tremizan) to whom "he promised Life and Liberty, and, with all their Baggage, free Leave "to go where they pleased, and yet they were all killed?" "By Arabs, "my Lord, replied they, but not by Spaniards" "So would my MoorsT...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902793
  • 9781236902795