The History of Helvetia; Containing the Rise and Progress of the Federative Republics, to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century Volume 2

The History of Helvetia; Containing the Rise and Progress of the Federative Republics, to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century Volume 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. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ... left the T yrol open to invasion. Prcceded by the fame of their exploits, and the poison of their principles, the march of the republican forces exhibited one continued scene of triumph. Festivals were every where prepared to celebrate their' arrival. i O 2 The The echoing hills repeated the cry of liberty, while the deluded people persuaded themselves that they were free. Indeed, with such rapidity were they proceeding in the romantic talk of giving liberty to mankind, that it would be difficult to six any probable bounds to their career, had they not been suddenly recalled to the defence of their nawtive land, which seems to have been entirely forgotten amid the splendidnvisions in which they were engaged. ' z Alarmed at the danger to Which their country was exposed, they hastened to her relief with sur the Arlenberg, than the impending storm Was dissipated. The terror of their arms added to the disunion which prevailed among their foes, effected the delivery of Appenzel, without the affistance Satisfied for the present with the laurels which they had acquired, the Victorious band returned once more to their accustomed labors. The booty with disdain every article, which was not useful in domestic economy. Plate, with many other valuables, they had distributed with the liberality of savages, or the wisdom of philosophers, for in this instance, there is little difference, declaring, ' that milk and wine tq/Zedszveetg/Z out of wooden bow/s. But the banners, which they had conquered, were preserved with religious veneration, as a public treafure, which formed at once the pride and the' Ornament of the community. 1407. The Appenzellers had been too long accus-tomed to the licentious tumult of a military life, to' as a minister of the gospel, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819772
  • 9781236819772