History of the War in Bosnia During the Years 1737-8 and 9

History of the War in Bosnia During the Years 1737-8 and 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...pious duties, offering up various prayers, &c. &c., and in imploring direction of God in the mysterious difficulties with which his divine will had surrounded them. In this state, and thus animated and prepared, they commenced their movement, though slowly, towards the field of battle. The commander-in-chief, when they were within a short distance of the field, stepped forward to the front, and delivered to them a speech suitable to the circumstances in which they were placed; saying to one " Father," to another " Son," to a third, " Brother, --this is a day of vengeance. This day I am as one of you, I am nothing more than a poor humble servant of God. This day is a day in which we are willingly to offer ourselves sacrifices in behalf of our great, illustrious, benevolent, merciful, native lord, the Ottoman emperor, under whose wings we have taken refuge, and in behalf also of our religion." In this way did the commander-in-chief prepare the minds of his orthodox array, for meeting with patience and calmness the fierce battle and contest which was soon to ensue. After having animated and encouraged his troops, he returned to his place, whilst his camp presented a picture of glory and strength, of firmness and union. The mention of Timuz, a Syrian month, which is indisputably July, supports the note already made p. 13, that the 29th of July had been put by error for the 29th of June...' The execrated enemy did not imagine that the Moslem army had crossed the river, till they saw the troops of the faithful coming down upon them from the hills, which caused immediately great commotions and stirrings amongst them, both in the line of their fortification and in their trenches: fifteen thousand more troops came to...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639480
  • 9781236639486