Jennings' Landscape Annual

Jennings' Landscape Annual

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... ensigns of Arragon and Castile were seen floating from its towers and battlements. The Christian army next directed its efforts against the lesser towns and fortresses, which impeded its march towards the Moorish capital. ' Associated with the scenery of the Rio Verde, is the exquisite ballad so admirably adapted by the Bishop of Dromore, applying to the famous Alonzo d'Aguilar and his brave companions in the vicinity of these lonely banks, ever bright and blooming, watered by the fresh green-gemmed river: Gentle river, gentle river, Lo, thy streams are stain'd with gore, Many a brave and noble captain Floats along thy willow'd shore. All beside thy limpid Iaters, All beside thy sands so bright, Moorish chiefs and Christian warriors Joiu-d in fierce and mortal fight. Lords, and dukes, and noble prlnms On thy fatal banks were slain: l-'auil banks that gave to slaughter All the pride and flower of Spain. The most terrible of all the campaigns which Moor or Christian had ever yet witnessed, --soon the closing struggle was about to stamp its character upon ages to come. But first, after such continued series of successes, Ferdinand gave an interval of repose to his veteran troops, preparing for his grand attempt of carrying the war into the heart of the capital itself. Breathing also from their frantic feuds, which exhausted their best energies, the Moors saw the last of their exterior defences, the important towns of Moclin, Velez, Malaga, and Loxa, on the eve of sharing the exterminating fate which had befallen their weaker neighbours. Struck with terror, the elders of the council within the divan, and the emirs, the scheikhs, and faquirs in the presence of the people denounced the conflicts of the rival...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918894
  • 9781236918895