A Life of George Washington, in Latin Prose

A Life of George Washington, in Latin Prose

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...turri Londiniensi captivus tenebatur. i Impedimenta, $.: ., " to leave behind all his baggage." What a soldier carries usually in a knapsack, or on his back, is called in Latin, sarcina. 2 Trajicere, fyc, "could neither cross over" (to Gloucester Point) 3 Ob, fyc "By reason of the boisterous state of the weather." 4 Recipere, fyc, "to retreat to their fellow-soldiers." 5 Inducias, "a truce," or cessation of arms; an armistice. 6 Conveniret. "It might be agreed upon;" the verb conveniret is put here impersonally. 1 Legati, $.;., "deputies were sent," &c Undevigesimo9 Octobris die, Christi anno millesimo septingentesimo octogesimo primo, Cornwallis cum exercitu universo, sese in Americanorum Gallorumque ditionem, jure belli, dedidit. Septena, aut amplius, hominum millia, eo die, dedebantur. Praefectis3 militibusque captis sarcinas intactas habere permissum. Quindecim, porrb, nautarum millia, sese quoque dedere cogebantur; omnes, item, naves longae,4 in victorum potestatem devenere. Copiae terrestres5 Congressui, navales, autem, Gallis dabantur. Paucis diebus post deditionem, Henricus Clintonius eques5 Britannus, Novo Eboraco solvit, et cum viginti quinque navibus longis, militibus delectis refertis, in subsidium Cornwallis devenit; at, postquam deditionem factam esse accepit,1 Novum versus Eboracum cursum denub intendit. i Sociorum, $.: ., "represented the allies," i. e., the French and Americans. 2 Undevigesimo, &rc, "on the 19th day of October, 1781," Cornwallis, with his whole command, surrendered prisoners of war 5 which joyous event diffused an universal elevation of spirits throughout the American continent. s Prafectis, fyc, "it was allowed...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620038
  • 9781236620033