Report of the Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the Subscribers to the Oriental Translation Fund, Wit Hthe Report of the Committee, List of the Subscribers, Regulations, &C. &C

Report of the Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the Subscribers to the Oriental Translation Fund, Wit Hthe Report of the Committee, List of the Subscribers, Regulations, &C. &C

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...I said to Amyr Hussyn, " it is not advantageous that we should make a general engagement, I will advance and attack the enemy with my forces, if you will faithfully promise to protect my rear, or if you choose to lead, I will support you; at this time we were more numerous than the enemy, and our troops were therefore presumptuous; but, according to custom, I consulted the Koran, and this verse opened, " when you are proud of your numbers, you shall be defeated, but God will finally give you the victory;" on which I became strong of heart. But Amyr Hussyn would not attend to my request of dividing our armies, saying, " do not let us separate, but let us advance in line, and attack the foe;" I again replied, " it is not to our advantage to fight them thus; let us attack them in the Cossack manner" but he would not listen to my advice. Being without choice, I yielded to his opinion, and he drew out our armies. In a short time, the (Munkelay) skirmishers of the enemy came close to us, and the light troops of both sides charged each other; after which, the advanced lines came to blows, and some squadrons under command of Zinde Khushm, made a furious attack on Amyr Hussyn's right, which fell into disorder, but several of his chiefs kept their ground; Alyas Khuaje then sent a division under charge of Amyr Shumsaddyn, to repeat the attack; this leader approached very near to Hussyn; I, seeing that we were likely to be defeated, made a desperate charge with seventeen squadrons on Shumsaddyn; upon this, fearing to oppose me, he drew in his reins, and turned his face to flight. Having thus routed him, I made a charge on the (Kul) centre of Alyas Khuaje, and having worsted them, I sent a message by Taban Behader, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904311
  • 9781236904317