An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time; Compiled from Original Authors and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes Etc. with a General Index to the Whole Volume 12

An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time; Compiled from Original Authors and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes Etc. with a General Index to the Whole Volume 12

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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. 1747 edition. Excerpt: ...not pull them out. This prodigy was no doubt feigned on purpofe to keep him in the camp; but the conful, without paying any regard to fuch omens, ordered the ftandard-bearers to make ufe of fpades and pick-axes, if they could not pull them up with their bandsd. He then marched out at the head of his troops, whofe minds he fo filled with hopes of victory, that the rabble, who followed the army for plunder, carrying with them chains and fhackles to fecure the piifoncrs, were as numerous as the foldiers. t As for Hannibal, who was before the corifular army, Is drawn by tne terrible ravages he committed in the plains of Cor"'b"k t6na' ne Provkec' tne conful more to follow him, and at length drew him infenftbly into an ambufcade. Adjoining to Cortona arc fome pretty high hills, near a great Jake called Thrafymenus, now the lake of Perugia. Between thefe mountains and the lake is a large valley, into which there is but one narrow paflage. Through this defile Hannibal inarched, and encamped hs Spani/h and African infantry in the valley. His light-armed foot he drew up in one long line, and ported them at the foot of the hills, on the left-fide of the valley; and with his horfe he lined the right-fide of it. Flatninius, without fending fcouts before, to difcover the fituation of the enemy, entered the dangerous pafs. As it was late the battle when he came into the valley, he had only time to pitch hit cfthe lake camp before it was dark. Seeing nothing but Hannibaft Thrafime-camp before him, he was under no apprehenfion; but, as foon nus-as the Romans began to march again at break of day, they Year of fonncj themfclves attacked on a fudden in front, in rear, and the flood jn flank and )et byreafon of a thick fog from the lake, Tt+rCh...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901630
  • 9781236901637