The Voyage of Sir Henry Middleton to Bantam and the Maluco Islands; Being the Second Voyage Set Forth by the Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading Into the East-Indies

The Voyage of Sir Henry Middleton to Bantam and the Maluco Islands; Being the Second Voyage Set Forth by the Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading Into the East-Indies : From the Edition of 1606

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...plus. Alors ce vaillant capitaine allant a la breche, a la tete de ses gens, et ayant une enseigne a la main, entra dans la place avec sept hommes, apres un long et opiniatre combat. Les Portugais qui s'etaient retires dans la tour firent un si grand feu sur ceux qui entraient dans le fort, et leur jeterent tant de balles d'artifices, dont l'enseigne meme que tenait le capitaine fut toute brulee, que personne n'osait plus s'y hasarder. Enfin ils reprirent si bien courage, et se defendirent si vigoureusement, que le capitaine et les sept hommes qui l'avaient suivi furent aussi obliges de se retirer. En sortant par la breche le capitaine tomba, et se cassa une jambe. Quelques-uns de ses gens ayant couru a lui pour le prendre et l'emporter, il ne voulut pas permettre, et les exhorta vivement a retourner a l'assaut. Mais comme on admirait son courage, et qu'on voulait le sauver presque malgre lui, un homme robuste s'approcha, le mit sur ses epaules, et l'emporta. Dans ce premier assaut, un capitaine d'une des caraques qui avaient in which time of his absence the fort was blown up, whereby his life was saved; but how, or by what means it took fire, it could not be known. The Hollanders and Ternatans seeing the fort blown up, began to gather up their scattered weapons, and made a stand, not daring to enter the ruins of the fort till the Portingals had left it; which was half-anhour after. In which time the Portingal and Tidorcan slaves had sacked the town, setting fire on the factory where the cloves were, which they could not carry with them, leaving nothing of any worth behind them. When the king of Ternate saw the victory on his...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914171
  • 9781236914170