The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh; Kt. Political, Commercial, and Philosophical Together with His Letters and Poems. the Whole Never Before Collected Together, and Some Never Yet Printed. to Which Is Prefix'd, a New Account of His Volume 1
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. 1751 edition. Excerpt: ...Soldier is faithful and obedient, refolute in Fight, loving to his Country, and loyal to his Prince: Gentes qua fub regibus ftint, pro Deo colunt. Curt. Native Soldiers are of two forts, -viz. They that be in continual Pay, and they that are trained ready to ferve, but do notwithftanding attend their own private Affairs, until they be called: The firft are for all Princes neceflary: In pace decus, in bello pre/idium. Tac. Of this fort no great Number ought to be, as well to efchew Diforder, as alfo to fave Expences. The fecond kind of Foot Soldiers are to be levied in Villages, as People more patient of Pains, and fit for the Wars; yet fo judicioufly difpofed as the Citizens: Gdio prefentium fc? non cupidine mutationis. Tac. Touching the Number of thefe extraordinary Soldiers, that muft be referred to Difcretion: Bellum parare, fimul 5? tsrario parcere. To conclude, I fay thefe Numbers of ordinary and extraordinary Foot, ought to be according to the number of the People, not inferting any Gentlemen; for Service on Horfeback is to them only proper: Alas rufticis non tribuo; in nobilitatem & in di'vites hiec 'a pauperibus onera inclines. Liv. The moft certain Notes whereby to conceive the Difpofition of Men fit to become Soldiers, are thefe five: The Country where they are born, their Age, proportion of Body, their Quality of Mind, and their.Faculty. Touching Firft, The Country, it is a Thing apparently proved, that.mountainous Regions, or barren Places, and Northern Habitations do breed Wits well clifpofed to 'the War: Locorum afperitas hominum quoqite ingenia durat. Curt. Secondly, The Age moft apt for the War, was anciently obferved to be about eighteen Years, and fo the the Romans used: Facilius est ad virtutcm instruere novos milites, ...
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