Several voyages to Barbary: Containing an historical and geographical account of the country

O. Payne, 1736 - 302 sider
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Side 58 - No Jesuite ever took in hand To plant a church in barren land; Or ever thought it worth his while A Swede or Russe to reconcile. . For where there is not store of wealth, Souls are not worth the chandge of health.
Side 34 - Coafts ; but having waited eight Days, thro' Want of Provifions, and on hearing our Fleet was intended for a different Quarter, they all difperfed. The other was, That the very Day on which the Fortrefs furrendered, a prodigious Swarm of Moors arrived, by Way of the Mountain, to fuccour the Befieged, and muft infallibly have done us infinite Damages, had not they come fo late. Thefe joined with the Troops of Oran, and came...
Side 24 - Infantry being advanced that Way, to fuccour a Party of their Arab Cavalry, whom a ftrongcr Troop of the Enemies were hotly purfuing, and a Ball, from a long Culverin, leaping along crofs the Plain, he took a Fancy to quit his Rank, and run to flop or kick at it. He did fo, but down he fell roaring. I faw him in the Camp, under a Surgeon's Hands, with half his Right Boot.
Side 130 - Infidels! —The half- famifhed Infantry were forced to hoof it along very tightly, to keep Pace with their Cavalry; which indeed they did pretty well, the Spaniards being a light timbered Sort of Gentry. And we are to note, that fuch Expeditions were commonly undertaken in the Abfence of the Turks Tribute Camp, which always returns home in Autumn; and in fuch Intervals the Spaniards and their Allies were, in a Manner...
Side 42 - Our Fleet arrived at the Port when it was very near Night, and next Morning at Day-break they began to land. In this, and in putting the Army in Order, feveral Hours were employed. The Troops were formed into four Squadrons of two thoufand five hundred Men each, with the Cavalry on the Wings. While this was doing, the Cardinal went into the Church of Al-Marfa. When...
Side 56 - Barba-roffuy with many of the foremoft, had already got over : When hearing the piteous Outcries of thofe whom the Spaniards were flaughtering, his great Soul difdaining to fave his own Life while his brave Friends were in fuch Extremity, he generoufly crofied again the fatal Stream, and gathering up fuch of his People as he could meet with, he led them to an Eminence ; where making a reiblute Stand, " turning 11 their Breads and Faces to the Enemy (fays " Haedo) like Men determined to die brave"...
Side 60 - So would my Moors infallibly have served every mother's son of you," replied Kheir-ed-Din, "had I not given positive orders to the contrary. But to convince you that I am more a gentleman and man of honour than your faithless General, and mind my word somewhat better, I also promised you life and liberty. The first you actually enjoy; and the other you may, likewise, enjoy whensoever you think fit to purchase it, every one according to his abilities. Whereas all the wealth in Africa would not restore...
Side 15 - I have met with, none pronounce worfe the Arabic than the Spaniards ; nor did I ever hear one, who began not very young to learn, who could pronounce it well, or even tolerably : Which is not a little to be wondered at of a People who are fuch old Acquaintance of the Arabs and Moors, and who have in their own Language fuch a Torrent of Gutterals, with fb great a Multitude of Words of mere Arab Origin.
Side 42 - Tremizan about 140 Miles, and lies oppofite to our Cartagena. It was wont to be one of the chief Markets on that whole Coaft, on account of the mighty Concourfe of Ships of Genoueje and Catalan Traders, who reforted thither. Such were its Riches, that it commonly maintained a Fleet of Brigantines, and other fmall Craft, wherewith they made ftrange Ravages and Depredations on the Coaft of Andalujta, 2tc.
Side 8 - Chrtjiians on the Coafts and Iflands within and without the Mediterranean, ever fince the Conqueft of Granada ; for their Maritime Parts were before undifturbed. Befides the Difference in Force and Bulk between thefe Brigantines and the Galeots^ they differ in this } That whereas the Rowers in Gallies and Galeots are generally Slaves, and chained down to the Oar, the Brigantine is rowed by the Corfairs themfclves, who all go very well armed, and handle their Oars or Weapons as Occafion offers.

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