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" It came flying through the air, says Joinville,22 like a winged longtailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity of lightning; and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this deadly illumination. "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Side 417
av Edward Gibbon - 1805
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History of Marine Architecture: Including an Enlarged and Progressive View ...

John Charnock - 1801
...stiled by the more early of the French writers.) ' It came flying tlirough die air,' says Joinvaie, « like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of an hogshead, with the report of thtmdcr, and thevelocity of lightening, and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this deadly...
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Universal History Americanised, Or, An Historical View of the World from the ...

David Ramsay - 1819
...report of thunder and the velocity of lightning; and that the darkness of the night was dispelled by its deadly illumination. The use of the Greek, or as it...fire, was continued to the middle of the fourteenth century, when the scientific or casual discovery of gunpowder, effected a revolution in the art of...
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Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, repr ..., Volum 4

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...flying through the air, says Joinville, like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder, and the velocity...fire, was continued to the middle of the fourteenth century ; when the scientific, or casual, compound of nitre, sulphur, and charcoal, effected a new...
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Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - 1832 - 330 sider
..." like a winged dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the speed of lightning, and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this horrible illumination." Not only the bold Demetrius and his pupil Lascaris, but all the crowd whom...
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The Monthly Review

1832
..." like a winged dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the speed of lightning, and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this horrible illumination." ' Not only the bold Demetrius and his pupil Lascaris, but all the crowd whom...
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Waverley Novels, Volumer 45-46

Walter Scott - 1836
..." like a winged dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the speed of lightning, and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this horrible illumination." Not only the bold Demetrius and his pupil Lascaris, but all the crowd whom...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volum 10

1838
...flying through the air, like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with a report of thunder and the velocity of lightning; and...night was dispelled by this deadly illumination.' The ue of Greek fire was continued to the middle of the 14th century, when the more efficient employment...
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Waverley Novels: Vol. 12, Volum 12

Walter Scott - 1847 - 524 sider
..." like a winged dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the speed of lightning, and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this horrible illumination." Not only the bold Demetrius and his pupil Lascaris, but all the crowd whom...
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The History of Mohammedanism, and Its Sects

William Cooke Taylor - 1851 - 302 sider
...like a winged, long-tailed dragon about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and velocity of lightning ; and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this deadly illumination.' Some very learned authors are of opinion, that allusion is made to this composition in the legend which...
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Waverly Novels: Highland widow. Two drovers, etc

Walter Scott - 1851
..." like a winged dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the speed of lightning, and the darkness of the night was dispelled by this horrible illumination." Not only the bold Demetrius and his pupil Lascaris, but all the crowd whom...
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