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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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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes ..., Volum 6

Edward Gibbon - 1855
...styled by the more early of the French writers. It came flying through the air, says Joinville,ai! like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness...illumination. The use of the Greek, or, as it might now be willed, of the Saracen fire, was continued to the middle of the fourteenth century,23 when the scientific...
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Tales of my landlord. Fourth and last series: Count Robert of Paris

Walter Scott - 1855
..." 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 Waverley Novels: Count Robert of Paris. Castle Dangerous. My Aunt ...

Walter Scott - 1855
..." 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 \rhom...
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The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and ...

James Samuelson, Henry Lawson - 1864
...early of the French writers. It came flying through the air, says Joinville (History of St. Louis), like a winged long-tailed dragon, about the thickness...deadly illumination. The use of the Greek, or, as it may be called, the Saracen fire was continued to the middle of the fourteenth century, when the scientific...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volum 61

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1864
...early of the French writers. It came flying through the air, says Joinvillc, (History of St. Louit,) like a winged longtailed dragon, about the thickness...deadly illumination. The use of the Greek, or, as it may be called, the Saracen fire was continued to the middle of the fourteenth century, when the scientific...
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Chemical Technology; Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to ..., Volum 1,Utgave 4

Edmund Ronalds, Thomas Richardson - 1865
...: " It came flying through the air like a wing-tailed dragon, about the thickness of an hog's head, with the report of thunder and the velocity of lightning; and the darkness of the air was dispelled by this deadly illumination." With regard to the modern " Greek fire'' used at the...
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The English Cyclopaedia

1867
...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 ;...dispelled by this deadly illumination." The use of Greek fire was continued to the middle of the 1 4th century, when the more efficient employment of...
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Arts and Sciences: Or, Fourth Division of "The English Encyclopedia", Volum 5

Charles Knight - 1867
...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 ;...dispelled by this deadly illumination." The use of Greek fire was continued to the middle of the 14th century, when the more efficient employment of gunpowder...
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The world of wonders: a record of things wonderful in nature, science and ...

World - 1868
...Joinville says, "came flying through the air like a winged, longtailed dragon, about the thickness of a hogshead, with the report of thunder and the velocity...night was dispelled by this deadly illumination." It is generally considered, however, that "the fire" was composed of naphtha, mingled in certain proportions,...
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History and revelation, the correspondence of the predictions of ..., Volum 1

James H. Braund - 1870
...It came flying through the air, about the thickness of a hogshead, like a winged longtailed dragon, with the report of thunder and the velocity of lightning...night was dispelled by this deadly illumination." Before proceeding to verify the foregoing by historical record, it may be observed, in conclusion of...
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