A History of the Life of Richard Cœur-de-Lion, King of England, Հատոր 3

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Էջ 25 - ... were brought as near as possible, to cast masses of stone and darts with the greatest possible effect. As soon as the Saracens beheld the Christian army in motion, showers of arrows and javelins were poured forth from the battlements, and when the towers and the instruments for the sap came nearer, immense pieces of rock, beams of wood, balls of flame, and torrents of the unextinguishable Greek fire, were cast down upon the heads of the crusaders. Still, however, they rushed on, undaunted and...
Էջ 28 - Cross we are not told, but at that moment it was seen floating over the walls of Jerusalem, and with loud shouts the whole crusading army pressed forward to assail the city with furious energy. An instant after the gate of St. Stephen gave way, and Tancred and the two Roberts rushed in, followed by the troops of Normandy, Flanders, and Otranto. By this time a breach had been effected in another part of the wall ; and there, too, the German soldiers were entering in crowds, while numbers of the most...
Էջ 37 - The princes conducted him in religious and stately order to the church which covered the tomb of Christ; but he refused to wear a diadem in a city where his Saviour had worn a crown of thorns, and said he was contented with the title of Defender of the Holy Sepulchre.
Էջ 25 - ... with the greatest possible effect. As soon as the Saracens beheld the Christian army in motion, showers of arrows and javelins were poured forth from the battlements; and when the towers and the instruments for the sap came nearer, immense pieces of rock, beams of wood, balls of flame, and torrents of Greek fire, were cast down upon the heads of the crusaders. Still, however, they rushed on undaunted and unchecked ; the knights of the highest reputation occupying the upper stories of the towers,...
Էջ 414 - Jerusalem from the hills by which it was surrounded. Joy and satisfaction took possession of the Mussulmans, and shouts of gratulation rent the sky as they beheld the city not less holy in their eyes than in the eyes of the Christians. At the same time, from the walls of Jerusalem might be seen the innumerable standards of the Mussulman host, yellow, white, and brown, their floating garments, their glittering arms, and their light Arabian chargers, amidst clouds of dust, which, to use the expression...
Էջ 22 - Provenjal leader, finding that the deep valley between him and the walls must prove a continual obstacle to his operations, removed with a part of his troops to the rise of Mount Sion, notwithstanding the strenuous opposition of the other leaders, who were greatly offended by this proceeding, and refused to give him any assistance in defending his new camp. He contrived, nevertheless, to seduce a number of the soldiery from the quarters of his neighbors ; and thus the dissensions, as well as the...
Էջ 22 - On three sides the place was defended by deep valleys ; the Valley of Josaphat on the east, that of Ennom on the south, and a lateral branch of the same valley on the west : on the north the approach was open. A narrow valley also divided the old town into two parts, the largest of which was Mount Moria, a great portion of Sion being, as we said, left out. The camp of the crusaders, as at first marked out, extended from the north-eastern angle to the most western gate of the city ; Godfrey himself...
Էջ 29 - ... and the two Roberts rushed in, followed by the troops of Normandy, Flanders, and Otranto. By this time a breach had been effected in another part of the wall ; and there, too, the German soldiers were entering in crowds, while numbers of the most resolute and gallant soldiers in the army poured down from the tower, to support Godfrey and his companions in possession of the wall. The news soon reached the Count of Toulouse on the other side of the city that his companions were within the gates...
Էջ 24 - ... deep, and the valley rugged, and, not long before the assault took place, Godfrey formed the sudden determination of moving the immense tower, and all the other large engines which he had constructed, as well as his camp itself, to a spot between the gate of St. Stephen and the valley of Josaphat, nearly a mile from his former position. ' The ground there was 'more even, and the Saracens, not expecting attack upon that side, had made no addition to the defences, so that a fairer prospect of success...
Էջ 37 - He showed himself so superior and excellent in royal majesty, that if it had been possible to bring all the kings of the earth around him, he would have been judged by all, the first in chivalrous qualities, in beauty of face and body, and noble regularity of life.

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