The History of the Campagnes 1548 and 1549: Being an Exact Account of the Martial Expeditions Perform'd in Those Days by the Scots and French on the One Side, and by the English and Their Foreign Auxiliaries on the Other : Done in French, Under the Title Of, The Scots War, &c

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Printed in the year, 1707 - Scotland - 128 pages
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Page i - HISTORY (the) of the campagnes in 1548 and 1549. Being an exact account of the martial expeditions perform'd in those days by the Scots and French on the one side, and by the English and their foreign auxiliaries on the other. Done in French, under the title of, The Scots war, &c by Monsieur Beague, [sic] a French gentleman.
Page 109 - ... but so very difficult and uneasy, that by reason of the hidden sands that surround the rock, nothing can approach it but one little boat at a time. The island is so exorbitantly uneven, that till one reach the wall of the castle, he cannot have sure footing in any one place; so that [as...
Page 95 - ... as they were, and on horseback ; killed him, cut his body to pieces, and carried the divided parcels on the sharp end of their spears.
Page 71 - Posterity must needs know, that few of his Co-temporaries could come up to his Merit : He was nobly back'd by Men that had been taught to fear no Danger. Our Soldiers had already cry'd Victory, Victory ! a Hundred times, and doubted not but She waited upon their Arms : For of 500 Men that oppos'd our Entry, some in their Shirts, with Swords and Daggers, others with Halberts, and most part without any arms at all, 250 lost their Lives upon the Spot; whilst, hitherto, not one Man had fallen on our...
Page 21 - Foquedemar, and with incredible Celerity Seizing one of them, in spite of Opposition truss'd him upon his Back, and in this Plight brought him to our Camp ; where we observ'd, that the Enrag'd Captive had Bit his Shoulder after so Butcherly a manner that he had almost Died of the Wound.
Page lx - Man might well read in his Face } as he had amply performed his Duty both , before the Battle, and in the Field, foefpecially after the Fight he declar'd himfelf to be of a Stout and-Unbroken Spirit, 29V.
Page 20 - This fellow had observed the fearlessness of the French in bearding the very mouth of the enemy's cannon, which he being willing to imitate, went straight upon a party of the English, who had engaged...
Page 71 - Halberts, and most part without any arms at all, 250 lost their Lives upon the Spot; whilst, hitherto, not one Man had fallen on our side. " Indeed, Fortune till this Minute had been so partial in our Favour, that we could not doubt of Victory ; and nothing, but what happen' d, could have frustrat'd our Hopes.
Page 17 - Country, they had rais'd several Works of Earth, by way of Plat-Forms and Ravelins, where they planted a great many Guns of a middle Size, to Annoy us as we sat down before the Place.
Page 35 - Surprtfe upon him, or that he had not thought of the Matter; he commanded the Remainder of the Army to Sleep in their Armour...

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