The history of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, styled afterwards, the Knights of Rhodes, and at present, the Knights of Malta, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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J. Christie, 1818 - History
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Page 336 - ... in spite of all the fire of the besieged, made their way as far as the intrenchments, and planted some ensigns upon them. But they did not keep this first advantage, long. A swarm of English Knights, led on by a Commander of that nation, whose name was John Buck, sallied out, from behind the intrenchments, and, being sustained by Prejan, Grand Prior of St. Giles, and the Commander Christopher Valdner, of the Language of Germany, made so furious a charge, that the Infidels were forced to give...
Page 313 - ... you are constantly perpetrating upon our faithful subjects, and the insults which you offer to our imperial Majesty, compel us to command you instantly to give up to us the island and fortress of Rhodes. If you do so with good grace, we swear, by the God who made Heaven and Earth, by the twenty-six thousand prophets, and the four Musaphi that fell from heaven, and by our great prophet Mahomet, that you may go forth from the island, and that the inhabitants may there remain, without the slightest...
Page 336 - Knights, kills some of them, with his own hand, and, had he been as well followed by his soldiers, Rhodes would have been in great danger. But the artillery of the place, the little pieces, especially, that played upon the breach, and a great number of musketeers, that galled them from behind the intrenchments, made so terrible a fire, that the Infidels, no longer regarding the menaces of Mustapha, abandoned the breach, and dragged him along with them, in their flight. How glorious, soever, this...
Page 321 - I am forced to direct my discourse to wretched slaves, weaker and more fainthearted than women, and who cannot stand the bare shout of their enemies, it is not fitting that such cowards should dishonor our arms, and the characteristics of valor. I would gladly know, if, whether upon landing in this island, you flattered yourselves that the Knights would prove greater cowards than yourselves, and, in a dread of your arms, should bring you their own, and come, in a servile manner, to offer their hands...
Page 362 - ... his Knights preserved it, by neglecting their own preservation, and bravely exposing their lives, without the least reserve. Soliman could not see his troops coming back, in disorder, and in a downright flight, without falling into a passion. He had been almost six months, with two hundred thousand men, before the place, without being able to take it. The vexation he felt, and his apprehensions that the Christian princes might at last unite their forces, in order to oblige him to raise the siege,...
Page 289 - L'Isle Adam, together with the reply made to them by the latter, are truly characteristic and curious. " SULTAN SOLYMAN, by the grace of God, King of Kings, and Sovereign of Sovereigns, mighty Emperor of Byzantium and Trebisond, most puissant King of Persia, Arabia, Syria, and Egypt, supreme Lord of Europe and Asia, Prince of Mecca and Aleppo, and Dominator of the Universal Sea.
Page 368 - ... of Cosquin. Upon this signal, two Turks, who, by their dress, seemed to be considerable officers, came out of the trenches, and advanced towards the gate ; they were met there by the Prior of St. Giles and the Bailiff Martinengo, to whom they delivered only a letter from Soliman to the Grandmaster, without speaking a word. The letter contained a summons to surrender the place, with advantageous offers, provided they should deliver it up, immediately, and threats of putting all to the sword, if...
Page 371 - ... posts, with a strict injunction not to quit them, either day or night, under pain of death. The townsmen obeyed this order, for some days ; but a certain young man, terrified at the danger to which he was exposed, from the enemy's artillery, stealing home in the night, the Grand-master sent to take him, and the council of war condemned him to be hanged, as an example to the rest', and in order to keep up discipline. Though all the fortifications of Rhodes were ruined, and the city was, in a manner,...
Page 289 - Byzantium and Trebizond, Most Mighty King of Persia, Arabia, Syria and Egypt, Supreme Lord of Europe and Asia, Prince of Mecca and Aleppo, Master of Jerusalem, and Ruler of the Universal Sea, — To Philip Villiers De L'Isle Adam, Grandmaster of the Isle of Rhodes, greeting: " I congratulate thee on thy new dignity, and thy arrival in thy dominions.
Page 311 - ... find out the meaning of those fires. The French Knight, pursuant to his orders, put to sea, and, coming pretty near the coast, perceived several Turkish soldiers, disguised like merchants, standing by the side of a fountain. Jaxi asked them the reason of their signals, and inquired, at the same time, for a Turkish merchant of his acquaintance, who had formerly traded at Rhodes. They answered him, that that merchant was not far off ; that he was coming thither ; and that he might see him, if he...

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