On the Field of Glory: An Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski
A historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1906. The novel tells a story of a fictional young impoverished Polish nobleman and his love for a young aristocratic woman. The story is set during the reign of King John III Sobieski up to the eve of the Battle of Vienna.
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Page 196 - And if in her sorrow and abandonment and tears she comes to some extraordinary confidence, so much the better ! so much the better ! so much the better...
Page 43 - Caesar and all German lands are shivering in front of this avalanche, that I learn why God created us and imposed on us this duty. The Turks themselves know this. Other men may tremble, but we will not, as we have not trembled thus far ; so let our blood flow to the very last drop, and let mine be mixed with the rest of it. Amen.
Page 280 - put the Polish people on horseback, and turned their breasts eastward; by that same act He showed them His will and their calling. He knew why He chose us for that position, and put others behind our shoulders ; hence, if we wish to fulfil His command and our mission. with worthiness, we must face that vile sea} and break its waves with our bosoms.
Page 280 - Polish people on horseback and turned their breasts eastward," says the old warrior-chaplain, Father Voynovski, in Sicnkiewicz's novel The Field of Glory. " By that same act He showed them His will and their calling. If we wish to fulfil His command and our mission with worthiness, we must face that vile sea and break its waves with our bosoms.