The Deluge: An Historical Novel of Poland, Sweden, and Russia. A Sequel to "With Fire and Sword.", Volume 1

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Little, Brown, 1891 - Poland
 

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Page 142 - At sight of this the whole army gave forth a mighty shout; trumpets and drums thundered, and all the flags were unfurled. Wittemberg rode to the front attended by a brilliant staff, and all the regiments passed before him, presenting arms, — the cavalry with drawn rapiers, the cannon with lighted matches. The time was midday ; the weather glorious. The forest breeze brought the odor of resin.
Page 578 - On a sudden Kmita stretched out his hand and cried, " See, see ! you have an experiment." " Jesus ! Mary ! Joseph ! " cried the young brother, at sight of the coming bomb. The bomb fell on the square that moment, and snarling and rushing along began to bound on the pavement, dragging behind a small blue smoke, turned once more, and rolling to the foot of the wall on which they were sitting, fell into a pile of wet sand, which it scattered high to the battlement, and losing its power altogether, remained...
Page 108 - Your Highness," said Zagloba, "they want to go, but I do not. God is my witness that I have not come here to praise myself or to make mention of my services; and if I do mention them, I do so lest some one might suppose that I am afraid. Pan Skshetuski, Volodyovski, and Podbipienta of Myshekishki, are great knights; but Burlai, who fell by my hand (not to speak of other exploits), was also a famous warrior, equal to Burdabut...
Page 535 - The king does not rule, because they will not let him ; the diets do not rule, because the members break them ; there is no army, because the Poles will not pay taxes ; there is no obedience...
Page 579 - It is just as if you had pulled the teeth out of a dog ! It could not kill a fly now." "When he had said this, he kicked the bomb, those present grew numb at...
Page 407 - Then he might collect a body of cut-throats from under a dark star and, frolic with them as a gypsy at a fair, fall upon the Swedes, and ride over their breasts with pure heart and conscience...
Page 145 - ... proposal on behalf of the Roman Catholics, and that he would rather shed the last drop of his blood than consent that any Catholic or Non-Catholic prince should have the power of interposing, in any manner whatsoever, in the appointment of Romish prelates, or to have any influence whatsoever, in the Roman Catholic Church. He has owned, that he commissioned the noblemen and gentlemen, who made the proposal...
Page 535 - ... all have deserted their king ; there. is no love for the country, for they have given it to the Swede, for the promise that he will not prevent them from living in old fashion according to their ancient violence. Where could anything similar be found ? What people in the world would aid an enemy...
Page 9 - She was a comely lady, with flaxen hair, pale complexion, and delicate features. She had the beauty of a white flower. The mourning robes added to her dignity.
Page vi - Greeks ; as described at the end of the Tenth, and in the beginning of the Eleventh...

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