The poetic history of the Bouillon family

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1914 - 280 pages
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Page 3 - Hennit to the capture of Antioch. Following soon after this, but not by the same author, comes a continuation, entitled the Chanson de Jérusalem, reciting the dénoûment of the Crusade with the renowned victory of the Christians at the battle of Ascalon, written probably near the beginning of the Second Crusade, ie, towards the year 1147. The conspicuous and natural hero of these poems was the military leader of the Crusade, Godfrey of Bouillon, the same who at a later date becomes the central...
Page 118 - Crusade to have aroused popular admiration and to have been singled out from among hie peers for the subject of tradition, legend and poetry. In fact, by common consent, he was regarded as the central figure of the Crusades; and there is no doubt that Caxton...
Page 126 - Roax, which seemed to him too tempting a piece of booty to be left behind, while Godfrey and the other princes marched towards...
Page 126 - As a natural conaequsnce of this state of affaire, a frightful epidemic broke out which reduced their numbers with startling rapidity, and enfeebled and discouraged those who survived.
Page 125 - As soon as he learned of the division of his opponent's array, he planned to attack the scalier body. A terrible slaughter ensued. The Saracens were on the point of gaining a complete victory, when the...
Page 118 - Baldwin, -all а зет to have done ae good service; all seem to have played as important a part and to have distinguished themselves as ¡Tiuoh as Godfrey of Bouillon.
Page 125 - Saracens were on the point of gaining a complete victory, when the main army preceded by Godfrey and fifty knights, who had been too impatient to wait for their slower-moving oonpanions, came to the rescue.
Page 125 - Crusaders continued their journay through an arid and desolate country where they suffered inor edible torturée from hunger, thirst, and heat; and it was not until they arrived in Armenia that relief was obtainad.
Page 3 - Reif fsnberg, 1846) 4« La Chanson du Chevalier au Cygne et de Godefroid de Bouillon.

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