The chronicle ... concerning the conquest of Constantinople, by the French and Venetians, anno M.CCIV. Tr. by T. Smith

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Page 54 - that it contains nothing but truth, bear witness that so glorious a sight had never been beheld before. Far as our sight could extend, the sea was covered with the sails of ship and galley; our hearts were lifted up with joy, and we thought our armament might undertake the conquest of the
Page 57 - believe their senses; nor was there any man, however bold, whose heart did not tremble within him. This was no marvel, for never since the creation of the world, had such an enterprize been attempted by such a handful of men.
Page 15 - and the duke and the people waved their hands and cried aloud with one voice, " We consent/' " We consent." The acclamations and tumult were so great, that it seemed that the earth shook ; and when that great and heart-moving cry, which exceeded all human
Page 68 - each one pushed on with all his might to the shore. The knights started up from the palanders, and armed as they were, helm laced and lance in hand, leaped baldrick deep, into the sea. The good archers, the good Serjeants, and the good
Page 68 - hand, leaped baldrick deep, into the sea. The good archers, the good Serjeants, and the good arbalestriers followed, each company forming on the spot where their vessels touched the ground. The Greeks
Page 11 - Sir, we are come to thee from the most potent barons of France, who have put on the sign of the cross, to avenge the wrongs of Jesus Christ,' and to recover Jerusalem, if such be
Page 29 - Ha ! what a curse it was, that so many sought other ports, and came not to join the army, for then had Christendom been exalted, and the land of the Infidels
Page 13 - la roche de Marseille, et fut ouverte la porte de la nef pour faire entrer nos chevaux,
Page x - Et ab Ludher nul plaid nunquam prindrai qui meon vol cist meon fradrc

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