The History of Charles the Twelfth, King of Sweden

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Andrus & Judd, 1835 - 276 pages
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Page 249 - what has the bomb to do with the letter I am dictating to you? Go on.
Page 101 - I have not done him so much injury as you have done his master ; you have taken from him a kingdom, I have taken from this fellow nothing but a turkey." The King gave the peasant ten ducats with his own hand, and pardoned the soldier for the wit and boldness of his reply ; saying to him, " Remember, friend, that if I have taken a kingdom from Augustus, I have kept nothing to myself.
Page 207 - ... to do this, and was allowed to leap out at the window like the rest. The Swedes being at last masters of the house, again shut and barricaded the windows. They were not in want of arms, a ground room full of muskets and powder having escaped the tumultuary search of the janizaries.
Page 197 - The sultan, enraged, convoked an extraordinary divan, and, what very seldom happens, spoke himself on the occasion. His speech, according to the translation then made of it, was as follows : — " I have scarce known the king of Sweden but by his defeat at Pultowa, and by the prayer he preferred to me, to grant him an asylum in my dominions. I have not, I believe, any need of him ; nor any reason either to love or fear him : notwithstanding, without consulting any other motive than the hospitality...
Page 112 - This man, who never befieged a town which he did not take, nor fought a battle which he did not gain, was at St.
Page 204 - ... outrageous of all affronts. The old men, filled with the most lively indignation, returned home, crying out as they went, " Ah, this head of iron ! since he will perish, let him perish.
Page 207 - ... the cellars : the king taking advantage of their -confusion, and his own men being animated with success, they pursued the Turks from chamber to chamber, killing or wounding those who had not made their escape ; and in a quarter of an hour cleared the house of their enemies.
Page 205 - Sparre; and seeing that all his soldiers were taken prisoners before his eyes, he said, with great composure, to these three officers, " Come let us go and defend the house; we will fight," adds he with a smile, "pro arts et focis.
Page 208 - Swede for you," cried the king, embracing the sentinel, and made him a colonel upon the spot. " Come on, my friends," says he, " take as much powder and ball with you as you can, and let us take possession of the chancery sword in hand.
Page 197 - ... to load him with presents. " I have granted him a considerable guard to conduct him into his own kingdom. He asked a thousand purses to defray some expenses, though I pay all.

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