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" The common impulse drove them onwards to the walls, the most audacious to climb were instantly precipitated ; and not a dart, not a bullet of the Christians, was idly wasted on the accumulated throng. But their strength and ammunition were exhausted in... "
New elegant extracts: a unique selection, moral, instructive and ... - Page 371
by Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 14

1788
...Chrit\ians, was idly wafted on the accumulated throng. But their ftrengtti and ammunition were exhauiled in this laborious defence : the ditch was filled with the bodies of the Яма ; they fupportcd the footileps of thair companions ; and of this devoted vangu.irJ, the de*th...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 12

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1788
...was idly- wafted on the accumulated tiutffi'tp 'yfiut their' ftrength and ammunition were exhaufted in this laborious defence: the ditch Was' filled with the bodies of the flain; they ibpported the footfteps- of their companions.; and of this devoted vanguard, the death...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 12

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806
...impulse drove them onwards to the wall ; the most audacious to climb were instantly prec'pitated ; and not a dart, not a bullet of the Christians, was...ammunition were exhausted in this laborious defence j the ditch was filled with the bodies of the slain ; they supported the footsteps of their companions...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...camp in the blind hope of plunder and martyrdom. The common impulse drove them onwards to the wall: the most audacious to climb' were instantly precipitated; and not a dart, not a bullí-, t , of the Christians, was idly waste.d on the accumulated throng. But their strength and...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1826
...camp in the blind hope of plunder and martyrdom. The common impnlse drove them onwards to the wall : the most audacious to climb were instantly precipitated ; and not a dart nor a bullet, of the Christians, was idly wasted on the accumulating throng. But their strength and...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Rome - 1827
...camp in the blind hope of plunder and martyrdom. The common impulse drove them onwards to the wall : the most audacious to climb were instantly precipitated...wasted on the accumulated throng. But their strength 1 Besides the ten thousand guards, and the sailors and the marines', Ducas numbers in this general...
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The signs of the times, as denoted by fulfilment of historical predictions

Alexander Keith - 1832
...them onwards to the wall : the most audacious to climb were instantly precipitated; and not a dart or a bullet of the Christians was idly wasted on the accumulated throng. But their strength aud ammunition were exhausted in this laborious defence; the ditch was filled with the bodies of the...
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The signs of the times, as denoted by fulfilment of historical predictions

Alexander Keith - 1832
...camp in the blind hope of plunder and martyrdom. The common impulse drove them onwards to the wall ; the most audacious to climb were instantly precipitated ; and not a dart or a bullet of the Christians was idly wasted on the accumulated throng. But their strength and ammunition...
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Lights and Shadows of European History, Volume 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Europe - 1844 - 320 pages
...camp in the blind hope of plunder and martyrdom. The common impulse drove them onwards to the wall ; the most audacious to climb were instantly precipitated ; and not a dart or bullet of the Christians was idly wasted on the accumulating throng. But their strength and ammunition...
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History of the Ottoman Empire: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

William Deans - Turkey - 1854 - 322 pages
...hope of plunder. The common impulse drove them onwards. The strength and ammunition of the Christians were exhausted in this laborious defence ; the ditch was filled with the bodies of the slain ; and the death of this devoted vanguard became more serviceable than the life. The defence was desperate...
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