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C HI A P. Lxv. “ upon me,” says Timour, “ they were over“whelmed with joy; and
they alighted from their “horses; and they came and kneeled; and they “kissed my
stirrup. I also came down from my “horse, and took each of them in my arms.
but the splendid commands of five and ten thousand horse, may be rather
expressive of the rank and pension of the chiefs, than of the genuine number of
effective soldiers". In the pillage of Syria, the Moguls had acquired immense
riches; but ...
A long war had impaired the strength, without satiating the animosity, of France
and Englandf; but Philip, Duke of Burgundy, was a vain and magnificent prince;
and he * In the year 1431, Germany raised 40,000 horse, men at arms, against
A veteran Janizary seized his horse's bridle; and he had magnanimity to pardon
and reward the soldier who dared to perceive the terror, and arrest the flight of his
sovereign. A copy of the treaty, the monument of Christian perfidy, had been ...
The bravest adventurers of France and Germany were allured by his fame, and
retained in his service; his standing militia consisted of eight thousand horse and
seven thousand foot; the horses were small, the men were active; but he viewed
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