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" The incessant volleys of lances and arrows were accompanied with the smoke, the sound, and the fire, of their musketry and cannon. Their small arms discharged, at the same time, either five, or even ten, balls of lead, of the size of a walnut ; and, according... "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 210
by Edward Gibbon - 1806
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Archaeologia: Or, Miscellaneous Tracts, Relating to Antiquity.., Volume 22

Society of Antiquaries of London - Archaeology - 1829
...in their last defence of Constantinople in 1463. Gibbon, in his spirited detail of that event, says: "Their small arms discharged at the same time either...breast-plates and bodies were transpierced by the same shot." Monstrelet, who concluded his Chronicles in 1467, also speaks of these weapons. Grose, on the authority...
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Second Advent Library, Volume 4

1842
...a foam, again rose and bounded against the opposite hill.' " In the siege, ' the incessant volleys of lances and arrows were accompanied with the SMOKE,...cannon. Their small arms discharged at the same time five or even ten balls of lead of the size of a walnut, and according to the closeness of the ranks,...
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Horę Apocalypticę: Or, A Commentary on the Apocalypse, Critical ..., Volume 1

Edward Bishop Elliott - Bible - 1847
...foundry of the cannon at Adrianople : then, in the progress of the siege itself, describes how " the vollies of lances and arrows were accompanied with the smoke, the sound, and the fire of the musketry and cannon:" how "the long order of Turkish artillery was pointed against the walls ;...
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Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Book of Revelation

Albert Barnes - Bible - 1852 - 506 pages
...Constantinople by the Turks, Mr. Gibbon says of the defence by the Christians (”v. 343), "The incessant volleys of lances and arrows were accompanied with the smoke,...sound, and the fire of their musketry and cannon." " The same destructive secret," he adds, "had been revealed to the Moslems, by whom it was employed...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1855
...virtue ; and the foreign auxiliaries supported the honour of the Western chivalry. The incessant volleys of lances and arrows were accompanied with the smoke,...even, ten, balls of lead, of the size of a walnut 4 and, according to the closeness .of the ranks and the force of the powder, several breastplates and...
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The Revelation of ... Jesus Christ, historically and critically ..., Volume 1

Philip Gell - 1854
...action ; and this is more natural to the serpentine look they have. 'i Charcoal, nitre, and sulphur. ' " Their small arms discharged at the same time, either...even ten, balls of lead, of the size of a walnut." Gibbon, chap. Iviii. ; about the middle. We must imagine them all to be used with carriages or rests....
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The Grand Crisis in Human Affairs: The Lord Soon to Come

Francis H. Berick - Second Advent - 1854 - 383 pages
...were employed in a laborious journey of one hundred and fifty miles."* Again, " The incessant volleys of lances and arrows were accompanied with the smoke, the sound, and the the fire of their musketry and cannon. Their small arms discharged at the same time either five, or...
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Peter Parley's Annual: A Christmas and New Year's Present for Young People..

William Martin - Children's literature - 1856
...sortie and the attack. The incessant volleys of lances and arrows were accompanied with the sword andi the fire of their musketry and cannon. Their small...of lead of the size of a walnut, and, according to circumstances, very frequently the stoutest breastplates were pierced by these missiles, and the Turkish...
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Great Events

Battles - 1862 - 415 pages
...virtue ; and the foreign auxiliaries supported the honor of the Western chivalry. The incessant volleys of lances and arrows were accompanied with the smoke,...of the powder, several breastplates and bodies were trans pierced by the same shot. But the Turkish approaches were soon sunk in trenches, or covered with...
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Great Events: Described by Distinguished Historians, Chroniclers, and Other ...

Francis Lieber - Battles - 1862 - 415 pages
...virtue ; and the foreign auxiliaries supported the honor of the Western chivalry. The incessant volleys of lances and arrows were accompanied with the smoke,...at the same time, either five, or even ten, balls * About sis English miles. of lead, of the size of a walnut ; and, according to the closeness of the...
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