A Journey Through The Austrian Netherlands; Containing The Modern History And Description Of All…

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byJohn Macky

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1732. Excerpt: ... Town, and fends their Deputies to the States of Flanders. I am now going by Water, down a cut Canal, in a Treck-Schuyt, drawn by Horses, in my Way to Bruges, from whence you shall hear from me. Bruges, Io April. 1724. Sir, N descending the Canal from Tpres to Newport, I pass'd by the little Town ofDixmujrde, lo famous for its Butter, but more for its Strength, the Importance of its Situation, and for sustaining several Sieges. It was taken by the Englijh in 1692, but retaken the fame Year by the French. It afterwards fell to the Spaniards, and was yielded to. the Emperor by the Treaty of In three Hours more I arriv'd at Newport, a small, but very strong Town, for by their Sluices they can lay ajj the Country round pnder water, ft ii also a Sea-port with a very indifferent Harbour, because no. Ship can enter but with High-water j there is ony one Parish Church in this Town, but abundance of Convents, amongst which, on,e of Enlijh Carthusians, who being drove from the Charter-House at London, in the Reign of Henry VIII. retired hither and built this Monastery, where they shew'd me their original Charter from Henry V. of England in the Year 1415, for settling them at Sheen in Surry, now Richmond. I s A w there the famous Father Howe% Preacher to James II. and the Prior is one Father Hunter, a Cumberland Gentleman. They have each a Cell and a littleOarden, never fee any other but at Church, and eat nothing but Fish. In 1488, the Inhabitants accjuir'd great Honour by repulsing the French in three Assaults, when they besieged it with 18000 Men. The cDwtcb, under Prince Maurice, invested this Town A. 2). iSco, and Archduke-Albert coming to relieve it, a Battle ensued, which was won by the Dutch, who were chiefly oblig'd to the Bravery-of she English, under the C...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1732. Excerpt: ... Town, and fends their Deputies to the States of Flanders. I am now going by Water, down a cut Canal, in a Treck-Schuyt, drawn ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217663486

ISBN - 13:9780217663489

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