A Select Collection Of Old Plays Volume 9; In Twelve Volumes

Paperback | May 9, 2012

byIsaac Reed

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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. 1825 Excerpt: ...in Lepanto? He might be thought so, sir, by them that knew him not; But I have found him a poor baffled snake: Sir, I have writ him, and proclaim'd him coward On every post i' th' city. 37 Lepanto This famous battle, between the Turks and the Venetians, was fought in the year 1571. It is supposed to have been one of the most bloody engagements which ever was known. The loss on the part of the Venetians was about 7566; and on that of the Turks, more than double the number. See an account of it in Knolles's History of the Turks, 1631, p. 878. In the Venetian fleet, the celebrated Cervantes served, and had the misfortune to lose his left hand by the shot of a harquebus. This interrogation is omitted in the later impressions. C., Eiron. Who? Alazon. Lepanto; The valour, sir, that you so much renown. Eiron. Lepanto was no man, sir, but the place Made famous by the so much mention'd battle Betwixt the Turks and Christians. Alazon. Cry you mercy! Then the Lepanto that I meant, it seems, Was but Lepanto's name-sake. I can Find that you are well skill'd in history. Eiron. Not a whit: a novice, I. I could perchance Discourse from Adam downward, but what's that To history? All that I know is only Th' original, continuance, height, and alteration Of every commonwealth. I have read nothing But Plutarch, Livy, Tacitus, Suetonius, Appian, Dion, Junius38, Paterculus, With Florus, Justin, Sallust, and some few More of the Latin. For the modern, I Have all without book. Gallo-Belgicus,'9 Philip de Comines, Machiavel, Guicciardine, The Turkish and Egyptian histories, With those of Spain, France, and the Netherlands. For England, Polydore Virgil, Camden, Speed, And a matter of forty more: nothing, Alas! to one that's read in histories. In the Greek I have a smack or so, at Xen...

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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. 1825 Excerpt: ...in Lepanto? He might be thought so, sir, by them that knew him not; But I have found him a poor baffled snake: Sir, I have writ ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217673325

ISBN - 13:9780217673327

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