This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1720 edition. Excerpt: ... ( 224 ) . - for the Siege of that Place; but so ill had they surnished themselves, so little Concert had they with one another, and so well were the Swedes provided to receive them, that they never thought fit to make the Atttempt, tho' they talk'd of it more than a Year. In the mean time it would 11 a Volume of it self, to give an Account oi the Barbarities, Cruelties, and inhuman Practices of the Muscovite Troops on the poor Inhabitants of the open Country of Pomerania: Nor were the Danes or Saxons either much behind them; tho' upon a People of the same Religion as themselves, and not much Strangers to them in Language, Custom and Nation, in which both those Nations (V/f.J of Danes and Saxons forgot the Humanity, Courtefy, and Civility shewn their People, when, his Swedifo Majesty was actually Master .of their Country, .and might have treated them like conquer'd Enemies; whereas they were used as has been shew'd, with Compassion, with capitulated Measures, with a Christian Modesty, and with a Humanity, which was never return'd by their Enemies. . This whole Year was spent in Preparation for the Siege of Siraelsund; the Artillery was to be brought by Sea from Denmark, -.many a Month they likewise talk'd of its being just at Hand; but it never arriv'd till November, when they found it was too late to pretend to besiege the Place, and so its coming signified little to them. Then they pre-r tended to block it up; but the blocking up a Town by Land is such a Jest, when it lies open, to the Sea, and especially as this City did, which had the Isle of Rugen to supply then* with all Necessaries, that it was a Thing only to be laught at. Many a Month they likewise talk'd of making a Descent upon the said Isle of Rugen, and we wondred indeed...
  • ISBN13: 9781230471938
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00158
Dimensions7.4 x 0.3 x 9.7 inches
Primary CategoryHistory/General

The History of the Wars, of His Late Majesty Charles XII, King of Sweden; From His First Landing in Denmark, to His Return from Turkey to Pomerania

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