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1823 Excerpt: ...4. Moreover it was built upon a roek, that looked
towards the four eorners of the earth, to the North and to the
South, to the East and to the West. 5. And the king of Spain beheld
the hold with an envious eye, ' inasmueh as it was near unto his
kingdom, and had been taken from him by the servants of George, the
king, at unawares. 6. So he brought a strong army against it, even
a very great multitude, and he planted batteries against it, and
essayed to beat down the walls thereof, hut he eould not prevail;
for the hold was very strong, and valiant men defended the plaee,
and shot down the servants of the king from the battlements
thereof. 7. Moreover the servants of the king of Gaul, even a
mighty army eame against the hold, and joined themselves to the
servants of the king of Spain; the bellowing of the destroying
engines, was eaeh as liad not been known in the reign of George,
the king, nonin the reign of his father, Bor his father's father.
8. And the governor, whose sur-name was Elliot, and all the
soldiers in the hold, gat groat honor; the servants of the two
kings, failed to aeeomplish their enterprise, but were east down in
their minds, as thou mayest read in the book -f.Kamanij, the
seribe, and also in the book of the siege, written by an offieer of
the garrison. 9. For the seribe holdeth it not expedient at this
time, to reeord the aets of nations who were "at war with the king
of Britain, save only the people of the Provinees, with whom lie
had sojourned from the days of his youth. 10. Know then, that the
great Sanhedrim, being mindful of their brethren in the Southern
Provinees, appointed lAneoln-to be ehief eaptain, who was to order
the battle against the men of Britain, and to lead forth the people
of the Provinees against them. 11. He...
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