Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Also a Descriptive Notice of Modern Weapons

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Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, 1869 - 296 pages
Discusses arms and armor from antiquity through the Middle Ages.

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Page 285 - And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal.
Page 29 - Where, Pandarus, are now thy winged shafts? Thy bow, and well-known skill, wherein with thee Can no man here contend? Nor Lycia boasts. Through all her wide-spread plains, a truer aim ; Then raise to Jove thy hands, and with thy shaft Strike down this chief, whoe'er he be, that thus Is making fearful havoc in our host.
Page 24 - In fair white linen these ; in tunics those, Well woven, shining soft with fragrant oils ; These with fair coronets were crowned, while those With golden swords from silver belts were girt. Now whirled they round with nimble...
Page 22 - And all the signs that crown the vault of Heav'n; Pleiads and Hyads, and Orion's might, And Arctos, call'd the Wain, who wheels on high His circling course, and on Orion waits; Sole star that never bathes in th
Page 22 - Appealed, asserting to have paid the whole; While one denied that he had aught received. Both were desirous that before the Judge The issue should be tried; with noisy shouts Their several partisans encouraged each. The heralds stilled the tumult of the crowd; On polished chairs, in solemn circle, sat The reverend Elders; in their hands they held The loud-voiced heralds...
Page 30 - At once the sinew and the notch he drew ; The sinew to his breast, and to the bow The iron head ; then, when the mighty bow Was to a circle strained, sharp rang the horn, And loud the sinew twanged, as toward the crowd With deadly speed the eager arrow sprang — it struck Just where the golden clasps the belt restrained.
Page 22 - Sole star that never bathes in th' ocean wave. : And two fair populous towns were sculptur'd there; In one were marriage, pomp and revelry, And brides, in gay procession, through the streets With blazing torches from their chambers borne, While frequent rose the hymeneal song. : Youths...

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