louis vuitton outlet General Moyses (occasionally Smith calls himMoses) took him in his arms and embraced him with much respect, andgave him a fair horse, richly furnished, a scimeter, and a belt worththree hundred ducats. And his colonel advanced him to the positionof sergeant-major of his regiment. If any detail was wanting toround out and reward this knightly performance in strict accord withthe old romances, it was supplied by the subsequent handsome conductof Prince Sigismund.When the Christians had mounted their guns and made a couple ofbreaches in the walls of Regall, General Moyses ordered an attack onedark night by the light that proceeded from the murdering musketsand peace-making cannon. The enemy were thus awaited, whilst theirslothful governor lay in a castle on top of a high mountain, and likea valiant prince asketh what's the matter, when horrour and deathstood amazed at each other, to see who should prevail to make himvictorious. These descriptions show that Smith could handle the penas well as the battleaxe, and distinguish him from the more vulgarfighters of his time. The assault succeeded, but at great cost oflife. nike shox 2012 The Turks sent a flag of truce and desired a composition,but the earl, remembering the death of his father, continued tobatter the town and when he took it put all the men in arms to thesword, and then set their heads upon stakes along the walls, theTurks having ornamented the walls with Christian heads when theycaptured the fortress. Although the town afforded much pillage, theloss of so many troops so mixed the sour with the sweet that GeneralMoyses could only allay his grief by sacking three other towns,Veratis, Solmos, and Kapronka. Taking from these a couple ofthousand prisoners, mostly women and children, Earl Moyses marchednorth to Weisenberg (Alba Julia), and camped near the palace ofPrince Sigismund.When Sigismund Battori came out to view his army he was madeacquainted with the signal services of Smith at Olumpagh, Stowell-Weisenberg, and Regall, and rewarded him by conferring upon him,according to the law of--arms, a shield of arms with three Turks'heads. This was granted by a letter-patent, in Latin, which isdated at Lipswick, in Misenland, December 9, 1603 It recites thatSmith was taken captive by the Turks in Wallachia November 18, 1602;that he escaped and rejoined his fellow-soldiers. nike air max 2012 This patent,therefore, was not given at Alba Julia, nor until Prince Sigismundhad finally left his country, and when the Emperor was, in fact, thePrince of Transylvania. Sigismund styles himself, by the grace ofGod, Duke of Transylvania, etc. Appended to this patent, aspublished in Smith's True Travels, is a certificate by WilliamSegar, knight of the garter and principal king of arms of England,that he had seen this patent and had recorded a copy of it in theoffice of the Herald of Armes. This certificate is dated August 19,1625, the year after the publication of the General Historie.Smith says that Prince Sigismund also gave him his picture in gold,and granted him an annual pension of three hundred ducats. Thispromise of a pension was perhaps the most unsubstantial portion ofhis reward, for Sigismund himself became a pensioner shortly afterthe events last narrated.The last mention of Sigismund by Smith is after his escape fromcaptivity in Tartaria, when this mirror of virtues had abdicated.Smith visited him at Lipswicke in Misenland, and the Prince gavehim his Passe, intimating the service he had done, and the honors hehad received, with fifteen hundred ducats of gold to repair hislosses. The Passe was doubtless the Patent before introduced,and we hear no word of the annual pension. louis vuitton online Affairs in Transylvania did not mend even after the capture ofRegall, and of the three Turks' heads, and the destruction of so manyvillages. This fruitful and strong country was the prey of faction,and became little better than a desert under the ravages of thecontending armies. The Emperor Rudolph at last determined to conquerthe country for himself, and sent Busca again with a large army.Sigismund finding himself poorly supported, treated again with theEmperor and agreed to retire to Silicia on a pension. But the EarlMoyses, seeing no prospect of regaining his patrimony, anddetermining not to be under subjection to the Germans, led his troopsagainst Busca, was defeated, and fled to join the Turks. Upon thisdesertion the Prince delivered up all he had to Busca and retired toPrague. Smith himself continued with the imperial party, in theregiment of Earl Meldritch. About this time the Sultan sent oneJeremy to be vaivode of Wallachia, whose tyranny caused the people torise against him, and he fled into Moldavia. Busca proclaimed LordRodoll vaivode in his stead. But Jeremy assembled an army of fortythousand Turks, Tartars, and Moldavians, and retired into Wallachia. cheap nike shox Smith took active part in Rodoll's campaign to recover Wallachia, andnarrates the savage war that ensued. When the armies were encampednear each other at Raza and Argish, Rodoll cut off the heads ofparties he captured going to the Turkish camp, and threw them intothe enemy's trenches. Jeremy retorted by skinning alive theChristian parties he captured, hung their skins upon poles, and theircarcasses and heads on stakes by them. In the first battle Rodollwas successful and established himself in Wallachia, but Jeremyrallied and began ravaging the country. Earl Meldritch was sentagainst him, but the Turks' force was much superior, and theChristians were caught in a trap. In order to reach Rodoll, who wasat Rottenton, Meldritch with his small army was obliged to cut hisway through the solid body of the enemy. A device of Smith'sassisted him. He covered two or three hundred trunks--probably smallbranches of trees--with wild-fire. These fixed upon the heads oflances and set on fire when the troops charged in the night, soterrified the horses of the Turks that they fled in dismay.
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