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... cast under four distinct heads the review of their names and characters ; but I
may escape some needless repetition by observing at once that courage and the
exercise of The chiefs of sade . 40 Anna Comnena ( Alexias , l . x . p .
Superior to the private factions of the chiefs , he reserved his enmity for the
enemies of Christ ; and though he gained a kingdom by the attempt , his pure and
disinterested zeal was acknowledged by his rivals . Godfrey of Bouillon " was ...
He presented himself as a guide to three chiefs , who were at the head of seventy
horse . ... head of the first chief ; and my girdle , rich in jewels and wrought with
gold , I bound on the loins of the second ; and the third I clothed in my own coat .
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995