The numbers employed by land and sea against the fortress were estimated at more than one hundred thousand men. ... mortars, and howitzers, from the adjacent isthmus, it was intended to attack every part of the British works at the same instant. ... At length, the day having closed, the two first ships appeared to be in flames, and others were beginning to kindle; and ... and his Lordship having no pressing reasons for renewing the fight against so superior a force, continued his voyageanbsp;...
|Title||:||The History of England from the Earliest Periods|
|Author||:||Paul Rapin de Thoyras|