Full text: Trigault, Nicolas: Regni Chinensis descriptio

APOLOG. PRO NAV. HOL Ioannes Arkulanus, in ipſo cum Sarrace-
nis conflictu, exſpiravit. Nata tunc tem-
poris, veteri Gallorum inſtituto, dignitas
equeſtris, quæ Cochlearis dicebatur, & illis tantum deferebatur, qui navali bello
virtutem ſuam præ cæteris bono publico
probaſſent. Hic Nobilium Hollando-
tum plurimi in equeſtrem illum ordinem
leguntur adlecti, certo argumento, bello
navali hanc gentem tunc valuiſſe. Anno
etiam decimo nono, ſupra milleſimum & centeſimum Harlemo expugnata admira-
bili, & nova belli navalis arte Damiata
in partem gloriæ atque virtutis dicitur
veniſſe. Hoc certein confeſſo eſt: Harle-
menſes, qui una cum legionibus Chriſtia-
norum, ductu Frederici Barbaroſſæ, Im-
peratoris Romani, in Terram ſanctam ad
ſubigendum Peluſium tranſmiſerant, ca-
tenas illas ferreas, quæ circum aquas du-
ctę invictam arcem fecerant, navibus, quę
ſingulari induſtria ſerris ferreis acutiſſi-
mis ſubtus erant adſtructæ, vento admo-
dum impellente, feliciter perrupiſſe atque
penettaſſe. In illa expeditione unus ex ſu-
premis Claſſium præfectis fuit Wilhelmus
ejus nominis primus Hollandiæ Comes. Verba Matthæi Pariſienſis ad ann. cIo-
CCXVII . adſcribihic merentur. Circa dies
istos, inquit, facta eſt motio maxima ex Co-
lonicnſiŭ & Friſonum provinciis virorŭ, &

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