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CLAUDE DELAVAL COBHAM
Exerpta Cypria
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decided that the risk was too great, and that no further sallies should lie made. The enemy-crept up slowly and poshed their trenches to the crest of the counterscarp. They had completed their forts, and on May 19 commenced a cannonade from ten of them, containing iu all seventy-fonr pieces of large calibre, among them being four basilisks of enormous size. The works attacked lay between the Limisso gate and the Arsenal, and five distinct cannon-ades were made, one against the great tower of the Arsenal, npon which they fired with the five guns in the fort on the rock : a second against the curtain of the Arsenal, from a fort mounting eleven grow : a third against the great tower of the Antraci and the two cavaliers above it, from a fort also mounting eleven guns : a fonrth against the great tower of S. Nappa, upon which the}- directed the fonr basilisks. The Limisso gate, which had a high cavalier above, and a ravelin outside, was battered from the counterworks with thirty-three cannon, the general of the host, -Mustafa, being himself present. An honr before dawn they fired a great volley from their arquebuses, anil then began their cannonade. This lasted all day, and people thought they tired two thousand five hundred shots; part fell on the walls, part' in the city, and some passed beyond. The sinne night an Albanian slave came in, and reported that np to that time our artillery liad killed three thousand Turks. On the 20tli, an hour before day, they began as before with a volley and cannonade, but hardly with so great fury: on the 21st the same, and so throughout the day. Onr Stradiots went out near the tower called

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