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288        DE BELLIS CAMPESTRIB.

Vasa ferrea 600. librarum plena bombardarum vi eiiciuntur. ac arcibus Suetiæ, & Gothiæ, tantæ magnitudinis, vt vas ligneum barile Romanum
latitudine, ac longitudine superans, serreo globo, ac ferreis crusiis instar
pugilli manus, librarum DC. & amplius repletum pulvere, & igne excitatum, vehementissimo
impetu veluti tempestuosus turbo, vel imber emittitur, vt quodcunque
obstaculum vim eius sufferre non possit: idque nedum in terrestri, sed navali, ac glaciali
Bombardæ mediocres. ( prout infra dicetur ) certamine, quoties opus fuerit, intentantur. Sunt & mediocres,
ac longissimæ bombardæ, ferreos globos evomentes. Præterea petrariæ, quæ
Petrariæ. lapides sublimiori ictu casuros emittunt: eoque formidabilius fit certamen, quo talibus
bombardis ( quæ vastitate, & violentia cæteras præcellunt ) non vno impetu,
atque horribiliori crepitu, sed successivis ictibus in loca quassanda soluuntur: atque
ad earum impulsum pulveres e disiectis parietibus, vel aliis obstaculis, turbineos
Nobilium mulierum expostulatio. videntur excitare fumes. Quo horrore euenire solent, vt illustres, nobilesque matronæ,
vt hostem ab ictu, & sonitu bombardarum avertere valeant, dicunt se prægnantes,
vel in proximo parituras. Sed respondetur, vt partem arcis eligant, ad quam ictus
Responsio militaris. nullus fiat, lege servata, quod cum marito hoste nullam habeant communionem
Verum hoc negant fœminæ, tanquam conditionem impiam, & turpem, omni periculo
Constantia mulierum conjugatarum. acerbiorem. Non enim in periculis modo, sed nec in morte maritum deserere
solent, nec quicquam sibi rucundum, nisi cum illo commune, cujus incolumitatem
cupiunt, etiam sua calamitate depacisci.
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De bombardis triangularibus.

CAP. IX.

Bombardæ triangulares.                                         BOMBARDARVM triangularium apud Sueones,
                                        & Gothos, major alias in earum inventione vsus erat,
                                        quam modo reperitur. Poterat enim hac tripartita machina
                                        immanis hostilitas acie reparata, sæpiusque admota dispergi,
                                        vbi rotarum objecta volubilitate quivis equestrium impetus
Impetus equestris dispergit objectis rotis.                                         condensato agmine accelerans, exigua manu impediretur.
                                        Sed fraude doloque bombardalium magistrorum quandoque evenit,
                                        vt pro ferreis globis stupam, vel chartam bombardis
                                        imponant,


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