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LIBER NONUS        289

imponant, vel hostes audaci aggressu radios rotarum solius hastæ immissione impediant, Hasta rotis immissa impedit gressum.
ne e loco moveantur. Cessatum est ideo ab eo compendio, quo rarior victoria
parta, & frequentior mina fuit accelerata. Sicut enim nullo instrumento bellico celerior,
vehementiorque more fulgurum, ac tonitruorum in bombardis fieri solent impetus,
ita etiam mille dolosis artibus, periculis, & impedimentis, ne effectum habeat, Impedimenta bombardarum.
momentaneo casu intercipi solent. Quæ autem, & qualia sint hæc impedimenta,
custodes bombardarum expertiores haud ignorant: quomodo scilicet fraudes
fieri soleant, sive per hostes, sive per proditores, qui ignivomum spiraculum
clavo mox ante congressum occludere tentant, satis est manifestum: immo inter
bombardarios altrin secus se persequentes similes doli frequentius fiunt, vt nimis onerent, Litis et fraudes bombardariorum.
vel plurimum subtrahant, vel elevent, aut deprimant machinas exonerandas,
præsertim novas, nullius examine probatas, aut reprobatas. Igitur triangularibus,
aut cujusuis formæ bombardis, parum spei tribuendum arbitror, cum inscrutabile
bellatorum ingenium opportuna remedia opponere novit, vt sumptuosusTerror sumptuosus celenter deficiens.
ille terror facilius deficiat, quam feriat in momento. Attamen directoris sagacitas,
locus, & tempus sunt attendenda
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De bombardis petrariis.

CAP. X.

                                        SIMILIBVS tormentis saxa jactantibus, obsessi premuntur,
                                        & plerunque oppugnantur: quia nec noctibus, nec
                                        diebus aliquid quieti relinquitur, quo tantillulum quidQuies nulla permittitur obsessis.
                                        respirantionis consequantur obsessi, immo quod ad immanitatem
                                        tendit, fimum, ac pejora fimo, quæ teterrimum
                                        odorem remittunt, sæpius quam saxa in arces, vel civitates
                                        laciuntur. Ne autem videatur antiquitas similibus caruisse
                                        tormentis, Paulus Diaco. Longobar. histo. lib. V.
                                        cap. VIII. machinam petrariam adducit qua Viri cujusdamMachina petraria.
insignis, & intrepidi ( ob indicibilem constantiam domino proprio inter minantes
mortem exhibitam ) excisum caput ab obsidentibus projectum est in vrbem.


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