How to Draw.ca - Learn to how draw. Visit How to Draw.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
  Home Stories Jokes Joke Topics Jokes Riddles Anecdotes Irish Humour Jests Canadian Humour Puns Animal Anecdotes Free Jokes Humour Scenes


Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
Marie Antoinette
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
Dreaming
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
300 Scudi (l62), With The Words, "for The Advocate ..
The Wounded Sailor
Man--shut It Up--shut It Up! Go Home And Read My Book, P
The Princess Charlotte
Seeking For A Ball
Questioning
China-ware
George I




Siege of Cajeta

Anecdotes Home






The City of Cajeta having rebelled against Alphonsus, was
invested by that monarch with a powerful army. Being sorely distressed for
want of provisions, the citizens put forth all their old men, women, and
children, and shut the gates upon them. The king's ministers advised his
majesty not to permit them to pass, but to force them back into the city;
by which means he would speedily become master of it. Alphonsus, however,
had too humane a disposition to hearken to counsel, the policy of which
rested on driving a helpless multitude into the jaws of famine. He suffered
them to pass unmolested; and when afterwards reproached with the delay
which this produced in the siege, he feelingly said, "I had rather be the
preserver of one innocent person, than be the master of a hundred Cajetas."





Next: Provost Drummond

Previous: M. Neckar



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2311





Random Anecdotes

Turner
Heber's Palestine
Gainsborough
Miss Bailly
A Child On Board
Longs And Shorts
M. Neckar
Hume
French Curate
The Gendarmes And The Priest
Dreaming
A Good Example
Clear And Conclusive Evidence Was Drawn Out Of A Yorkshireman
Abernethy
Sir W. Scott
Dramatic Effect
An Archbishop
Louis Xii
Precedence
Provost Drummond
Turenne
Physicians In China
Equality In Danger
Denon And De Foe
The Slave Trade