Flambeau, who was a friend of Angus, received him in a rococo artistic den behind his office, of which the ornaments were sabres, harquebuses
, Eastern curiosities, flasks of Italian wine, savage cooking-pots, a plumy Persian cat, and a small dusty-looking Roman Catholic priest, who looked particularly out of place.
Indeed, the rapid volleys of conversation on the train in the second "movement" suggest nothing so much as bug-eyed buffa roulades; and Silvestro's frequent lists of foods and place names, and his exhilarating exchange in the finale with a knife sharpener--a vocation almost as obsolete as the harquebuses
he mentions and the 1.
halberds and harquebuses
, when you kill and massacre your enemies and
36) He remarks upon the presence of marranoes or crypto-Jews 'of late banished and driuen out of Spaine & Portugale' in terms of the 'detriment and damage' this poses to Christendom, since these Jews, in addition to bringing 'workemen of all artes, and handicraftes moste excellent', have also passed information on to the Turks: 'diuers inuentions, craftes and engines of warre, as to make artillerie, harquebuses
, gunne pouder, shot, and other munitions'.
What the Tlaxcaltecs recognized from their clash with the Spaniards was that Spanish arms -notably their harquebuses
, falconets, and crossbows- could strike at a greater distance than Indian arms, and do so with enough penetration to disrupt their lines.
The Viceroy and his inner guard, with their harquebuses
and steel armor, now look out for each other only.