The Algerine captive; or, The life and adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill: six years a prisoner among the Algerines. [Three lines from Shakespeare] : Vol. I[-II]. : Published according to act of Congress.
Tyler, Royall, 1757-1826., Humphreys, David, 1752-1818, dedicatee.
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CHAP. XIX.

All arm'd in proof, the fierce banditti join
In horrid phalanx, urg'd by hellish rage
To glut their vengeance in the blood of those,
That worship him, who shed his blood for all.

AUTHOR'S Manuscript Poems.
ARGUMENT.

The Dey's Forces.

THERE are but few vessels actually belonging to the Dey's navy. He has many marine officers, who rank in the sea service; but, except on great expeditions, are permitted to command the gallies of private adventurers; and it is these picaroons, that make such dread|ful depredations on commerce. I can give but a slender account of his land forces. Those in established pay are said to amount to about eight thousand foot, and two thousand Moorish horse. To Page  131 these may be added four thousand inhab|itants of the city, who enrol themselves as soldiers, for protection in military tu|mults, receive no pay, but are liable to be called upon to man the fortifications in emergency, insurrection, or invasion. Perhaps there are more of this species in the provinces. The horse are cantoned in the country round the city, and do du|ty by detachments at the palace. Three thousand foot are stationed in the fortifi|cations, and marshalled as the Dey's guards. The residue of the land forces are distributed among the Bashaws to o|verawe the provinces. But the princi|pal reliance, in case of invasion, is the vast bodies of what may be styled mili|tia, which the Bashaws, in case of emer|gency, lead from the interiour country.