THE Defeat of Count Teckely, and the Bassa of Great Warradin near Presburgh, was but the beginning of their Sorrows; about 12 days after the said Fight, he joyn’d another Body of Hungarians and Tartars, and Passing the River Mark, entred Moravia, Burnt and Ravag’d 16 or 18 Villages, in a most Barbarous manner, and Summon’d the whole Province to pay him Contribution.
The Duke of Lorrain Detach’d 500 Polanders, and 800 German Horse, with 200 Dragoons, to advance and put a stop to them, till the rest of the Army could be got together. This small Detachment met the Malecontents, at a River near Ancren, in Moravia; and being surrounded by them, were oblig’d to Charge their whole; Whether it was the extraordinary Bravery of the Imperialists, or which is more likely, the Hungarians intimidated and dispirited by the foulness of their Cause, and the hand of Heaven, we cannot be certain; but this small Party of 1500 Men, routed their whole Army, Kill’d 500 Men, Took 2000 Prisoners, 12 of their Standards, and recover’d all their Plunder, and particularly above 3000 poor Country People, who the Tartars had taken Prisoners, designing to sell them to the Turks.
Thus the Turks went on Prosperously enough with their Siege, yet the Hungarians were Beaten on all occasions.
Count Teckely, to be reveng’d for their Affront, obtains 2000 Turkish Horse of the Grand Visier, and joyning to them 1000 of his own, under a Brother of Count Budiani, Orders them to pass the River Waagh, and Ravage the Frontiers of the Hereditary Conntries between the Mark and Moravia; but the Duke of Lorrain sending Orders to some of the Saxon Forces which were on their March for the Relief of Vienna, they laid a Snare for them, and drew them into an Ambuscade, which unexpectedly surrounding them, cut them all off, or took them Prisoners; among the latter, the Young Count Budiani was Taken, and died of his Wounds, and Teckely’s Secretary was kill’d.
These repeated ill Successes, made Count Teckely more cautious; but still lying with his Army on the Banks of the Mark, he ravag’d the Frontiers of Austria and Moravia with continued small Parties; which being impossible to prevent, the Duke of Lorrain sent him word, That unless he put a stop to those Cruelties, he would send Orders to the Imperial Garrisons in Zatmar, Zolnock, and all the Places he Possess’d in Hungary, to burn the Houses and Pallaces of the Hungarian Nobility that were of his Party.
This restrain’d him a little, till about the 22d. of August 1682. when the Grand Visier sends him positive Orders to Enter Moravia with Fire, and Sword; and to remove his Fears of the Im perial Army, sends him the Bassa of Ezla, with the Son of the Cham of Tartary; and 25000 Turks and Tartars, all Horse, to his Assistance.
Teckely willingly embraces these Orders, and puts himself in full March to joyn them; the Duke of Lorrain, who found it absolutely necessary to keep the Country open on that side, for the King of Poland, who was now upon his March for the Relief of Vienna, immediately March’d with 13000 Horse, and 2000 Dragoons, Foot he had none, for the Saxon and Bavarian Foot were not yet come up.
No sooner did Teckely hear of the March of the Duke, but like a true Hungarian, he Halts on the River Mark, and left the Turks to fight the Battle, not daring so much as to shew his Face in it, nor any of his Troops; and had not the Battle of Vienna follow’d, and the Ruin of the Grand Visier soon after, he had certainly lost his Head for it, that Angry Turk having vow’d his Destruction. In short the Duke of Lorrain met the Turks and Tartars at Pissembergh, within two Leagues of Vienna, and gave them Battle, as it were in the Face of their Camp, broke their Troops, drove them as it were into the Danube, 12000 Turks were kill’d or drown’d, and the rest fled to their Camp; but Teckely halted upon the Mark, as before.
The Duke refreshing his Army but one day at Cronenberg, advanc’d to fight the Malecontents, but they fled on the first News of his Approach, quite up to Tirnau in Hungary, 12 Leagues beyond Presburgh, and never return’d again.
All these Misfortunes befel them, during the space of about 28 days, and now came the Relief of Vienna, by the United Forces of Poland, Bavaria, Saxony, and the Empire, and the Turks flying before them; let us enquire into the Conduct of the Hungarians upon that occasion.
As soon as ever the routed Infidel Army had repass’d the River Raab, and retreated towards Buda, Count Budiani, with those same Hungarians, who, as is hinted before, betray’d the Emperor, and abandon’d their Posts on that River, and who since had committed great Ravages and Barbarities on the Frontiers of Stiria, and Croatia. Now they saw their Deliverers beaten, they turn about again, true Hungarians still, and now fall upon the Turks, cut in pieces all those Turks that were joyn’d with him, by the Visier’s Order, to secure his Convoys and Retreat, and joyn’d himself and his revolting Troops, to Count Aspremont, in Order to cut off and Pillage the Remains of the flying Turks in their Retreat.
The next thing you hear of Count Teckely, was, That being Order’d by the Grand Visier to joyn the Bassa of Buda, was advanc’d within two Miles of Barkan; and hearing that the Poles were routed there, began to shew himself; but as soon as he found the Imperial Army advancing to Barkan again, he never staid to help his Friends, but retired with more diligence than he came; whereas, had he fallen in on the Reer, of the Christian Army, that entire Victory had very probably been lost — This is another Instance of Hungarian Fidelity.
This was Teckely’s first Campaign; and now we shall see he lost more in the Winter by Treaty, than he lost in the Field all the Summer.
The Imperialists, who had Taken Barkan, Gran, Vicegrad, and several other Places, and being Strengthned by the Bavarian Succours, began to spread themselves, take Winter Quarters in some Parts of Hungary, and to be a Terror to the rest; and the Emperor, advised by the Duke of Lorrain, Publish’d a general Pardon, or Act of Oblivion, to all the Hungarians that would return to their Obedience by a certain Time, and appointed Commissioners were sent to Presburgh to give Safeguards, and Register the Submissions both of Towns and Persons.
This was another Fatal blow to Teckely, and his Interest; for upon this, the Hungarians, who generally used to cleave to the Strongest, immediately deserted him, and made their Peace with the Emperor; whole Countries and Towns submitted and return’d to their Duty, and Teckely, with his broken Troops retreated to Upper Hungary; where we shall see the same ill Success pursuing him with constant Vengeance, till he was entirely broken, and at last fell into the hands of the Turks.
I appeal to any serious, considering Christian, what Face of a Religious War was in all this Affair; begun in Treachery, carried on with Cowardise, and ended with Destruction.
It cannot be, that the Ravages of the Tartars, the Blood, the Burnings and the Desolations these Malecontents pursued, could be the Effects of a necessary Arming for the Defence of their Liberties, and maintaining the Worship of God; for the Preservation of Property, and Recovering the Protestant Religion: The Protestant Religion owns no such Truce-breaking, Trust-betraying Principles; the bottom of the Design appear’d, That Teckely had promised to himself the Crown of Hungary, under the Base and Abject Conditions of a Tributary to the Turk.
ADVICE from the Scandal. CLUB.
THE following Questions are sent to the Society from an unknown hand, and seem to be Written in an unknown and unusual Temper; and tho’ perhaps the Answer to them may not please the Enquirer, yet the Society hope they have given their Opinion justly, and suitable both to Charity and the Nature of the thing.
FRom your Honourable Society, the Resolutions of the following Questions are requested, viz.
1. Whether is a Church-Man’s greater Sin, going to a Meeting of any kind, or to an Ale-House, in case he breaks the Sabbath?
2. Under which Ecclesiastical Government wou’d the Church of England suffer most, in case it should be suppress’d (which God forbid) the Schismatical or Papistical?
3. Whether the greater Sin, Schism or Popery?
4. Which a Devout Christian ought to cleave to, in case he’s forced from the Protestant Church?
5. If Superstitious Worship is not more Eligible, and Laudable, than Ridiculous and Erroneous?
To the first of these Questions, they think fit to ask what sort of Meeting he means; for he says of any kind, and so may mean a Musick-Meeting, a Whore-Meeting, a Drunken-Meeting, or the like; but if he means to a Meeting of Religious, Protestant Worship, then they ask how he breaks the Sabbath?
The Society are far from sideing with Parties; but they cannot but Note, That ’tis a sign of very little Charity, and no manner of Inclination to Peace and Union, when going to a Place of Protestant Worship, which the Church of England her self owns Conformable to her, in all her Articles but three, and those none of them Doctrinal, should be counted as much a breach of the Sabbath, as going to an Ale-House; and should one that frequents these Meetings, ask the Society such a Question of the Church, the Club would Treat him very roughly.
To the Second Question, the Society refers the Enquirer for Answer, to the History of Queen Mary’s Reign, Written by Mr. Fox, and Commonly known by the Name of the Book of Martyrs.
To the Third the Society think no direct Answer can be given, till it is determined what is Schism. The Papists say the Church of England are Schismaticks; in the Church of England the Non-jurant Party say, All that have complied with the present Government are Schismaticks; those that have complied say the Dissenters are Schismaticks: And when our Inquirer will please to state who he means by Schismaticks, and what the Schism he means is composed of, he shall have a farther Answer, and perhaps an Effectual one.
To the Fourth they answer;
To the Cross — and with blessed Lambert, the Proto Martyr of the Protestant Church in this Nation; who when he had been so long burning, as that all People thought him Dead, lifted up his flaming Hands over his Head, and cried out, None but Christ, None but Christ.
It seems an Absurdity, which cannot pass here without a suitable Reproof, to talk of a Devout Christian forced from Christ’s Church; It is a Contradiction in Terms, He becomes no more a Devout Christian, but an Apostate from Christ, a Renegado and Denyer of the Lord that bought him.
To the Last they answer;
Equally Sinful and Destructive of the Name as well as the End and Design of Worship.
The Society has chosen to answer these unhappy Queries in the seeming Aspect of them; at the same time letting the Enquirer know, they easily see what he aims at; and if he proceeds, they doubt not he will soon detect himself.
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