On the day following, I went to view all the trenches, approaches, and mines, etc. of the besiegers; and, in particular, I took special notice of the wheel-bridge, which engine his Excellency had made to run over the moat when they stormed the castle; as it is since described (with all the other particulars of this siege) by the author of that incomparable work, “Hollandia Illustrata.”1 The walls and ramparts of earth, which a mine had broken and crumbled, were of prodigious thickness.


  1. [Evelyn probably intends the Batavia Illustrata of Peter
    Schryver or Scriverius, 1609.] –AD