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into the hand of the Turks, by command of the emperor at that time; and the men of the host who were in the midst of her, went down to the sea in ships and returned unto Italy; and the war ceased.

865. And the Duke of Würtemberg went in the same year, and took back to himself with a strong hand from Ferdinand, king of Hungary, every city which the emperor Maximilian had taken. And there fell of the men of Ferdinand about twelve thousand men slain to the ground in that war. And Ferdinand strengthened himself to go to war against him, and there went out against him the cardinal of Mayence* and the duke of Saxonyt, and they said unto him, “ How long will the sword devour?f” and they made peace between themselves. The copy of the treaty of peace was, that the duke of Würtemberg and the Landgrave his friend should go to cast themselves down before the emperor and his brother. And they would forgive their sins, and the sins of those who were joined unto them, neither should they learn war any moreg. And the cities which he had taken should be for the duke, and to his male children after him unto all generations. Only that he must return unto the king the battering-rams . +

I Comp. 2 Sam. ii. 26. § Is. ii. 4; Micah iv. 3.

.מאגאנציאה *

.שאגשוניאה *


which he had taken from his hand at Inspruck* and other cities, and that they should not spread any further the new belieft which they have among them. And every one should return in peace unto his place: and his country was quiet.

866. And Solyman went out to war against the Sofi in the same year, and he sent before him Ibrahim Pasha in the month of August, and with him was a very great host. And he went on his journey, and reached Tabriz, and came into the city. And when the Sofi, king of Persia, heard it, while he was warring against the green turbansf which were nigh at that time, he sent thither his brother and thirty thousand horsemen, warlike men, with strength of valor. And he said unto him, “ Be a son of valor, and I will go unto the Turk, and we shall see what will become of his dreams." And he set his face toward Tabriz, and with him were eighty thousand chosen men, and five thousand artillerymen riding on horses, and three hundred waggons of batteringrams; the like was not seen in Persia until this day. And they arrayed a battle there, and there fell many of the Turks slain to the ground, and the rest drew back, for they were confounded before them. And when Solyman saw that the Lord had delivered his host into the hand of the

.איספרוק *

+ Protestantism.

# The Sunnites.


CORON, A.D. 1533.-MESSINA, A.M. 5293.

unto Sicily, and lay at anchor by the border of the


851. And Francis, king of France, and his wife und his children, came in the third month unto Lyons, and abode there many days; and they removed thence and went to Avignon; and those days were the days of the first-fruits*. And he sent his ships on towards Pisa, to fetch the sister of the Duke of Florence, whom he had taken for his second son to wife. And they passed by Genoa on the twenty-ninth day of the sixth month, and the men of Genoa sent a present unto them; and they went their way.

852. And the ship which Andrea Doria had sent, went unto Coron; and she returned back on the fourth month in the year one thousand five hundred and thirty-three. And the ships of the Turk pursued her, but they reached her not, and they were very wroth. And Andrea Doria went unto Naples in the beginning of the fifth month, for they sent unto them, saying, " Coron is straitly shut up; and the soul of the inhabitants fainteth for want of bread.” And he went thence unto Messina, but there he tarried not many days; and he removed from Messina on the second day of the month of August two hundred and ninetythree, and twenty-six galleys with him, and

* 0972997 DY', dies primitiarum, occurs also for the feast of Pentecost. Num. xiii. 20; xxviii.



other large ships which brought soldiers, and corn, and wine, and oil, and weapons of war, as many as they could carry; and they reached Coron on the eighth of the month, and there were the ships of the Turk standing on their guard : and it came to pass, when the chief captain of the Turkish armament heard the report concerning Andrea Doria, and that he approached with his ships unto the shore, and that their number was sixty-eight, small and large, and that Andrea Doria passed on before them, that the Turks discharged against them cannon-balls in multitudes; and the sea and the shore shook at their noise, and their smoke went up toward heaven. And the ships of the uncircumcised moved not before them, and gave them no answer, and they went on their


approached unto the city. And two of the larger ships remained alone in the midst of the sea, for the wind ceased to drive them on towards the city; and some of the Turkish ships went out unto them, and they took one by force, and slew her men with the edge of the sword. And also unto the other the Turks came, and fell upon

her. And when Andrea Doria saw that they were set on mischief*, he went out with his ships like a bear bereaved of her whelps, and set the battle in array against them, and took the ships from their hands; and about two hundred and fifty Turks who were

* Exod. xxxii. 22.




upon her they slew with the edge of the sword; and some of them they took alive at that time, and the ships of the Turk returned back, for they were terrified before them, and went unto their former place; and they removed thence, and went unto Modon. And there fell of the men of Andrea Doria about two hundred men in that battle ; also of the Turks, they slew many with the edge of the sword; and the rest were taken alive.

853. And the men of the city went out among the rest, to war against the men of the Turks who besieged them on land. When the Turks saw it they turned their backs, and left the clothes and tents and other things as they were. And the men of Modon pursued after them, and spoiled their camp ; and nine battering-rams, which they had left there in their haste* they took, and returned unto the city with gladness. And Andrea Doria brought unto Italy a part of the men of the host who were at Coron, and left some of those who went with him in their stead. Also of the men of the city, and their children, who were burnt with hungert, he brought with him; and they went as fugitives and vagabonds begging bread in Sicily and Calabria, because they said, Aha! Aha! against the children of Israel; and they were also


* 2 Kings vii. 15.
I Pg. lxx. 3. (Heb. 4.)

+ Deut. xxxii. 24,

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