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TP THE DAUPHIN AND ANTONIO LEYVA DIE. 249 drink of the cup of fury*. And he died, and was gathered unto his people ; and his father wept for himt, and the grief became very great, and his soul refused to be comfortedt. And his second brotherý reigned in the dauphinate in his stead. And the son of Belial, whose heart had filled him to do sol, they brought down into the grave in blood.

928. Antonio Leyva also, the chief of the imperial host closed his day when they were at Aix; and the emperor grieved much. For as the words of a man of God, was his counsel in war in those days.

929. And the Count di Arcos, and the Count di Lincasto, were wroth against their king, the king of England; and they gathered soldiers and horsemen and marched against him. And the king also went out into the field with a strong hand. And they joined in battle in the month of August, which is the sixth month. And the men of the king were defeated, and fell slain to the ground. And the king fled away on his feet**,

Is. xli. 19. + Gen. xxxvii. 35. | Jer. xxxi. 15. § i. e. Henry, the second son of the king. || Est. vii. 5.

These names are .הקונטי די ארקו והקונטי די לינקאשטו ו

manifestly corrupted, and perhaps intended for York and Lancaster.

** Judges iv. 17.

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and returned to London, his metropolis, with shame.

930. And the men of the emperor besieged Marseilles whilst he was at Aix, and they spent their days in vain*. In those days came to Mirandola, the Count Guido Rangon, and one of the nobles of France, and they found there the Lord Canignof Gonzaga, and Cesare Fragoso. And they gathered together soldiers in multitude to come to help the king; and they paid them their hiref: and the men removed thence, and came unto the gates of Genoa, as swift as the eagle would flyộ; and with them were about ten thousand men, beside the horsemen. And they warred against it on the twenty-ninth day of the month of August, in the night of the fifth dayl, and they could not prevail against it, and their hope was in vains, for they shut its gates, and fortified its walls; and in the midst of it were about three thousand German and Italian footmen, and they delivered it from the hand of the French at that time.

931. And the hosts of the emperor pursued

.קאניינו +

Isa. xlix. 4. Comp. Jer. xx. 18. † . I Jonah i. 3. § Deut. xxviii. 49; Jer. xlviii. 40; xlix. 22.

|| i. e. Wednesday night, since the Jews commence their day at sunset.

| Job xli. 9 (1).

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THE FRENCH TAKE CARIGNANO.

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them in order to help Genoa, but their hearts melted away; [0]p] and they made a head*, and they retired from it, and drew back. And they went on their journeys to Turin, and passed the river Tanarot on the fourth of the month of September; and the hand of the men of the king waxed strong in Piedmont in those days. And it came to pass on the morrow, that they went unto Carignanot, and the Count Guido commanded, and they warred against it, and cast banks against itş. And they saw that there was no power in their hand to deliver it, so they went out to them for peace, and they made a covenant with them and went their way.

And they found there about three thousand measures of meal, and sent it unto Turin; and all the people of the land were glad, for they were hungry. And they journeyed thence and went unto Carmagnola|| and took it, and abode therein.

932. And the Count Guido gave unto the men of the host their hire, and went unto Finarola And he sent some of his men unto Chieri**, and they came into the city in peace, for the fear of * i. e. They chose a commander.

t . . § 2 Kings xix. 32; Is. xxxvii. 33; 2 Sam. vii. 15. || .7519OX7p. In Latin, Carmaniola, a town in Piedmont.

.טאנארו +

.קאריניאן :

.פינארולה |

** 7p. Cherium, Quiers, a town in Piedmont.

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him fell

upon

them. And he sent the Lord Cesare Fragoso unto Raconis*, and one thousand footmen and two hundred horsemen with him. And in the midst of it were six banners of Italians at that time. And they warred against it in the morning watcht, and took it with a strong hand, and many fell by the edge of the sword; and the chief captains of the host were taken alive, and he sent also unto Saviliano and took it, and put a garrison in the midst thereof, and the men of the emperor went not out against them, for they were but few in number; and they gathered themselves together into the fenced cities, and were quiet theref.

933. Then went the servants of the king with twelve of his ships unto Algiers, and they joined themselves unto six ships of Barbarossa, for there was peace between them. And they went unto Ivicaş, the island of salt, which belonged to the emperor, and they plundered the open cities, and they burned them with fire, and the chief city was delivered from their hand, for it was fortified. And they journeyed thence and went unto Majorca, and burned there also a small city; and all their goods and their substance they plundered, and there was none to deliver them. The men went also to the coast of Barcelona, and burned there a small city, and took the spoil thereof.

.ראקוניס *

† Ez. xiv. 24.

# Jer. viii. 14.

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And two ships of Spain they took in their destruction; and the one was given to the Turks, for they had like portions to eat*.

934. And the emperor and his nobles returned from Provence without success, for the stars of his heavens drew back. And it came to pass, as they were journeyingt, behold, there was a high tower on the open way, and in the midst thereof were about twelve men of the people of the land who mocked the emperor and his men, and threw stones upon them. And the wrath of the emperor was kindled, so he commanded, and they encompassed them with the battering-rams and took them, and hung them on a tree, for a token against the children of rebellions.

935. And the emperor came to Genoa on the eleventh day of the month of October two hundred and ninety-seven, in the year one thousand five hundred and thirty-six, and abode there about a month of daysl. And the residue of his hosts which had escaped, and remained from the famine and the thirst, and the evil diseases which the Lord had sent upon them, passed the mountains, and went the road of Arbingas on the borders of Piedmont,

• Deut. xviü. 8.

+ Is. xxviii. 19. I Gen. xxxviü. 14.

§ Num. xvii. 10. 11 Gen. xxix. 14.

1727X, probably Albenga, Albienga, Albigaunum.

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