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along the coast of the sea on the voyage to Savona, and he was to them ever an enemy and a stone of stumbling

726. And he spake to the hearts of the men of Genoa, so that Genoa revolted against the king at that time. And the city was governed by its own honorable men and elders, and Andrea Doria was ruler over them.

727. Then were darkened the stars of the twilight of Antonio Adorno, the doge, and he slept with his fathers; and he was at Milan during the time that the French and the confederates besieged it; and he had no sons, but daughters, and a son of a concubine. And Genoa was free by desire [] of the emperor, except that it was called by his name, and they always followed his bidding. In those days, there was neither prince nor master at Genoa, except the council of the elders, and every man sat under his vine: the little as well as the great were heard, and the cow and the bear fed together*.

728. And the hearts of Saint Pol, and the princes who were with him, were turned against Genoa after he had destroyed Pavia. And he made ready his chariot, and his people he took with him, and set his face towards the desert; and the men of Genoa repaired the foundation of the walls both within and without. And they also gathered

* Isa. xi. 7. An allegorical description of peace.

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and they placed the cannons, and brake its walls and took it; and every one that was found at that time was pierced with the sword.

723. And they removed thence, and went to Pavia and besieged it, and battered its walls; and the earth was rent at their voice, and they took it with a mighty hand. And it was plundered also at that time, and the Count Ludovico Belzoiioso* and the princes and the soldiers who were with him gathered themselves into the citadel, and their lives were a prey unto them: and when they saw that it was not in the power of their hand to withstand, they gave also the citadel into their hands, and they went their way

free. 724. And Monseigneur Saint Pol, and the confederates who were with him, set Annibale Fizinardot, the commander of the army of the Duke Francesco Sforza in the midst thereof, to watch it in the name of the duke, his master, at that time.

725. And Andrea Doria, the chief of the imperial armament, returned to his house at Genoa on the twelfth day of the month of September, in the year one thousand five hundred and twenty-eight, and thirteen galleys with him. And he took four galleys of the king; viz. two which the French left there in their haste, and two which he had taken

.ביל זוייוסו *

.אניבאל פיצינארדו *

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along the coast of the sea on the voyage to Savona, and he was to them ever an enemy and a stone of stumbling.

726. And he spake to the hearts of the men of Genoa, so that Genoa revolted against the king at that time. And the city was governed by its own honorable men and elders, and Andrea Doria was ruler over them.

727. Then were darkened the stars of the twilight of Antonio Adorno, the doge, and he slept with his fathers; and he was at Milan during the time that the French and the confederates besieged it; and he had no sons, but daughters, and a son of a concubine. And Genoa was free by desire [2] of the emperor, except that it was called by his name, and they always followed his bidding. In those days, there was neither prince nor master at Genoa, except the council of the elders, and every man sat under his vine: the little as well as the great were heard, and the cow and the bear fed together*.

728. And the hearts of Saint Pol, and the princes who were with him, were turned against Genoa after he had destroyed Pavia. And he made ready his chariot, and his people he took with him, and set his face towards the desert; and the men of Genoa repaired the foundation of the walls both within and without. And they also gathered

* Isa, xi. 7. An allegorical description of peace.

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together men of valor in the midst of the city, and hastened to bring the cannons into the citadel where the French were before they came,

and they battered its walls day and night; and they moved not before them, for it was very strong.

729. And when Saint Pol, the chief of the king's army, heard that there were men of valor assembled therein, he turned back a distance of five miles, and approached the city no more. And he said in his heart, “I shall no more be able to subdue this great nation, and the men who follow me are of small number, and starved with hunger; and when the rain comes down for one or two days, they must die. And he turned back, he and all the people with him, to Lombardy, on the third day, on the sixth of the month of October in the year one thousand five hundred and twenty-eight; and the peasants wentout against them upon the tops of the mountains, and upon the heights, and smote the hindmost, who became weary, until they destroyed them, and they slew many of them without mercy; and this was to the shame of the French.

730. Then the councillors of Genoa sent the soldiers who were with them, in galleys, toward Savona, and they besieged it; for it alone was left in the hands of the French at that time; this is Savona, which was of old as thorns in their eyes. To strengthen their dominion over it, they took off

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from them the yoke of the men of Genoa by the aid of the king; therefore the men of Genoa revolted against the king, and turned to him their neck and not their face, And they utterly brake down its walls, and took it. And its walls and its tower and its gates they cast to the ground, and they spoiled Savona, and made it a servant unto tribute until this day; and the men of Savona were very wicked, and sinners before God. And the French who were therein went their

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free on the fifth day, on the twenty-ninth day of the month of October, in the year one thousand five hundred and twenty-eight.

And the men of Genoa put a garrison in the midst thereof.

731. And it came to pass, after another seven days, when the French who were in the citadel of Genoa, saw that evil was determined against them from the inhabitants of the city, they went out and delivered the citadel into their hands, and their lives were a prey unto them. And the men of Genoa cast down the walls of the citadel even to the ground at that time, and it has been a perpetual heap for ever until this day.

732. And the French returned again, and they were about two thousand men ; and they went as far as the gates of Genoa, as an eagle flieth, before their voice was heard. And Andrea Doria was almost taken, for he believed it not

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