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MANSUR TAKES TREMEZEN.

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lives from death. And when they passed by the way of Dibdo*, Muley Omar took them and put them into the prisont. And they abode there many days, and vowed to give one hundred thousand pieces of silver as the ransom for their souls. And they sent Mansur to fetch the silver, and with him were fifteen men. And the Arabs went out against him and took them alive, and thought to kill the men who went with him, but Mansur would not destroy thems at that time. And Mansur wrote unto Omar bitter things against their folly which he had wrought with them!). And Mansur went unto Oran, and the Arabs gathered themselves unto him; and he went unto Tremezen and took it ; and the Turks he slew with the edge of the sword.

1155. And the king of Algier returned again and fought against Tremezen, and took it. And he fought against Oran also, which belonged unto the Spaniards many days; and the city was besieged. And they besieged it many days, but could not prevail against it; so they returned to their own country.

1156. In those days the French besieged

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+ Gen. xxxix. 20. # Deut. x. 10.

§ Job. xiii. 26. || Gen. xxxiv. 7 ; Josh. vii. 15; Judges xx. 6; 2 Sam. xiii. 12. Folly stands in Hebrew for wickedness, because sin is folly.

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410 THE DUKE OF ORLEANS DIES, A.M. 5306. NOP Boulogne, and the English hosts went out from Calais on the fourth day of the month of September, which is the seventh month. And they sent unto Boulogne, saying, Go ye out also, and we will fight against [nop] the French before and behind them.” And they did so, and the war was strong against the French at that time. Then were the horse-hoofs broken by means of the prancings of the mighty men of France*, and the English were smitten before them, and

many fell to the ground at that time. And they pursued after them and discomfited themt even unto Calaiss; and also those who came out of Boulogne they slew with the edge of the sword. And those who were left fled into the city, and they pursued after them unto the walls. And many fell to the ground on that day, and Boulogne was besieged; and the French builded a fort against it, and fortified it much. And they posted there about three thousand men; and they were as thorns in their sidess until its walls came down||.

1157. And on the ninth day of the month of September three hundred and six, the third son of the king fell sicks, and slept with his fathers;

* Judges v. 22.

† Exod. xiv. 9. # Num. xiv. 45. s Num. xxxii. 55. Comp. Josh. xxiii. 13. || Deut. xxviii. 52.

1 Kings xiv. 1.

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THE LUTHERANS PREVAIL.

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and his father wept for him, and mourned for his son many days* ; and Milan was left unto the emperor until this day. Then the king sent soldiers into the cities of Piedmont, who fortified themselves there.

1158. And in Germany the war was heavy upon those who took hold of Luthers at that time. And the pope sent money to give unto the soldiers, but he knew not that they fought from heavenf; and the Lord had him in derisions. And they set there the battle in array; and the Lutherans prevailed|| and delivered their country; and the land had rest.

1159. Then the emperor redeemed Piacenza and Parma from the priests, and gave them unto Pier Luigi, the son of the pope ; and they made him duke over them. And he came into the midst thereofT, and made new statutes and judgments; and the hearts of the people melted and became as water**, for he made his yoke heavy upon themtt. Now the man Pier Luigi was a very wise manif, and his fame went out

* Gen, xxxvii. 34, 35.

+ Prov. ii. 18. Is. lvi. 6; to take hold of Luther means to cleave or adhere to his doctrine. I Judges v. 20.

Ps. ii. 4. || Gen. vii. 18. 24.

Comp. Gen. xli. 21. ** Josh. vii. 5..

#t 1 Kings xii. 10. 14. II Comp. Numb. xii. 3.

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DRAGUT RETURNS FROM ALGIER.

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through all the earth*. And he began to buildt the walls of the cities and the forts, and strengthened them, and his heart became much lifted up.

1160. And Dragut returned from Algier in the month of November, and ten galleys with him. And he went unto Corsica; and his fame went out through all the earth, for he did great thingst. And he took from the unwalled towns which were nigh unto the sea, captives and prey according as his heart desired ; and there was none to deliver from his hand. And also unto those who were far off who dwelt securely, the Turks went and took whatever they found, and returned unto the ships and went their way.

1161. And there came out a fire at Castel Nuovo|l, the fortress which is in Naples, and destroyed the gunpowder; and its walls shooks and fell to the ground, and it was not known who kindled it. And there died about fifty souls of man in that slaughter, beside the wounded; and all the city was moved; and they said,

" This is the finger of God**.”

1162. And the Marquess del Guasto slept with his fathers on the second day of the second month,

* Esth. ix. 4.

+ Comp. Gen. x. 20. I Ps. cxxvi. 2, 3.

§ Esth. ix. 19. Il Num. xxi. 28. Jud. ix. 15. 20.

2 Sam. xxii. 8; xviii. 7(8). ** Exod. viii. 19 (15).

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BARBAROSSA DIES.

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in the year one thousand five hundred and fortysix. And the emperor sent Don Ferrante Gongaza unto Milan in his stead ; and the nobles of the city received him with gladness, and he was a shepherd unto them. And all the people of the land were glad at the destruction of the marquess*, for he made his yoke heavy upon

them. 1163. In those days, Francis, the king of France, made peace with Henry, king of England, and they both made a covenant together; and the decree was given at Parist on the thirteenth day of the month of June, which is the fourth month. And unto Henry, the son of King Francis, there was born a daughter, and the king of England became godfather unto her. And he sent his deputy unto France in his stead ; and they honored him greatly; and they rejoiced together at that time. And Boulogne was yet in the hand of England, until the king of France should fulfil what he had vowed to do on the day of the covenants.

1164. Now Barbarossa was old and well stricken in years, and he set his house in order, for he declined unto death; and he let many

* Esther viii. 6.
I Comp. Esther ii. 7.
| 1 Kings i. 1.

+ Esther iii, 15.
§ 2 Sam. xv. 7.

2 Kings xx. 1.

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