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GEROLAMO FIESCHI BEHEADED.
they sent the hired men* away free; but the rash Gerolamo and the rest of his men they put in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to themt. And the men of the host were amazed at the strength of the fortress, and at the faintness of heart of the men who were with Gerolamo ; and they said, “ This is the Lord's doingsf; for the battle belongeth unto the Lord.” And Augustin was confederates before his God, with this rash count Gerolamo, yet did he not remember his covenant, but forgot it||.
1199. And Domenico Doria took four men of the friends of Gerolamo and some of his servants, and slaughtered them like kids before the eyes of day; and his hand was stretched out stills. And the officers of the host rebuked him, and would not let him do so again, as it was in his wicked heart at that time. Of the rest of the men, they sent some bound unto the galleys; and they remain there until this day. And the count Gerolamo, and two of his kinsmen they put in ward, and made their lives bitter with chastisements; their eye had no compassion upon them. And it came to pass, after some days, that they took their heads from off them in the midst of the fortress; there
* O'g'w, i. e. Soldiers. + Num. xv. 34. I Ps. cxviii. 23.
§ They belonged to the same religious association. Comp. Gen. xiv. 13.
|| Gen. xl. 23. 1 Is. ix. 12 (Heb. 11), 17 (Heb. 16).
END OF FIESCHI'S REVOLT.
has no such cruelty been done in Italy from the time she became a nation. And the walls of the fortress they cast to the ground, and the lords of Genoa surely thrust out Garabinta altogether* from their territory.
1200. And Andrea Doria sent again ships unto Naples, and in them were about two thousand Spaniards. From that day, and afterwards, the Spaniards sought to avenge their brethren of the men of the cityt, for their soul was embittered concerning them. And it came to pass, one day, that they went into the markets, which were nigh unto them, and sought to lay hands on the houses of the city. And the inhabitants of Naples went out against them, as at other timesg; and the men of the fortress threw stones upon them, and fired guns at them, and they could not stand before them. And many fell slain to the ground, and the rest drew back with shame, for the Spaniards fought against them nine days; the men of the city could not withstand them, for the tower warred against them with guns and sling stones, and much people died. Then were many houses full of good thingsl, given up to be spoiled, and
* Exod. xi. 1. | Est. ii. 21.
+ Num. xxxi. 2.
Judg. xvi. 20. || Deut. vi. 11.
REVOLT AT NAPLES ENDED.
the city of Naples was perplexed. And the Spaniards burned four hundred houses, and avenged their brethren at that time. And a great tumult of the Lord was in the city*, and many
of the heads of the people of the land fled, when they saw that evil was determined against them. And the people were left as sheep that have not a shepherdt; and there remained no more courage in them to withstand the pride of the Spaniards; and they fell into the hand of those who sought their life, even into the hand of the Spaniards, and they did what they would unto themf; and the women were lain with ; and the cry of the city went up toward heaven, and there was none to save it. And the emperor did not hearken unto their voice to remove the viceroy, and he was like thorns in their sidesg all the days. And he took from them all the weapons of war and the brazen rams, so the city was greatly impoverished||; and their reproach was heard throughout the whole earth.
1201. In those days, Pier Luigi builded the fortress which is in Piacenza; and it was evil in the eyes of the nobles of the city. And they had dealings with Don Ferrante Gonzaga, and made a conspiracy against Pier Luigi to kill him, and
* Zech, xiv. 13. | Esth. ix. 5.
+ 1 Kings xxii. 17.
!! Jud. vi. 6.
THE SON OF PAUL III. SLAIN.
the thing was known unto him; but yet he did not set his heart to this also*; and he sat down to eat bread, and they came unto him in his house on the sabbath day on the tenth day of the month of September, and smote him, so that he died; and they cast him through the windowt. And the inhabitants of the city abused him, and trode upon him like the mire of the street; and his carcase was for several days as dung upon the face of the field. And his house was a spoil unto them; only the poorest sort of the peopleş, they who are glad at calamities, plundered all the victuals which he had prepared to put into the fortress. And his men hid themselves there, every one turned after his own way; and their life was unto them a prey. The posts went out, being hastened at that time, and they went unto Milan. And Don Ferrante Gonzaga drew nigh, and came into the city on the second day**, on the twelfth day of the month; and they gave up the city into his hand in the name of the emperor, and he made a covenant with them. And also of the vessels of silver which they had plundered, they gave him his part; beside the brazen rams which Pier Luigi had prepared in great abundance, to put into the
+ 2 Kings ix. 33 (Heb. 35). # 2 Kings ix. 27. $ 2 Kings xxiv. 14. ! Pro. xvii. 5. Esther iii. 15.
** 01 09, i. e. Monday.
* Exod. vii. 23.
PAUL THREATENS PARMA.
fortress. And when Don Ferrante Gonzaga saw his corpse, he said, Bury him, for he is the pope's son*.” And when his father Paul heard all that had befallen him, he cried with a loud and bitter cryf, and mourned for his son many dayst. And he gathered together men of valor, and sent them unto Parma; and lord Ottavio, the son-in-law of the emperor, the son of Pier Luigi who was dead, was over the host at that time.
1202. And Don Ferrante also gathered together men of valor, and sent them unto Piacenza; and they remained upon their ward many days. And the emperor had not displeased him in saying,
Why hast thou done sos?" For his soul was embittered against Pier Luigi, because he had been with Gian Luigi Fieschi in the insurrection ; but they returned his recompence upon his own head||.
1203. And the heart of the pope was not peaceable with the emperor from that day and afterwards ; and all his thoughts were to injure him continuallys. And twice he sent messengers of death, to slay Don Ferrante, but could not prevail against him, for the thing was known. Only against the emperor he did nothing, because he was prosperous
in his way.
* 2 Kings ix. 34. # Gen. xxxvii. 34. || Joel iii. 4. 7. VOL. II.
+ Gen. xxvii. 34. Esth. iv. 1.
Comp. Gen. vi. 5.