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450 EARTHQUAKE AT MONTE MALIO, A.D. 5308. 257

1204. In those days, Solyman, the Turk, and the emperor, made a covenant of peace by sea and by land; and the land had rest five years. But Dragut would not be in the covenant with the uncircumcised, for his soul was embittered against them. And he went up to take a spoil, and to take a prey*, in the countries of the uncircumcised as yesterday and the day before; but Solyman drove him away from his land. [abp]

1205. And on the sixteenth day of the month of October, in the year three hundred and eight, was the earth clean dissolved; the earth was moved exceedinglyt, in the plain of Monte Malio by Savinian; and the houses were covered, and the high walnut-trees; and its best part was destroyed; there had not been such a thing in that country since it became a nation : this was the finger of Godt.

1206. And the brother of the Sofi came unto Constantinople, to cast himself down before Solyman, and to entreat him, and to pray before him for his life ; and he cried before him, “ Alas! help, O king!ş for my brother has despised me, and has driven me away from my country, and from the land of my kindred ;” and Solyman accepted his

Ezek. xxxviii. 12.
I Exod. viii. 19 (15).

+ Is. xxiv. 19.
§ 2 Sam, xiv, 4.

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257 SOLYMAN AGAINST THE SOFI, A.D. 1548. person, and honored him, and spake kindly unto him, for his bowels did yearn over him*; and he gave him presents and costly things after the manner of a king. And he said unto him, , not; neither be faint-heartedt, for I will not leave theef until I have brought thee back to thy station, only be strong and courageous.”

And he bowed himself before Solyman to the ground, and blessed him, and went out from him, and removed to the house that he had prepared for him: and he abode there several days.

1207. And it came to pass, when the time of the singing of the birds was come, when the flowers had appeared on the earthş, that Solyman made ready his chariot, and took his people with him||. And he turned his face toward the country of the Sofi, king of Persia, in the year one thousand five hundred and forty-eight. And the Sofi went out against him with a mighty hand; and the war was strong between them in that year. And Solyman, and the officers of his hosts, and his army, remained there many days. And the rest of the particulars of this war, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Persia and Media.

* Gen. xliii. 30.
I Gen, xxviii. 15.

|| Exod. xiv. 6.

+ Is. vii. 4,
$ Cant. ii. 12.

years. But

450 EARTHQUAKE AT MONTE MALIO, A.D. 5308. 25p

1204. In those days, Solyman, the Turk, and the emperor, made a covenant of peace by sea and by land; and the land had rest five years. Dragut would not be in the covenant with the uncircumcised, for his soul was embittered against them. And he went up to take a spoil, and to take a prey*, in the countries of the uncircumcised as yesterday and the day before; but Solyman drove him away from his land. [ase]

1205. And on the sixteenth day of the month of October, in the year three hundred and eight, was the earth clean dissolved; the earth was moved exceedinglyt, in the plain of Monte Malio by Savinian; and the houses were covered, and the high walnut-trees; and its best part was destroyed; there had not been such a thing in that country since it became a nation ; this was the finger of Godt.

1206. And the brother of the Sofi came unto Constantinople, to cast himself down before Solyman, and to entreat him, and to pray before him for his life; and he cried before him,

- Alas! help, O king!Ş for my brother has despised me, and has driven me away from my country, and from the land of my kindred;" and Solyman accepted his

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257 SOLYMAN AGAINST THE SOFI, A.D. 1548. person, and honored him, and spake kindly unto him, for his bowels did yearn over him*; and he gave him presents and costly things after the manner of a king. And he said unto him, “ Fear not; neither be faint-heartedt, for I will not leave theef until I have brought thee back to thy station, only be strong and courageous.” And he bowed himself before Solyman to the ground, and blessed him, and went out from him, and removed to the house that he had prepared for him: and he abode there several days.

1207. And it came to pass, when the time of the singing of the birds was come, when the flowers had appeared on the earthş, that Solyman made ready his chariot, and took his people with him). And he turned his face toward the country of the Sofi, king of Persia, in the year one thousand five hundred and forty-eight. And the Sofi went out against him with a mighty hand; and the war was strong between them in that year. And Solyman, and the officers of his hosts, and his army,

remained there many days. And the rest of the particulars of this war, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Persia and Media.

* Gen. xliii. 30.

+ Is. vii. 4. I Gen. xxviii. 15.

§ Cant. ii. 12. || Exod. xiv. 6.

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1208. And the emperor gave his daughter unto Maximilian, the son of his brother, to wife, and sent him unto Milan; and he removed thence and came unto Genoa in the month of July, which is the fifth month. And the nobles of the city honored him much; and he went to sea in ships, to go unto the land of Spain. And Andrea Doria, the chief of the emperor's host went with him to accompany him.

1209. And Henry, the king of France, came unto Piedmont, and many nobles and honorable men with him. And he came unto Turin on the sixth day, on the eleventh day of the month of August, which is the sixth month. And the nobles of Piedmont received him with joyfulness and with gladness of heart*, and they honored him, every man as he was ablet; and they cried, “ God save the king !” and the earth was rent at their voice. And he went from thence to see all the cities of the plain, which his father had taken for him. And the chiefs of the emperor were afraid of him, and sent soldiers into the cities of the borders, for they knew not what a day might bring forth.

1210. And Ercole, the duke of Ferrara, came

* Deut. xxviii. 47.

+ Deut. xvi. 17.

I Pro. xxvii. 1.

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