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sbp TURKS IN TRANSYLVANIA, TISHRI, 1551. smoke ascended up to heaven*.

And they sailed from thence, and went unto Tripoli, which was in the hands of the priests in those days. And the French who were in the midst of it delivered it into their hand, and went their way free. And the Italians and the Spaniards went into captivity before the enemy in the month of August, which is the sixth month.

1253. And Andrea Doria journeyed in the month of August, to go into Spain to fetch the daughter of the emperor.

emperor. And his heart filled him not to go overt, for he was afraid of the king's ships, but returned unto Villa Franca, and wrote unto Genoa for help. And he gathered together men of valor, and led them down to the sea in ships, and returned unto his house, for he feared the ships of the Turks; and it came to pass, after some days, that he encouraged himselff, and went his way.

1254. And the men of the Turk again fought against Transylvania, and Giambattista Castaldos was over the host at that time. And he joined battle with them|| in the month Tishri, and nany of the Turks fell slain to the ground; and the

* Josh. viii. 20.
+ i. e. He had no courage to go. Esth. vii. 5. margin.
I Jud. xx. 22. 1 Sam. XXX. 6. Com. Gen. xlviii. 2.
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ll Gen. xiv. 8. Comp. 1 Sam. xii. 21.
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482 THE FRENCH TAKE S. DAMIANO, A.M. 5312. 35P heart of George, the priest, was turned towards the Turks* ; but the thing was known, and Castaldo went securely unto him with the captains of the host; and they brought him down to the

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1255. And the French violated the covenant of peace in the night of the sixth day, on the fourth of the month Tishri, which is the fourth day of the month of September, in the year three hundred and twelve, after the smaller date; and they went secretlyf against San Damianof, and took it, and put a garrison into the midst thereof. And they journeyed from thence and went against Chieris, and cast up a bank against it. And they delivered the city into their hand, and made a covenant with them; and they came into the city, and put a garrison in the midst thereof. . And they passed over the river Dora and went unto Calusol, and Don Ferrante hastened to send the Spaniards against them. And the French returned back with shame.

1256. And the ships of the king went unto Barcelona, and lifted up the banners of the emperor ; and when the men of the city saw them from afar off, they said, “ It is Andrea Doria.”

* Comp. Exod. xiv. 5.
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And a galley went out to meet them; and in her were many nobles and honorable men, and the French took her. And they took there seven great ships, bearing garments and horses, and returned unto their country. And Andrea Doria sent thither a small ship to spy; and the French took her, and led her away with them.

1257. And there came two brethren from Siena to dwell at Milan, who abode there several days. And they fell a lusting* to deliver the fortress of Milan into the hand of the king, and had dealings with one of the servants of the castellan, and digged every night in the town wallt; none did see itt. And it came to pass, one day, that they wrote unto the king, and he sent thither about fifty of his chosen men; and they came unto Milan, and hid themselves in the streets of the city, one here and one there, until evening came. When the sun went downg, they gave the signal ; and they all assembled in the house of George, of Siena; and it came to pass, that at midnight||, they went unto the place. And while they were diggings, they heard the watchmen who went round the fortress, talking one unto the other. * Num. xi. 4.

† Jos. ii. 15. Ezek. viii. 8; xji. 5. 7. 12. § Gen. xv. 12. 17. Comp. Jos. viii. 29. || Exod. xii. 29.

Exod. xxii. 1.

482 THE FRENCH TAKE S. DAMIANO, A.M. 5312. 35P

heart of George, the priest, was turned towards the Turks*; but the thing was known, and Castaldo went securely unto him with the captains of the host; and they brought him down to the grave

in blood.

1255. And the French violated the covenant of peace in the night of the sixth day, on the fourth of the month Tishri, which is the fourth day of the month of September, in the year three hundred and twelve, after the smaller date; and they went secretlyt against San Damianof, and took it, and put a garrison into the midst thereof. And they journeyed from thence and went against Chieriş, and cast up a bank against it. And they delivered the city into their hand, and made a covenant with them; and they came into the city, and put a garrison in the midst thereof. . And they passed over the river Dora and went unto Caluso||, and Don Ferrante hastened to send the Spaniards against them. And the French returned back with shame.

1256. And the ships of the king went unto Barcelona, and lifted up the banners of the emperor; and when the men of the city saw them from afar off, they saids, " It is Andrea Doria.”

* Comp. Exod. xiv. 5.
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1259. And in the month of October some great cities were burned in Bohemia; and they again accused the Jews wrongfully, saying, “ Ye have done this evil thing;" and when inquisition was made of the matter*, the Jews were found guiltless, for the Lord assisted them; blessed be He, and blessed be His name for ever! [np]

1260. And on the nineteenth day of the same month they took fifteen royal ships and eighteen large ships bearing raiment and horses, and vessels of silver, from the Spaniards who came with the daughter of the emperor unto Villa Franca ; and they returned unto their country.

Also in the British sea, the men of the king took from the Spanish ships durable richest, and there was no peace for those who went out, nor for those who came in at that time.

1261. And Andrea Doria came unto Genoa with Maximilian, king of Bohemia, and his wife, the emperor's daughter; and on the voyage much people died of sicknesses in the ships. And they journeyed from Genoa on the twenty-fourth day of the month of Chisleu, and passed through Voltabios, and went on their journey unto Milan : and they brought with them an elephant, whose like had not been seen in Voltabio since it became

+ Prov. viii. 18. I

Est. ïi. 23.

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