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SOLYMAN AGAINST HUNGARY, 1552 asp a nation*. And they removed from Milan, and went on their journeys unto Germany.

1262. And the French besieged Lanzit, which is near Turin, in the month of November, and took it, and put a garrison in the midst thereof.

1263. And they besieged also Volpian in the tenth month; but the hosts of the emperor delivered it from their hand. And also the city of Saluzzif which is in the plain of Calusos, Don Ferrante burned with fire; and its inhabitants went as vagabonds and fugitives into a strange land|l, and Montferrat was a prey in the hand of Don Ferrante; and they cried, but there was none to help

in that year.

1264. And it came to pass, in the same month, that behold, a large ship came from Spain, and in her were men of valor; and she belonged unto the men of Genoa; and three of the king's ships went out against her, and took her. And they found in her about thirty thousand pieces of gold, and thirty thousand in silver; and they led her away unto their country.

1265. And it came to pass, in the year one thousand five hundred and fifty-two, that the

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a nation* And they removed from Milan, and
went on their journeys unto Germany.

1262. And the French besieged Lanzit, which
is near Turin, in the month of November, and
took it, and put a garrison in the midst thereof.

1263. And they besieged also Volpian in the tenth month; but the hosts of the emperor

delivered it from their hand. And also the city of Saluzzit which is in the plain of Calusoj

, Don Ferrante burned with fire; and its inhabitants went as vagabonds and fugitives into a strange land)

, and Montferrat was a prey in the hand of Don Ferrante;

and they cried, but there was none to help in that year.

1264. And it came to pass, in the same month, that behold, a large ship came from Spain, and in her were men of valor; and she belonged unto the men of Genoa; and three of the king's ships went out against her, and took her. And they found in her about thirty thousand pieces of gold

, and thirty thousand in silver; and they led her away unto their country.

1265. And it came to pass, in the year one thousand five hundred and fifty-two, that the

abp MAURICE AGAINST CHARLES V. 1552. 487 French, who were in Piedmont, went unto Castigliole* in the darkness of the nights, on the tenth of the month of January, and found the Spaniard dwelling securely. And they went upon its walls suddenly, and took it, and took the Spaniards and all their substance. And they took about one hundred horses from the Spaniards at that time.

1266. And again Solyman gathered men of valor to fight against Hungary; and they went unto the city of Sophias, and remained there until the month Abib.

1267. And many of the German nobles made a conspiracy against the emperor, and made covenant with Henry, king of France, and put upon themselves the white cross as a token. These are the names of the princes who were expressed by namesg: the Duke Maurice, one; the duke Andreaupho|| his brother, one; the son of John Frederick, the son of the duke of Saxony, ones; Alberto, the marquess of Brandenburg, one; the duke of Plusalpin**, one; the duke of Linbergtt, the son of the landgrave, one; the marquess of Lomanati, one; the prince of Lüneburgsỹ, one;

+ Pro. vii. 9; comp. xx. 20,

Num. i. 17. 1 Chr. xii. 31 ; xvi. 41. || 1918"7738. This and some of the following names are obviously corrupted. 1 i.e. The son of the captive elector.

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the prince of Mansfeld, one; and his son, one; and the two princes of Luxemburg*. All these were joined togethers to make war against the emperor; and the number of their hosts was twenty thousand men on foot, and four thousand horsemen, and the Duke Maurice was head over them; and they called King Henry the deliverer of the German cities; and it grieved the emperor much.

1268. And it came to pass, one day, that the king called all his nobles and his servants, and set the crown royal upon the head of his first-born son, who was at that time a youth of ten years; and all the people stood to the covenants.

And he said unto them, Ye have seen what the emperor did unto my father and unto my brethren|| ; and his arm is stretched out stills. And now, your king walketh before

you,

I will go unto the land of Germany to fight against him, and avenge me of mine enemies**. My wife and her children shall be in your charge until my return. Ye shall hearken unto her, and shall judge with truth and righteousnesstt; for by righteousness is the

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Comp. Jos. xii. 9_24.

+ Gen. xiv. 3. | Est. ii. 17.

§ 2 Kings xxij. 3. || Comp. Ex. xix. 4. Is. ix. 12. 17. 21 ; (Heb. 11 16. 20).

#t Comp. Zech. vii. 9.

** Is. i. 24.

nbp MAURICE AGAINST CHARLES V. A.D. 1552. 489 throne established*.” And all the princes spake unto his heart, and gave him presents of silver and gold in abundance for the expence of that

war.

1269. And he gathered about eighty thousand footmen, and thirty thousand riding on horses, and his camp increased; and he turned his face toward the cities of Germany, and took some of the cities of the dukedom of Lorrainet from the hand of the duke, who was a youth; and moreover he took the duke, and sent him into France, where he abode until this day. And he took Metz alsof, the great city, whose merchants are nobles, and put a garrison into the midst of it. And they found in it brazen battering-rams in abundance, and gun-powder, and cannon-balls. And Henry became very great, and his fame was over all the earth. And he went on his journeys into the land of Germany, until he reached the river Rhines, and encamped there.

1270. And Duke Maurice also fought from another places, against the emperor at that time, and took Augustas, and put a garrison into the midst thereof. And again he drew nigh, and

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Comp. Is. viii. 8.
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CHERASCO MONDOVI, A.D. 1552.

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took also the Ehrenberger Clause*, which was nigh unto the emperor; Maurice took this in the month of May. Then was the emperor exceedingly grievedt, and fled away before him, and cared not for his garments and his vessels in that time of haste.

1271. And the men of Cherasco who were in Piedmont, spake unto the French with subtlety, saying, “ Assemble yourselves, and comes, and we will give the city into the hand of the king:” and about two thousand men went thither in the dark. ness of the night unto the breach, which they had made in the wall. And it came to pass, when the first came within and saw the pits they had made, and the battering-rams, that he gave a signal. Then they said, “ Treason, treason!”§ and returned back. But no man was missed of them, for they acted wisely. And the war became strong in Piedmont at that time. And Don Ferrante brought out the battering-rams, and sent them to Cherasco, and put a garrison into the midst thereof.

1272. And the king's viceroy strengthened himself, so that his camp increased exceedinglyll. And those that were numbered of thems, were six

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† Esther iv. 4. # Joel iv. 11. § 2 Chron. xxiii. 13; 2 Kings xi. 14. # Comp. Gen. xxx. 30. 43. 9 Numb. v. 36. 40. 44. 48.

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