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through the midst of the people, and all the camp was moved". And the Lord put faintness into their heartt, and they fled, when none pursuedt ; and there were not two found together. And it

me to pass, when their spirit returned, that they returned every one unto his place, ashamed. And the captain of the host divined, saying, “This is nothing else buts a sign from God, that for mischief went we out this day from our place, to die in the field|| of Massin.” And they were astonished. And when it was known to him that the men of Massin had spoken unto him with subtlety, he gave the signal, and they turned back, and marched all the night until every one had returned unto his house.

1308. And the war was strong in the borders of Siena at that time. And they went against Monte Cielis, and the lords of Siena sent thither men of valor, who made among the Spaniards a great slaughter. And the horsemen of the emperor fell upon them, wherefore the men of Siena drew back into the city. And Monte Cieli was besieged; yea, the men of the emperor besieged it round about, and battered its walls, until they

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“ God has delivered it into our hand.” And the Italians envied them, and every man's sword was against his fellow*, and their voices were heard from afar. And when the men of the city saw this, some of them also went out abroad, and made among the Spaniards a great slaughter; and the rest drew back, when they saw that evil was determined against them. And Pope Julio del Montef sent messengers unto the emperor, to ask of him the peace of his people. And also unto France he sent messengers at that time. And the emperor consented, and made a covenant of peace with the lords of Siena ; and the pope was the surety between them. And the emperor sent his troops whom he had there unto the kingdom of Naples, to guard all the coasts thereof against the French ships which went out with the Turkish ships to ravage those places; and the fame of them went throughout the whole earth.

1309. And in the month Abib, at the time when kings go forth to battles, the emperor armed his trained servants, and turned his face toward France by the way of Picardy, and encamped against Terouennell, and besieged it several days; and he battered its walls, and made mines under

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God has delivered it into our hand.” And the Italians envied them, and every man's sword was against his fellow*, and their voices were heard from afar. And when the men of the city saw this, some of them also went out abroad, and made

among the Spaniards a great slaughter; and the rest drew back, when they saw that evil was determined against them. And Pope Julio del Montet sent messengers unto the emperor, to ask of him the peace of his people. And also unto France he sent messengers at that time. And the emperor consented, and made a covenant of peace with the lords of Siena; and the pope was the surety between them. And the emperor sent his troops whom he had there unto the kingdom of Naples, to guard all the coasts thereof against the French ships which went out with the Turkish ships to ravage those places; and the fame of them went throughout the whole earth.

1309. And in the month Abib, at the time when kings go forth to battles, the emperor

armed his trained servants, and turned his face toward France by the way of Picardy, and encamped against Terouennell

, and besieged it several days; and he battered its walls, and made mines under * Jud. vii. 22; 1 Sam. xiv. 20.

. Prov. vi, 1.

§ 2 Sam. xi. 1.

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valor in great multitudes; and he went out against the emperor with a numerous people, and with a mighty hand.

1310. In those days, when the Duke Maurice and the Marquess Alberto were in their house, after the emperor had sent them away from him, there was strife between them, and they gathered together men of valor. And those that were numbered of the duke were about twenty thousand footmen, and three thousand horsemen. And the host of the marquess was about sixteen thousand footmen, and four thousand horsemen. When they joined battle, the earth shook at their voice, and there fell of them about fifteen thousand niên;

and the hand of the men of the duke prevailed; and they took Alberto alive. And when the shooters shot, they slew Maurice, , so that he fainted and died*. And it came to pass, when they were amazed, that Alberto fled from them, and returned unto his place, and into his country, and the war ceased.

1311. In that year, in the month of June, fire fell from heaven upon the high tower which was at Cremona; and it devoured the wood upon which the bells rested, and the shop which was at the lower part of the tower. And it burned

* Jonah iv. 8.

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valor in great multitudes; and he went out against the emperor with a numerous people

, and with a mighty hand.

1310. In those days, when the Duke Maurice and the Marquess Alberto were in their house, after the emperor had sent them away from him, there was strife between them, and they gathered together men of valor. And those that were numbered of the duke were about twenty thousand footmen, and three thousand horsemen. And the host of the marquess was about sixteen thousand footmen, and four thousand horsemen. When they joined battle, the earth shook at their voice, and there fell of them about fifteen thousand men; and the hand of the men of the duke prevailed; and they took Alberto alive. And when the shooters shot, they slew Maurice, so that he fainted and died*. And it came to pass, when they were amazed, that Alberto fled from them, and returned unto his place, and into his country, and the war ceased.

1311. In that year, in the month of June, fire fell from heaven upon the high tower which was at Cremona; and it devoured the wood upon which the bells rested, and the shop which was at the lower part of the tower. And it burned

Jonah iv. 8.

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