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the seamen of Genoa melted away*, fear and dread fell upon themt, and they fled, when there was none to pursuef, for the dread of Barbarossa fell upon them; and his fame went throughout the whole worlds.

869. In the same month, which is the month Elul, two hundred and ninety-four, the men of Genoa fortified the walls of the city, and set the battering-rams of brass round about it. And they set up watchmen every day and night, for the man Barbarossa went on increasing, and his fame went throughout the whole world. His dread fell upon them. And they said, “ Go to, let us build unto us a fortified wall, and towers round about it; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth|l,” and they did so. And Genoa builded a fort for herself, and gathered silver like dust, and their heart was much lifted up.

870. And Barbarossa sailed to Africa and took Tunis, like a man who taketh the tip of the ear, and he abode there. And Muley Hassans the king, and her hired men who were in the midst of her like fatted bullocks, fled away together; they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was

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come upon them, the time of their visitation*. And he went unto another country; and the war was strong between them in that year.

871. And Andrea Doria went unto Messina after he had passed over, to see what the day would bring fortht, and he hastened and returned to Genoa, but did not prolong his days there.

872. And the Pope Clement fell sick, and he died on the 26th day of the month of September on the day of the new year two hundred and ninety-fivet, and they buried him in the sepulchres of the popes. And the king's ships went to carry the cardinals to Rome, and they chose the cardinal Farneses, and he was a Roman; and they called his name Paul the Third until the day of his death. He builded the walls of the fortified city of Placentia|| ; and he set up her gates, and was highly exalted.

873. Also Alfonso, duke of Ferrara, ended his days on the last day of the month of October, and all the people of the country wept over him, and they buried him in the sepulchre of the dukes, and chose Hercules his firstborn son. And they made him to ride through the streets of the • Jer. lvi. 21.

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city*, and they called before him, “Bow the knee !t” And all the people of the country rejoiced, and he was unto them a shepherd all his days.

874. And unto the oppressedt, which fled from Portugal, he gave leave to dwell in his country.

875. And Girolamo Laskitos went unto Solyman the Turk, and found favor in his sight, who made him woywode, and governor over all Transylvania ; and he went out from him in peace. And it came to pass, when he returned, that the waiwode John bound him, and he set a watch over him, and the Turk sent Ludovico Gritti, a man of Venice; for Ludovico was great in the eyes of the Turk, and his fame went throughout all the provinces, and his heart was much lifted up. And Ludovico went to put Zibak|| the bishop of Waradin into the prison-house, and brought him down to the grave in blood; and it grieved Transylvania much, and they made a conspiracy against hims, and killed him, and the men who went with him; so the wrath of the Turk was kindled against them.

876. And Muley Hassan**, king of Tunis, sent messengers unto Charles the emperor, saying, * Esther vi. 11.

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“ Save me, I pray thee, from the mouth of Barbarossa, and deliver me from the horns of the Turk, and I will surrender unto thee the city and the fulness thereof*. In my land thou mayest build a fortress as it pleaseth thee, and I will pay the garrison of thy men therein with my own treasures, and we will be called by thy namet, and I will be a servant unto thee, bringing presents all my days. And the thing was pleasing in his sight, for he feared lest a fire should come out from Tunist, and devour all the maritime cities, both those which were nigh, and those which were afar off. And he gathered about thirty thousand men who made war with strength and valor, Spaniards, Italians, and Germans; and two thousand horses, and weapons of war and gunpowder, and corn and bread and victuals in abundance, and he led them down to the sea into ships, in Spain and Italy, and gave them provisions for the ways. The king of Portugal also filled his hands, and he also sent unto the emperor ships and soldiers, and there was not one stumbling person in his camp. And the ships which went out from Spain were three hundred, 216 THE IMPERIAL FLEET SAILS, A.M. 5295. small and great, besides one hundred ships which went out from Italy; the like was not seen in the seas of Tunis since it became a nation*.

* Amos vi. 8.

t i. e. We will recognize thy sovereignty. Comp. Is. iv. I. Dan. ix. 18, 19. | Judges ix. 20. Numb. xxi. 28.

§ Gen. xlv. 21. Il 17° 850, i. e. He took up the matter. | Ps. cv. 37.

877. And Barbarossa observed the thingt: for whatever was done in Italy and Spain, it was told unto him exactly, day by day. And he also gathered together a host and horsemen, Arabians in multitudes, besides the six thousand Turks, men of valor, whom he had brought over. And the night was unto them for watching, and the day for labort. And he had about six thousand men [P] captives, who made trenches round about. And he builded in Golettaş a fortress and bulwarks of cunning workmanship, to shoot therefrom with stones, and with arrows, and with cannon. And his renown went out far and wide, for he helped marvellously, yea, mightily.

878. And the ships of the emperor went out from Genoa, and from the rest of the cities of Italy, at the beginning of the month of April two hundred and ninety-five, in the year one thousand five hundred and thirty-five, and they went unto Sardinia, and the Marquess del Guasto was head over them. And they sojourned there until the emperor came, and the soul of the people

* Exod. iv. 24. I Nch. iv. 16.

* Gen. xxxvii. 11. § 70 bra.

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