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By his ambassadors, Manuel had solicited the Latin powers; but it was thought
that the presence of a distressed monarch would draw tears and supplies from
the hardest barbarians f; to the court of France, A. D. I4do, June 3.; and the
... of gun-powder and cannon, which is now diffused over the greatest part of the
world. II. The kingdom of FRANCE is spread above fifteen or twenty days journey
from Germany to Spain, and from the Alps to the British Ocean, containing many ...
A long war had impaired the strength, without satiating the animosity, of France
and Englandf; but Philip, Duke of Burgundy, was a vain and magnificent prince;
and he * In the year 1431, Germany raised 40,000 horse, men at arms, against
... the Paulician sect, was successfully transplanted into the soil of Italy and
France; the Gnostic visions were mingled with the simplicity of the gospel; and
the enemies of the clergy reconciled their passions with their conscience, the
desire of ...
He was engaged, by promise and affection, to prefer the residence of France;
and, after dragging his court through Poitou and Gascogny, and devouring, by his
expence, the cities and convents on the road, he finally reposed at Avignon", ...
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