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Such undutiful neglect was severely reproved by the piety of his brother Manuel,
who instantly sold or mortgaged all that he possessed, embarked for Venice,
relieved his father, and pledged his own freedom to be responsible for the debt.
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
Indifference of Manuel towards the Latuns, A. D. I 402– 1 + 1 7. merce, and its
inevitable consequences". Informed as we are of the customs of old England, and
assured of the virtue of our mothers, we may smile at the credulity, or resent the ...
His priVate silotives. opportunity of unfolding the most secret intentions of Manuel
, as he explained them in a private conversation without artifice or disguise. In his
declining age, the Emperor had associated John Palatologus, the second of ...
*-y- Foundation of the Greek language in Italy by Manuel Chrysoloraş. A. D. 1390
– 1 4 5' But the faint rudiments of Greek learning, which Petrarch had encouraged
, and Boccace had planted, soon withered and expired. The succeeding ...
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