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*-y– and the palace, nay, the bed-chamber of the Pope, Mussulman prince. Two
officers of state, with a Latin interpreter, were sent in his name to the Roman court
, which was transplanted to Avignon, on the banks of the Rhone, during a period
One day, in the presence only of the historian Phranza", his favourite
chamberlain, he opened to his colleague and successor the true principle of his
negociations with the Pope #. “Our last resource,” said Manuel, “against the Turks
, is their ...
The 75,000 florins which they asked in this negociation of the Pope, (p. 9.), were
more than they could hope or want. - + I use indifferently the words durat and
florin, which de-. rive their names, the former from the Dukes of Miian, the latter
... troops of the Duke of Milan were at the gates; and as they occupied Romagna,
it was not without difficulty and danger, that the Pope, the Emperor, and the
bishops, explored their way through the unfrequented paths of the Apennine *.
Yet all ...
In his extreme danger, he applied to Pope Pius the Second for a refuge in the
ecclesiastical state; and his resources were almost exhausted, since Scanderbeg
died a fugitive at Lissus, on the Venetian territory f. His sepulchre was soon ...
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