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On his arrival at Venice, he had borrowed large sums at exorbitant usury; but his
coffers were empty, his creditors were impatient, and his person was detained as
the best security for the payment. His eldest son Andronicus, the regent of ...
The land was occupied by the Turks; but the navigation of Venice was safe and
open ; Italy received him as the first, or at least as the second, of the Christian
princes; Manuel was pitied as the champion and confessor of the faith; and the ...
His triumphal entry at Venice, A. D. 1438, Feb. 9. ; - * THE DECLINE AND FALL
contend with the Latins in the extent of their spiritual empire. The precious vases
of St Sophia were exposed to the winds and waves, that the patriarch might ...
After an hospitable entertainment of fifteen days, Palaeologus pursued his
journey by land and water, from Venice to Ferrara ; and on this occasion, the
pride of the Vatican was tempered by policy to indulge the ancient dignity of the
In the distribution of public and private rewards, the liberal pontiff exceeded their
hopes and his promises : the Greeks, with less pomp and pride, returned by the
same road of Ferrara and Venice; and their reception at Constantinople was such
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