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A fertile kingdom, five hundred miles in length and in breadth, might have
satisfied the ambition of a subject; but Timour aspired to the dominion of the
world; and before his death, the crown of Zagatai was one of the twenty-seven
crowns which ...
He was no more than four-and-twenty years of age at the death of Manuel, who
recommended him, in the strongest terms, to his successor : Imprimis vero hunc
Phranzen tibi commendo, qui ministravit mihi fideliter et diligenter, (Phranzes, l. ii.
... after new perils of captivity or death, consoled by his presence an afflicted
kingdom. But the last and most glorious action of his life was the defence of
Belgrade against the powers of Mahomet the Second in person. After a siege of
forty days, ...
*-y- and death. A. D. 1467, Jan. 17. of Epirus, his partial biographers may safely
indulge the latitude of romance; but their fictions are exposed by the light of
Italian history; and they af. ford a strong presumption against their own truth, by a
... the disputes and misfortunes of the two brothers Phranza (l. iii. c. 21–30.) is too
partial on the side of Thomas; Ducas (c. 44. 45.) is too brief, and Chalcondyles (I.
viii. ix. x.) too diffuse and digressive. ** by the death of the Emperor Constantine ...
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