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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.7

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.7
page 345



therefore, the princes of the weft do not apply a fpeedy remedy, the Turks will conquer all Greece, and bend it to their faith and laws. They already boaft they will do foj'and only laugh at the two popes, one at Rome and the other at Avignon, faying, € The two gods of Chriftendom are waging war againft each other, by which their government is weakened and èaiier to be deftroyedadding, c that thofe who ought to attend to this, act with fuch indif-ference as to leave it to its own ruin.' The king of Armenia was next asked if the fultan of Babylon and the cham of Tartary were the moft powerful princes among the infidels, Ignown to the Greeks, on the other fide of the mountains. ' By no means/ he replied ; f for the Turks have always been looked to as the moft wife and potent in war, as long as they are un-der an able chief $ and this they have had for thefe last hundred years : although the cbam completely governs the emperor of Constanti-nople, the Turkifh chief keeps him alfo under fubjectioiv The name of their prefent leader is Amurat, a prudent and able man both in arms arid council, of whom, to fay the truth, I have not any caufe of complaint, for he has never in-jured me, having carried his war against the king of Hungary.' cThis Amurat^ of whom you fpeak, is he then of fuch confequence and power, and fo much renowned and feared ?' ç Yes,' replied the king of Armenia; * and even more than I fay ; for, if the emperor of Constantino-ple and the king of Hungary are afraid of him. the caliph Qf Babylon and the cham of Tartar) equally 335


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