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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
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sss They then a&.ed the king, if Armenia was h totally loft that there were no means of recover-' ing it. € Yes indeed/ he replied, c unlefs a force fuperior to the Turks and Tartars crofs the mountains and conquer Greece ; for except* ug the town of Courth, which is the entrance to my kingdom, and as yet remains to Chrift-endom, the infidels have poifefsion of all the reft: and, where the churches ufed to be, they have placed their idols and their mabomets.' c And this town of Courth, is it ftrong ?' c Aye, in God's name is it,' faid the king of Armenia: • it is not to be taken unlefs by treachery or a very long fiege; for it is fituated in a dry fpot on the fea-fhore, and between two rocks that cannot be approached. Should the Turks or Tartars gain it, and 'another good town not far diftant, called Aldelphe,* all Greece must inevi-tably be loft, and Hungary befides in a fhort time afterwards.' The king of Armenia was alked if Hungary were on the frontiers of the Turks and Tartars. He faid it was; but nearer to the Turks and the territories of Amurat than to any other potentate. cIt is very extraor* dinary,' they replied, ' that Amurat, who is fo valorous, and fuch a conqueror, ihould leave fo near a neighbour in peace,' Mn God's naxoe/ anfwered the king, c he has not for fome time even pretended to keep peace with Hungary, ell where thefe territories are, but he has not been able to nd them out, and thinks there mult have been fome niis-lies in their names. * Aldelphe. Q. If not meant for Delpho*. but


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