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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.12

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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.12
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bf l^rtch, of the fultan, but laid he had foun4 him courteous and affable, even to thofe attached to his perfon ; that he was verjr well treated ; and he did not forget to tell the lords to whom he was fpeaking, that Bajazet, on his taking leave, to quit; Turkey, had faid, that he Was born to beaf arms, and make conquefts in this worid every yeat to a greater extent, and that he wifhed not to prevent his prifoners from again taking up arms againft him, for he would with plcafure meet, them in battle two, three, or four times if necef-fary ; and that it was his intention to march to Rome, and feed his horfe on the altar of Saint Peter. The count added, that the fultan thought our faith erroneous, and corrupted by thofe who who ought to have kept its purity ; and the Turks laughed and made their jokes at it. Many Sara-cens declare that Chriftianity, from the above caufe, will be deftroyed, and that the time is now come for its ruin ; and that Bajazet was born to accomplifh this, and be "king over all the world. 9 Such was the language the interpreter tran-flated to me ; and, from what I faw and heard, I believe they are pcrfe&ly well acquainted in Turkey, Tartary, Perfia, and throughout the whole of the infidels country, with our fchifms in the church, and how the Chriftians are at differ* ence, one with another, refpedting the two popes of France% and Italy -, and the Saracens are wonder* fully furprifed how the kings of the different coun* tries fufler it.* C a • This 1* .


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