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U 116 carried along like a wild beast, in the train of his conqueror. Nearly three years were passed by the once mighty Bajazet in this cruel state of durance ; at last being told that he must be carried into Tartary, and in despair of obtaining his freedom, he struck his head with such violence against the bars of his cage, as to put an end to his wretched lise. 50. John, king of France. This prince, says an old French chronicler, sold his own flesh ; for, in order to ease his subjects from paying his own ransom when taken prisoner by Edward the English prince, and confined in the Tower of London, he gave his daughter in marriage to the sovereign of Milan for a considerable sum of money. This alliance, though beneath the royal race of France, did honor to the sovereign, its motive being excellent, and could not disgrace the princess, as she became the instrument of