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e pope. The ambassadors, recrossing the snows of those lofty mountains, returned to Berne and made their report.[681]
During this time the Savoyard troops had drawn closer round Geneva, and on the 7th of December had attacked the city. Rodolph Nägueli, the general’s brother, communicated to the 鏉窞鏈€濂界殑姘寸枟浼氭墍 council the offer made by Charles III. of a five months’ truce. But the Genevese replied: ‘How can the duke observe a truce of five months, when he cannot keep one of twenty days? He makes the proposal in order to starve us out. We will negotiate 鏉窞姘寸(澶氬皯閽?no more with him, except at the sword’s point. All delays are war to us. Give us your assistance, honored lords. We ask it not only in the name of our alliances, but in the name of the love you owe to your poor brethren in Christ. Do what you may, the hour 鏉窞妗戞嬁鎺掕姒?is come, and our God will fight for us.’ The herald was sent through the city, ordering every citizen to get his arms ready and to muster round their captains.[682]
=MAISONNEUVE’S EXERTIONS.=
At the same time Baudichon de la Maisonneuve, who was then in Switzerland, employed all his energies to awaken the sympathy of the people in 鏉窞瓒崇枟灏忓贩鍦ㄥ摢閲?favor of Geneva. At Berne, he sought support among the middle classes, among those who loved the Gospel and liberty, feeling persuaded that they would carry the magistrates with them. He was indefatigable and pleaded the cause of his country in private 鏉窞澶滅敓娲绘鎷?houses, in society, and in the council. He labored as if desirous of repairing the fault he had committed in allowing
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himself to be outwitted at Coppet by the Savoyard statesmen. The government of Lullin, being informed of the exertions of the Genevese citizen, ordered him to be seized when he attempted to cross the territory of Vaud 鏉窞涓嬫矙涓嶆瑙勮冻娴村簵 on his return home. De la Maisonneuve was filled with joy, for he was succeeding in his efforts; the good cause was gradually gaining the upper hand in Berne; but one thing distressed him: he received no news from Geneva, and could not go there 鏉窞妗戞嬁鎸夋懇鍥剧墖 to communicate his great expectations to his fellow-countrymen. ‘I have received no news at all from you,’ he wrote on the 9th of December to the council, ‘no more than if I were a Jew or a Saracen. If I could pass, I would not remain here; but I am 鏉窞娌瑰帇鍙互骞?warned that I am watched on all sides, as a mouse is watched by a cat. Know that those of Basle and other cantons who belong to the Gospel are willing to employ all their power to help us. In a short time you will see wonders and how God will work.'[683]
Meanwhile the severity of the weather had become extreme; the nobles who were blockading 鏉窞榫欏嚖璁哄潧419 Geneva鈥攖he De Montforts, De Gingins, De Burchiez, and others鈥攄etermined to go into winter quarters

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with their men. The Sire Mangerot de la Sarraz vainly conjured them to remain. ‘We are compelled to return,’ they said. The Genevans began to 鏉窞妗戞嬁鎸夋懇鍝効濂?breathe. Their enemies were departing, and the refugee Maigrot kept telling them that friends from France were about to ‘arrive in numbers and full of courage.’ The citizens began thus to discern some gleams of light through the darkness which surrounded 鏉窞妗戞嬁姘寸枟浼氭墍 them.
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