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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.2

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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.2
page 488



The king thus replied : ' I am but ill prepared at this place to give you a complete anfwer ; and, as I imagine, you muft all be much fatigued : if you will go and refrefh yourfelves in Calais for two or three days, I will confider your requefts this night, and to-morrow will fend you fuch an anfwer as ought to be fatisfaétory to you in reafon, 'and according to my means/ Thefe lords then left the king and the duke, and advanced towards Calais. When they had marched about half a league, ttyey met a great number of handfome waggons, and foon after the prince of Wales, who, as well as all his attendants, were moft brilliantly armed, and in fuch numbers that the whole coun-try feemed covered with them : they marched flowly in clofe order, as if they were about to en-gage in battle, and always a league or two in the^ rear of the king's divifion, with their baggage and provifions between them ; which arrangement the foreign lords viewed with delight. Thefe lords attentively confidered this array, and refpeétfully faluted the prince, the barons, and the other lords that were with him. After the prince had courteoufly and handfomely received them, like one who knew well how to do fo, on their taking leave, they informed him alfo of their poverty and. fituation, befeeching him that he would have the gooduefs to attend to their necefiities. The prince liftened to them, and cheerfully complied with their requeft. f They then rode on, and came to Calais, where they took up their lodgings. The fécond day


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