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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.3

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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.3
page 119



TA«ojfe, the earl of En, the earl of Dampmartfa, the earl of Tancarville, the lord Arnold d'André-ghen, the grand prior qf France, the lord Bouci-csat and many knights there prefent. The king of Çypms was highly piegfed, and returned fervent tfeaafcfl to the Lord • for having infplred theif hearts. Thus, as ypfc have heard, the king of France îH# thofe barons ?nd knights that were with him, put the vermilion crofs upon their outward robes. The holy father gave it his benedi&ion, and ordered it to be preachçd in many places : not, however, throughout all Chriftendom, for a reafon 1 will give. The king of Cyprus (who had come thither with the intention of forming this croifade, having promifed himfelf much pleafure in vifiting the em* perpr and all the great barons of the empire, the lptg of England and the chief princes of Chriften* (kr$, which he did* as this hiftory hereafter wilt fhev you,) offered to the holy father and to the Jéfig ctf France his perfon*l fervices, his wealth and h» eloquence, whoever he ihould arrive or make any ftay, in remonftrating and arguing the grace mi devotion of this expedition, in order to excite all thofe princes mi lords to join in it who before |ad not had much religion* . Th» faid king was fo much honored, as it was but juft he Ihoijld be, that, from the eloquence and warmth with which he would difplay the value of this expedition to the different princes, he would pin p#fi far* tliii # the pre^hments. The IOJ


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