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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
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If4" especially' by queen Fhilippa, to the accomplifeed king of Cyprus. In truth, he was deferring of them, for he had come a long way, and at a great expenfe, to vifit them, to exhort the king to put ox\ the red crofs, and aiift in regaining countries now occupied by the enemies of God. But the king of England politely and wifely excufed himfelf, by faying ; 4 Certainly, my good coufin, I have every inclination to undertake this expedition ; but I am growing too old, and fhall leave \t to my children. I make no doubt, that when it fhall Jiave been begun, you will not be alone, but will be followed moft willingly by my knights and fquires.* c Sir,* replied the king of Cyprus, c what you fay fatisfies me. I verily believe they will come, in order to ferve God, and do good to themfelves ; but you mufl: grant them permiffion fo to do ; for the knights of your country are eager in fuch expe, ditions.' 6 Yes/ anfweredlhe king of England ; c I •will never oppofe fuch a work, unlefs fome things fhould happen to me or to my kingdop which I dp not at this moment foréfee,* The king of Cyprus could never obtain any thing more from king Edward, in refpeâ; to thi§ croifade ; but, as long as he remained, he was politely and honorably feafled with a variety of grand fuppers. About this time king David * of Scotland had fome affairs to tranfyâ with king Edward that made it * King David. It appears by Rymer, from the paflport granted him. by king Edward, the 29th February 1364» that David


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