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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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in the harbour of Sandwich ; for, two years after-wards, I faw it there at anchor. . The king of Cyprus left England *, and crofled the fea to Boulogne. ' Having learnt on the road, that the king of France, the duke • of Normandy, the lord Philip, youngeft fon to king John, and the • Barnes, in his hiftory of Edward 111. fays, that the king of Denmark and the dake of Bavaria accompanied him to England, and that their paffports were dated 6th December. In Rymer, there is a paflport for Waldemar king •£ Denmark, dated the ift of February 1364, to continue to the enfuing Michaelmas, for himfelf and three hundred horfe-men, &c, but not one word is faid of the king of Cyprus, nor of the duke of Bavaria. « Anno reg. 31. 1357—Henry Picard, vintner mayor of London, in one day did furaptuoufly feaft Edward king of England, John king of France, the king of Cyprus '(then newly arrived in England), David king of Scots, Edward prince of Wales, with many noblemen and others : and after, the faid Henry Picard kept his hall againft all comers who-foever that were willing to play at dice and hazard. 4 In like manner, the lady Margaret, his wife did alfo keep her chamber to the fame intent. ' The king of Cyprus playing with'Henry Picard in his hall, did win of. him fifty marks ; but Henry being very fkilful in that art, altering his hand, did after win of the faid king the fame fifty marks and fifty marks more ; which ' when the faid king began to take in ill part, although he diflembled the fame, Henry faid unto him, * My lord and , king, be not aggrieved : I covet not your gold, but your play ; for I have not bid you hither that I might grieve you, but that amongd other things I might try your play ;* t and gave ^ him his money again, plentifully be (lowing his own amongft the retinue. Befides, he gave many rich, gifts to the king and other nobles and knights who dined with him, to the great glory of the citizens of London in, thofe days.'—St owe's Chronicle. • ' * council ii6


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