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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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returned to Angoulême, to affift at the noble tour-nament which the prince held, where there were plenty t)f knights and fquires. Soon after this feaft, the king of Cyprus took his leave of the prince and of the knights of the country, but not before he had related to them the principal reafon of his vifit, and for what caufe he had put on the red crofs which he wore : how the pope had bleffed this expedition, which was de-ferving of every praife ; and how the king of France through devotion, as well a6 many other great lords, had put it on, and had fworn to its execu-tion. The prince and the knights made him a courteous anfwer, faying, that in truth it was an expedition in which every man of worth or honor was in* terefted ; and that, if it pleafed God, and the pat fage were open, he would not be alone, but would be followed by all thofe who were defirous to ad-vance themfelves. The king of Cyprus was well pleafed with this fpeech, and took his departure ; but fir John Chan-dos attended him, until he had quitted the princi-pality. It appears to me, that he went back into France, and took the road towards Paris, in the hopes of finding the king of France returned home : but it was not fo ; for he was flili at the palace of the Savoy, confined to his bed by ficknefs, of which he grew wprfe every day, to the great uneafinefs of the king of England and his queen, as the mod leaned phyficians had declared him to be in much danger. The Î24


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