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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 239



û±5 • this danger, but embarked on board a vefTel, with his wife, his daughters, don Fernando de Caftro, and whatever he had amafled of money and jewels, and put to fea in the night. The wind, however, was fo contrary, that they could not clear the coaft, but wete- obliged to return, and again to eater the caftle of Corunna. Don Pedro then demanded from his knight, don Fernando de Çaftro, complaining of his evil fortune, m which was fo much againft him, what was beft to, be done. * My lord/ replied the knight, ' before you leave this place, I think it would be proper that you fend fome perfon to your coufin the prince of Wales, to know if he will receive you, and to entreat of him, for God's fake, that he would attend to yojir diftrefs. He is in a manner bound to it, from the ftrong connexion that has fubfifted between the king his father, and yours in former times. The prince of Wales is of fuch a noble and gallant dif-pofition that, when he fhall be informed of your misfortunes, * he will certainly take compaffion ,on you : and, if he fhould determine to replace you on your " throne, there is no one, fir, that co.uld oppofe him, fo much is he redouted by all the world, and beloved by foldiers. You are now fafe where you are j for this fortrefs will hold out until fome intelligence fhall be brought you from Acquitaine.* Don «Pedro immediately aflented to this : a letter, in a moft-lamentable and piteous ftrain, was written : and a knight, with two fquires, having been in-ftrufted to undertake this employ, cheerfully ac-cepted it, dire&ly put to fea, and made fail for " • Vol. HI. Q Bay.


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