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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.5

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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.5
page 394



• At laft, they had a wind which drove them back again into the Spanifh main, whether they would or not. When the wind became calm, they an-chored, and, by good fortune, fell in with two large fhips, going, as the crews faid, to Lifbon* from Flanderç, laden with merchandife and wines. Thefe knights tacked about, and, having hoifted their pennons, followed the Lifbon fhips, who hav-v' ing only merchants on board, were not perfeâly " eafy on feeing this armed vefTel approach, with the banners of St. George difplayed in various parts of it. However, when they came nearer, finding.-'"' who they were, -they rejoiced to fee them. Thefe . merchants put the knights once more in great peril, and I will tell you how. The knights inquired if they could give thenfc any intelligence ; and they, in anfwer, faid, rhaç the king of Portugal and the Englifh were in Spain, and had befieged the king of Caftillc. They were delighted*with this news, and declared they would go thither, as they were now near the fhores of Seville. They then left the wine-merchants, and ordered their mariners to make fail for Seville, as their friends were there at die fiege. They anfwercd,, r In God's name, will we obey you h and, having fleered for Seville, came very near the harbour. The Tailors, who were prudent and wifhed not to run their matters into any danger, ordered a boy to climb the maft, and, fee if there were any appear-ance of a . fiege, either by land or water, before Seville. The boy, who had a good fight, aqfwered -he faw nothing like it. The Tailors then, addrefling • their 6tt


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