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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.6

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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.6
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he depended. On hearing this, and that .there were expectations of war in Spain, they were much rejoiced : many whQ wifhed to advance their fame made ready, and took the roa4 thither. The canon de Ijtaberfac*, who was with hi^ Englifh and Gafcon companions in Befioufe, one day faid ; c My dear gentlemen, I think we re-main here not much to our honour, when we have never as yet made any attempt on our enemies : they will not think the better of us for it. If you will take my advice, let us fend to entreat the king to allow us to attack them/ They $U replied, c We fire perfectly willing tp dp fo/ Sir John Canbouichf was ordered to carry this meffage, which be cheerfully undertook. He came to the king at Iifbon, wherehepunctually delivered his meflage^. The king replied, he was unwilling for them to undertake any expedition} and, whatever the knight might urge he could never make him change his opinion. He return-ed, therefore, to his friends, telling them t^G king would nqt comply with their requeft. They were muph enraged at it, and faid among them-felves, that it was not becoming men at arms t^ continue fo long in g^rrifqn without attempting fome feats of arms : they mutually agreed tq make aq excurfion. In confequence, they took * The canon de Robcrfac's name was Theodore. He was governor of Ardres in the 45th of Edward III. and, in the 3d of Richard II. was employed by the king to treat with the fljuke of Juliers concerning his homage. Cartes Rolics Frapço*** + Canbouich. g. ' ' .... . the ft


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