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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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ÙS have left our country to oblige yoy. You are therefore our chief, and we muft look to you for our pay, of which hitherto we have not received any thing ; for, as to the king of Portugal, we fhould never have come to his country, nor en-tered his fervice, if you had not been our pay-mafter. However, if you fay that the war con-cerns only the king of Portugal, and that you are not interefted in it, we will foon pay ' our-felves our fubfidy, for we will overrun the coun-try, let the confequences be what they may/ c Sounder,' replied the earl, € I do not fay that jrou ought not to be paid ; but, that if you over-run this country, you will throw great blame on me, as well as on the king of England, who is fo flrictly allied to the king of Portugal/ 'And what would you have us do?' afked Sounder. c I will/ replied the earl, that you jchoofe three of our knights, an Englifhman, a Gafcon and a German, and that thefe three fet out for Lifbon, to explain' to the king this bufi-jiefs, and the length of time he has delayed pay-ment to our companions. When you (hall thus have Summoned him, you will have a better right to follow your own inclinations/ 4 By my faith,' faid the canon de Roberfac, c my lord of Cambridge fays well, and fpe^ks wisely and boldly.' They all agreed to this 3aft propofal ; but, notwithstanding, they would nQt take dowij Jhe pennon of St. George, faying that fmcè Jthey had, unanimoufly raifed it in Portugal, they would not lower it ?a$ long as they 0iould femain there.; ' ' ' I . They


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