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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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sè 'they then (elected thofe who were to wait on the king of Portugal: fir William Helmon • was chofen by the Engliffc, fir Thomas Simon by thfe Germans, the lord de Châteauneuf by the Gaf. cons. Thefe three knights fèt out, t and conti^ nued their journey until they came to, Llfbon, where they found the king, who received them handfomely, aiked from them the news, and what their companions were doing? c My lord/ they replied, 1 they are all in very good health, and would willingly make fome ex* curfions, and employ this feafon otherwife than they do; for long idlenefs is not agreeable to them/ ' Well/ faid the king, 'theyfhall very ihortly make an excurfion, and I will accompany them, and you will let them know this from me/ c My lord/ anfwered fir William, ' we are fent hither by their orders* to tell you, that fince their arrival in this country, they have neither had loan nor payment from you, and that they are not fatisfied; for whoever wishes to obtain* the love and fervice of men at arms muft pay them better than you have hitherto done, the neglect of which they have for fome time taken to heart; for they know not on whom they depend, and have thrown the blame on our captains, fo that the affair was on the point of taking a very difagreeable turn. Our chiefs excufed themfelves, as it was known they had not received any thing. Now, know fora truth, they will bè paid their full pay, ifyou wish ' their feryices ; and if you will not pay them, they affure you by us, that they will pay themfelves from your country. Therefore corifider well this bufinefs,


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