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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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flopped for the arrival of bis people, who were coming to him from every quarter. When duke Frederick of Bavaria arrived at the army, the great barons of France, in order to do him honour, went out to meet him, as he had come from fuch a diftant country to ferve the king, who entertained him, handfomely, and Was thankful for his arrival. . He caufed him to be quartered as near to himfelf as poffible during the whole expedition, as was but juft. In the army were full three hundred thou-fand horfes : and it was wonderful where pro-* vifions could coifte%from, or be found to fupply fuch an army. At times, indeed, there was a fcarcityj at others, they had abundance. The count Guy de Blois, who refided at Beaumont in Hainault, nôtwithftandiftg he was not yet recovered from the long illnq^ he had been vi-fited with during the fummer, thought it would not be for his honour to remain idle, when fo many great and powerful princes and lords were in the field ; befides, inquiries had been made after him, as he was one of the leaders of the rear-ward. It was therefore better for him to join them, trailing to the will of God, than to remain behind under a fuppofition of "dif-' fetnbling. This gallant lord began his journey ; but as he was unable to ride, he ordered his litter, and took leave of the lady his wife, and of his fon Lewis. Several of his council, on account of . the great heat and clofenefs of the weather, looked on this journey as a wrong meafure, whilft »03


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