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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.7

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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.7
page 63



to forage, for they dared not do fo except in very large parties forfear of the wicked people of the country, who lay in wait for them, attacked and killed them. • ' • At laft, king Robert of Scotland arrived, with red bleared eyes, of the colour of fandal wool* which clearly fhewed he was no valiant man, but one who would rather remain at home than march to the field : he had, however, nine sons who loved arms. On the king's arrival at Edinburgh, the barons of France waited on him to pay him their refpects, as they well knew how to do : the earls of Douglas, Moray, Mar, Sutherland, and feveral more, were at this interview. The admiral requefted the king to fulfil the terms on which they had come to Scotland ; for that on his part he was refolved to enter England. Thofe barons of Scotland who were eager to ad-vance themfelves were much rejoiced at hearing this, and replied, that if it pleafed God, they would make fuch an inroad as fhould be both profitable and honourable. The king iffued his fummons for a very large armament : on the day fixed for their affembling at Edinburgh, there were thirty thoufand men on horfeback, who as they arrived took up their quarters after the manner of the country, but they had not every thing comfortable. Sir John de Vienne was very impatient to make an excurfion and to afford his men opportunities of performing gallant deeds of arms in England : he no fooner faw the arrival of the Scottifh men ES at -58


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