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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
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irom the king of Ga&ille; but this war-between Spain and Portugal will be foQn ended, when we hope if it pleafe God, to return in good health to you/ ; * Soon eîidedF exclaimed the count: cnot fo foon, for it is now but beginning. There is a new king in Portugal, and they have fent to ^England for fuppbrt. This difpute in which you are about to engage is of a nature to iaft a long time, and keep you in the field ; for you will not be fought withal until the arrival of the duke of. Lancafter and his reinforcements, fo that your pay will coftyou dear enough.' € My lord,' they anfwered, c fince we have gone fo far, we muft conclude the bufinefs.' •.* God help you?f fàid the count ; * but come, let us go now to dinner, for it is time/ The count, with his barons and knights, enter-ed the hall where the tables were laid, and dined magnificently and at their leifure, for they were ferved with all things becoming fuch a day. The count, after dinner, conducted his knights into ' his galleries, where he was ufed to folace him* felfin the afternoons, and, again addreffingthem, faid,—« Indeed, my good gentlemen, lam much " vexed that you leave my country ; not that I am forry for your advancement and honour, for ' on every bccafion I would attend to it and exalt it; but I am forry on your own account, for you are the flower of chivalry of Béarn, and are going into a foreign land. I will advife you, and have Tefore %id Sq, Xq give up this expedition and R 3 * leav SA5


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