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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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2dfô defirous of deferring tie pay they had received and replied ; * Sir, you area great and powerful prince, and it little matters to you to pay theex-penfes of your army, efpecially when it is in its own country. We will not fay, but that, if it had been in à foreign land and deprived of pro-vifibn, the advicewhich has been given you would have been good : we fee, however, that it is as comfortably fituated here as if every man were at his owft home. We therefore fay (not indeed as a refolution of council, for your wifdom and prudence will enable you to choofe the best opinion), you ought to keep the field, which may eafily be done until Michaelmas, when per-haps your enemies will march out to meet you when you the leafl expect them, and thus they may be combated. We are very anxious for coûquefi, for our equipment has coitus very confiderably, and we have had many difficulties before we could come hither : we therefore ne-ver fhâll be of the opinion of your counsellors,, for We wifh to fee the enemy/ c By my head/ faid the king, f you fpeak well and loyally% and in this and on other occafions Twill henceforward take your advice, for my late lord and father as well as myfelf have always found your opinions fair and honourable. May God t have pity on the foul ' of fir Bertrand du Guefclin ! he was a good and loyal knight, and through his means we gained many important victories/ This conversation between the king of Caftille ànÔ'the'Foreiçil knights, as well as the advice tfiey had


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