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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 269



tries, who come to feek the chance of arms and adventures :' there are fome of us who have even come from the town of Calais to ferve-you/ c On my troth,' faid the king, € you and they are very welcome : your arrival gives us much joy ; and know, that we fhadl very fliortly employ you. We have been, for a time, (hut up here, which has tired us much -y but we will take the advan-tage of the field, as the Spaniards have done.1 ' We defiré nothing better/ anfwered the cap-tains ; € and entreat we may fpeedily fee our «nemies/ CHAP. XXXVI. - . THE KING OF PORTUGAL ISSUES HIS ORDERS FOR HIS ARMY TO MARCH TOWARDS SANTAREN.-~ THE,KING OF CASTILLE QUITS THAT PLACE - TO MEET HIM. rTpHE king of Portugal had thefe new comers . to dine in the palace of Lifbon, and ordered them to be well lodged in the city, and their pay to be advanced them for three months. ' The king made his fecretaries draw up letters, which he fent throughout the realm, commanding all perfons capable of bearing arms to come inftantly to Lifbon, under pain of hie difpleafure. Few paid any obedience to thefe letters, and too Many remained at home ; for three parts of the S 2 kingdom 259


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