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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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joy. They did not expect any further battle that day, and entertained their prifoners hand-fomely, faying to them,—' Do not be caft down: you have valiantly fought, and have been conquered fairly : we will behave to yqa as generoufly as wç fhould wilh to be dealt with ourfelves, wrere we in your fituation. You must come and recruit y ourfelves in the good city of Lifbon, where you fhall have every comfort/ Thofe to whom fuch fpeeches were made, replied by returning thanks. Some were ranfomed on the fpot, and others faid they-would wait the event, for they did not imagine things would remain as they then were, but thft the king of Spain would come with the main army and deliver them. As the king of Caftille and his people were drawing near to Aljubarota, news of what had happened fpeedily came to them from the run-aways (for unfortunate indeed is the battle whence #o one efcapes) who cried aloud and with piuch fear,—* Sir king, advance ; for yoijr whole yap battalion "are either flain or made mU foners, apd there is no hope of deliverance bt}t from you/ Whep the king heard thjs, he was miicty enraged, and yrith reafon, for it too nearly cpncgrned "him: lie inftantly gaye onjeri to march, faying, f March banners, in the naqie of God. aid St. George : let tis h^ften to #ie refpue of our friends who haye been captured, for they jiaye nçed of us/ " T[^e Caftilli^ns began to quicken their march in dole ordçr : it wa$ pow paft vefpers, and the fun 881


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