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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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all night under arms, at their ppft without ftir-ring, until about fix o'clock on Sunday-morn-ing. They eat a morfel (landing or fitting, and quaffed a cup or So of wine, which was brought to them from the village of Aljuba-rota. .At.fun-rife, the king of Portugal ordered twelve knights to mount their horfes, and fcour the country, to fee if there were any bodies of men affembled together. When they had rode for and near, on their return, they said they had feen nothing but dead men. * Of them we have no fear/ faid the king, who gave orders for the army to march to the village of Aljuba-rota, where they were to halt the rest of the day and that night until Monday morning. Upon this they decamped, leaving the church of Aljubafota, and quartered themfelves in the village the whole of Sunday and the following night. On the Monday-morning, it was ordered in council that they (hould return to Lifbon, and the trumpets founded to decamp. They then formed themfelves in handfome array, and* took the road to Lifbon. • On the Tuefday, the king entered the city, amid an immense concourfe of people, with great glory and triumph, and was conducted by a numerous company of min-ftrels, and a long proceffion of churchmen, who had come out to meet him as far as the palace. As he rode through th# • ftreets, all the people, and even children, paid him the greateft refpect and reverence, fhouting out, c Long live th* poble king of Portugal]^ to whom ,God has bee VOL. VII, " U graeio .289-


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