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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 303



• spat • for him, and it alfo happened, tfyat he even fent for fome, to whom he nevçr opened, his. lips during thefe three, days. On the Tuefday, in the evening, he called his brother Arnold William, and faid to him in a low voice,—* Our people have had" a defperate battle, which has vexed me very much, for it has happened to tbetp juft as I had foretold at their departure.' A^rnçld William, who was a wise man and a prudent knight, well, acquainted with the temper of his brother, was filent. The count, anxious to cheer up his courage, for he had too long, nurtured in his brçaft this fad news, added,— € By Grod, fir Arnold, it is juû as I have told you; and very foon we shall have news of it. Never has the country of Béarn ' fuffered fo feyerely for thefe hundred years pall, as it has now at this battle in Portugal.' Many knights and fquires who were prefent, and he^rd the words of the coupt, were afraid to fpeak, but commented within themfelves on them. Within ten days, the truth was known from thofe who had beep in the battle, and they firft tol4 the count, and all who wiflied to hear them, every thipg relative to their difputes with the Caftillians and the event of the battle at Aljuba* rota. This renewed the grief of the count, and of thofe perfons belonging to the country who had loft brothers, relations, children, or friends. * Holy tytary !' faid I to the fquire, c how was it poffible for the count to know, or even to gttçfs at itf on the morrow after it had hap-U3 pened?


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