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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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from fo great a lord as don John of Castille, they were bound to ferve him/ He then fuffered them to go : but, as I have before related, the greater part never returned home again. CHAP. XLIX. » FROISSART TRAVELS TO MIDDLEBURGH IN ZEA-LAND, TO MAKE INQUIRIES FROM A KNIGHT, WHO IS GOING TO PRUSSIA, OF THE AFFAIRS OF PORTUGAL. WE will not yet quit the affairs of Portugal, as they ought not to be forgotten ; but the grand feats of arms which took place there fhould be chronicled, that thofe who come after our time may find them related and written down. It would be pity they were annihilated : and it was by means of clerks of former days, who en-registered histories, that facts are now known, for there is no memory equal to writing. In truth, I must fay, and I wifh thofe who in after times fhall come may know the fact, that I have takeq. infinite pains to feek out the truth of what was pafling in my day, and have travelled through many a kingdom and over many coun-tries for this purpofe. I have been perfonally acquainted with many valiant men, as well in France, England, Caftiile, Portugal, as in the duchies .361


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