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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 373



been a party concerned in all of them : he was but lately arrived, intending to embark for Pruffia, whither his valour led him. f his intelligence rejoiced me much, and I fet out from Bruges in company with a Portuguefe, well acquainted with the knight. On our arrival at Sluyes, we embarked, and, thanksto God, ar-rived fafely at Middleburgh. I made myfelf ac-quainted, through my companion, with the knight, whom I found prudent, honourable, gracious and pleafant. I remained with him about fix days, and might have done fo longer had I pleafed, when the knight told me all that had happened in the wars between Caftille and Portugal, from the death of king Ferdinand un-til the time he had left that country. He re-lated it fo clearly and fully that I had great de-light in hearing him, and in writing down what he had faid. When I had learnt all I wanted, and found the wind to be favourable, I took leave of the knight : he accompanied me to the veffel, as did feveral rich merchants of his country, who had come from Bruges hither to fee him, as well as other good people of Middleburgh. In his com-pany was the fon of the count de Novaire, in Por-tugal, and other knights and fquires from thofe parts : but greater refpect was paid to don Juan than to any of the others : and certainly, from what I faw, he was very deferving of it, for he was a handfome well made man formed for vigorous exploits. • • I returned thence, through Bruges, home, where 383


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