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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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_ . . . . * 389 , . The bifhop of Norwich carried them with him beyond fea, and thus retarded the expedition to Portugal/ ' I vow to God, my lord/ faid the fquire, * we in Lifbon thought that there had fomething happened in England to prevent your coming to us. We managed, however, as well as we could, and bore up fgainft the power of the king of Caftiile, which was not fraall ; for he had upwards of fixty thoufand men on fea and land, and menaced daily to deftroy us without mercy, and burn Lifbon to the ground. / Daring this fiege of Lisbon, a Iqrd of our country called d'Acofta, did us a notable piece of fervice, and gained by it great renown. He freighted and armed twenty galleys at' Oporto frith good men at arms and provifion, with which fie put to fea, and by the grace of God, having a favourable wind to fécond their exertions, paffed through theSpanifh fleet, confifting of.one hun-dred great veffels, that were laying at anchor before Lisbon, fo opportunely that,whether t hey would or not, he arrived in the port with all his galleys unhurt,xarryingwith him four of the ene-my's Veffels which he had compered. The in-habitants were very much rejoiced at' the fuc-cefs and arrival of the lord çTAeofta. .. • ,f By my faith,' faid the duke, this lord d'Aôofta did you indeed a grpat fervice. Now, Lawrence, relate to me how tbfs fiçge was faifed, for I am well Satisfied with your conver-sation/ c My lord/ replied the fquire, € the fiege làfted, as I have Said, upwards of a year, for th^ king of Castille hadjfworb he would never break it up until Lisbon were under his pbedi-C-c 3 " ence,


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