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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 411



the king held a council to confider how he ffiouli act; when the nobles declared fpr march-ing to meet their enemies, and not fhutting theihfelvés up in atay town of the kingdom ; for, if they were inclofed, tKey muft remain fo, âtnd the Caftillians ih the mean time, would ôvërftïh the country at their eafe, and in the èid ftàrvè ihërfi into fifbmiffion. But if they marched, £nd polled themfelves advantageoufly to wait the enemyj it would be the moft ad-Vîfâblè ; c for/ added they, c we know, my lota, that yôu will never enjoy peaceably thé croWii ^ë have placed on your head before you hà?é Ëëd k battle, and have once or twice de: feated your adverfary, the king of Caftille, and all the force he ëâri bring agaihft you. If we gain the' victory, the kingdom is* yours; and, fhould wé be overthrown, it will ftill remain in fàfpenfè. It ïi bf far more honourable to fëek Our, énèmfég lhal' wait to be fought for ; and Méïif àïé the mfîâncès inhere thé firft have had fhè adv^nW^è over tfte fatter. We therefore advifè yoW to: fend to kÉ ftam whom you expect affiftance/ ' i YoU fay Well/ replied the M§9 • sttif I will Mow what you rééô&ihend/ tie iffkéd his fmàmôhs fofc his fubjeéts tô Aiéét Mm at Oporto OÂ' à filed' Aay; ttut joë Aurflhbvr that thofè îé éiiM hé" i'at tMi miëeti neither obeyed liôr plîtl iiiy attîeritiôÀ to MÉ orders: for the cOiiritVy wëré ûtft ûhanîinoiïs in tli'eir èlolce oï i %îâ'i$ -atiÉ t%m iiàeMM tè fée whïdi of Tofc ¥11. • . D d "the 401


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