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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.8

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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.8
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play continually.' In'truth, th« king èf CaiHUt fhewed great attention to thefe knights, fcafted then well, and liberally fuelled them with every thing they wanted. Some of them having vows to perform, willed to make a plgrinitge to the (hriae of St. James at Sant Jago, fince they were in the country ; and all of them fet out in company, having armed themfelves as if they were going 49 battle : it was fortunate for them they had done fo, and whoever had advifed it (hewed great prudence* as you will fee hereafter j but I muft now return to the dulse of Lancafter and his fleet, whom we left coafting Normandy. CHâP.ffi. TUB DUKtt OP LANCASTER, IN HIS TOYâOE TO CAfTILLE, ATTACKS THE fRENCK BEFôlE lElST» ' AND FORCES THEM TO RAISf THE BLOCKADE. xUST as pilgrim falcons', who have long refted hungry on their perch, are defirous of flight m iearch of prey, (if I may ufe the companion) were thofe englUh knights and fquires impatient to try their anbs in the field. As they coafted Nor-mandy, they faid to each other*-—' Why do not we difembark. in fome of thefe norman ports, •lihere we ihall meet with knights ready to offer us combat ?* At iaft thefe fpeeches reached the ears of 9


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