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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
page 43



pay for theîr ranfoms, or to have their flock back again, went into their own purfes, unknown to any one but themfelves. Some of the poorer fquires, more bold and cunning than the reft, (for there are always fome of that fort) who had left their homes miferably mounted or on foot, were fo a&ive that they had now fine courfers and genets for pleafure, with five or fix filver girdles, and purfes with a thoufand §r two of francs in them. Thus did thefe companions, who firft entered^ Caftille, make fortunes, which the flat countries paid; for every place was rifled and devoured even by their own countrymen, who would not that their enemies fhouid be any gainers by their invafion. • When it was told in France how poor knights and fquires were enriching themfelves in Caftille, where they fpared neither the lands of friends nor thofe of their foes, their companions were more eager than ever to leave France, in the hopes of being fharers with them. $0 CHAP-


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