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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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alliance 'from Win, what would becbme of you f You would be in a much worfe condition than ever* in thii country, and the Caftiliians would not care any thing for tit, for you know they are the falfeib mad moft gloomy people in the world. Do you imagine the king of Portugal has not thoroughly examined every (thing that concerns him? axd if the king of Caftille would agree to aperce, allow-ing him for his life to reign in Portugal, and him-; fd£ to be unmolefted in Caftille, we doubt not but he would turn his bade on you, notwithftanding he has been fo preffing to bring you hither. Thus wii you be completely ruined. You are well ac-quainted with the prefent ftateof England, that it his enough to do to make hça4 againft its old ene-mies the French and Scots. Make the moft, therefore, of the men you now have, and pufh on the war vigoroufly ; for, if you expeâf any rein* forcements from England, you will bedifappointed. You were two years in obtaining what you now have, and the king, your nephew, does not feet for the interefts which made you quit the country* He is young, and confides in young counfellorsy which has thrown England into much peril. Have an interview, therefore, with the king of Portugal as fpeedily as may be, and talk to him yourfelf ; for you will gain more in one conversation than by four months writing/ • The duke of Lancafter treafured up thefe words; for he knew they were the truth, and that they had loyally advifed him.. He anfwered, € What would ypu |avc pic dp V « We wift yof would fend five; Of m


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