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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 75



Ht only retarded four days* On the fifth day they fet out, accompanied by the Portuguefe ; and • the duke, as a token of friendfhip, fent the king of Portugal two fuch beautiful pilgrim-falcons as had never beenfeen, and fix engliih greyhounds, excel-lently trained for hunting all fort* of beafts* • The Engliih and Portuguefe continued their journey through Galicia, without fear of the Caf-tfllians, for they were at too great a diiiance* On the road fir John d'Ambreticourt and Ferdinand de Merlo commenced an acquaintance ; • for the fquire had, in former times, ferved with fir Euf-fâce d'Ambreticourt, fir John's uncle, and had even been with him when he died in Carentan* They continued in converfation until they arrived at the gate of Coimbra, where the king of Portu-gal refided. : As they were riding gently together, behind the reft of their company, they met a herald and his fervant from Coimbra, on the road to the duke and his lords at Sant Jago. - He was attached to the king of Portugal, who, at the time of hi$i co-ronation, had given him the name of Coîiûbra. The herald had already converted with the lords who were advanced ; and when don Ferdinand faw him, he faid; 4 Here comes the king's herald, who has not been long in this country : I will inquire fome news from him/ When • they met, the fquire faid,—6 Where have you been for this year pail, that I have not feen you ? * In God's name,* re-plied the herald, f I have been in England to the king and his uncles, who have made me very rich* . - • " I went


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