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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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ï went thence by fea to Brittany, and was pfefeni at the marriage of the duke, and at the grand feaft* he gave two months ago in the town of Nantes, on his union with the lady Jane of Navarre#. From thence I returned to Ouerrande, and by fea to Portugal/ Wbile he was thus fpeaking, the fquire kept his eyes fixed on an enamelled fcutcheon that hong on the herald's breaft,* on which were emblazoned the arms of the king of • Portugal and other knights. Pointing with his finger to a coat of arms, he faid,—€ Ah, here are the arms of a gal-lant knight of Portugal, fir John Portdet, which 1 am happy to fee ; for he is a valiant knight, and was once of great fervice to me, which I ought always to remember/ When, taking out of hit purfe four florins, he gave them to the herald, who returned him thanks. Sir John d'Ambrett-court examined the fcutcheon, and remembering the arms, told me fome time afterward, that the arms were two chaudières fables on a field argent* with an endenture gules. When the herald had taken his leave and de-parted, the fquire thus fpoke : 4 Sir John, you noticed thofe fable chaudières, which the knight, to whom I am fo much indebted, bore in his arms*4 *' Yes, I did/ replied fir John ; c but tell me the catife why you praifc him fo much: 1 {hail willing** ly liften to you ; for, as we ride on, we (hall be at * On the deceafc of the duke of Brittany, the was qneeoof JRngland, by her marriage with Henry IV. lofs m


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