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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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Ml ht coat erfation/ g That 1 will do/ tepid he; € for fuch a knight is worth talking of.1 c A little before the battle of Aljubarota, as the king of Portugal was marching through the coun-try from Coimbra, he fent me to feek fome of. his knights, that they might be prefent at. the engage* ment. I therefore rode off, attended only by a ingle page. In my way, I fell in with twenty gafcon lances, and I was fuddenly in the midft be^ fore I perceived them, when I was made prifoner, and afked whither I was going. I faid, *.To% the caftle du Ront V * What to do there ?* 6 To feek fir John Fernando Portelet ; for the king wiihes for his company at Aljubarota.' What ! Js not don Fernando, governor of Ront, with your king of Portugal?' € No/ I replied, 4 he is not; but he will haften thither the moment he hears my meffage/ In God's name/ faid they, •* he fhall hear it ; for we will ride thither/ On faying this, they turned about, and took the road to Ront* When they were within fight, the watch on. the battlements founded his hprn, as a fignal for the appearance of an enemy. 6 Don Fernando afked, from what quarter they were coming ? c From the fide of Oporto/ re-plied the watch. 1 Ah, ah/ faid he, € they muft be Caftillians feeking adventures, and on their road to Santaren. I will go and look at them ; for they may poflibly tell me fome news, and where the king is/ Having ordered his horfe to * Caille du Ront. Q. if not Ouxtm. be «4


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