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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 87



was at the table that day, but ferved their guefts. There were numbers of minftrels, who played their parts well ; and the duke gave them and the heralds one hundred nobles each. When this feftival was ended, they took a mod friendly leave of each other, until they fhould meet again. The king returned to Oporto, and the duke to Magafle, from whence he journeyed towards St. jago. The count de Novaire efcorted him with one hundred portuguefe lances, until he was out of all danger, when he took leave and returned to Portugal. The duchefs was very impatient for the duke's return, to hear how the conferences had pafied ; of courfe, you may fuppofe, fhe received him with joy. She afked what he thought of the king of Portugal.. « On my faith/ replied the duke, f he is an agreeable man, and has the appearance of being a valiant one, and I think he will reign powerfully ; for he is much beloved by his fub* jeâs, who fay they have not been fo fortunate in a king for thefe hundred years. He is but twenty-fix years old, and, like the Portuguefe, ftrong, and well formed in his limbs and body to go through much labour and pain/ * Well, and what was done in regard to the marriage ?* faid the duchefs. ' I have given him one of my daughters/ * Which ?* afked the duchefs. . 41 offered him the Choice of Catharine or Philippa; for which he thanked me much, and has fixed on Philippa/ * He is in the right/ faid the duchefs ; « for my daughter Catharine il too young for him/ The 74


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