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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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m . t * . m place themfelves under the dbediehcé of thé duke and duchefs of Lancafter, on the fame term* which thofe of Corunna have obtained. This they have ordered us to tell you, and alfo that you may have provifion in plenty on paying a fair price. It is the wifh of thofe who have fent us, that you pulh them no farther, and that neither yourfelf nor any from you enter the place armed and by force ; but that, if you or any others bfe defirous: of courteoufly. entering the town, they lhall be welcome/ c The - marihal had with him one who under-ftood perfe&ly the galichtn tongue, who repeated to him in Englifh all that had been faid. The marfhai replied,—c Return quickly to your town, and let thofe who have feet you come to the bar-riers. . I will grant them a refpite until to-morrow at fun-rife, fhouid we not make a fatisfaftory agree-ment.* They promifed to comply with this com* mand, and departed. . When arrived at the bar-riers, -they found there the greater part of the townfmen waiting, to whom they told all that had pafifed between them and the marfhai, adding, € The marfhai will foon be here himfeif: therefore, if you do not think yoUrfelves of fufficiènt con-fequence to parley with him, haften thofe hither whom you may wifh for/ c As the principal inhabitants were at the bar-riers, they law fir Thomas Moreaux, with about forty lances, advancing, who on bis arrival dif-mounted and his companions likewife. He ad-dreffed them as follows : « You, the inhabitants of Pontevedra.,


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