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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 125



lords, with much difficulty, arrived at Slays, where they were joyfully received by the king and his barons. The moment the king faw the con-ftable, he faid,—€ Conftable, what fay you ? when fliall we fail ? I have for certain a great defire to fee England. I therefore pray you to haften the buiinefs, and that we embark as fpeedily as pof-fible. My uncle Berry will be here inftantly, for he is now at Lille.9 € Sire,' replied the conftable, * we cannot fail until the wind be favourable. This fouth wind, which is completely againft us, has blown fo long, that the failors fay they have never feen it fo conftant in one point as it has. been for thefe two months/ c Conftable/ faid the king, * on my faith, I have been on board my fliip. I like the fea much, and I believe I ihall be a good failor, for I was fkot in theleaft fick/ * In the name of God,* an* fwered the conftable, € it was not fo with me, for we were in great danger in our voyage from Brit-tany hither/ The king would know how, and in what manner, which the conftable related to him, adding, f By ill fortune and the ftorm which blew from the englifh coaft, we have loft our men and veffels, for which I am exceedingly forry ; and if I could make «up their lofs I would, but at this moment it is not pofiible/ CHAP*


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