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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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homes ; but this would not have been fo eafily done, had he not fortunately been in Bruges. The barons and knights of France were fo much alarmed, they had fhut themfelves up in their quarters, to wait the event. On the arrival of the duke of Berry at Sluys, the king faid to him,—c Ha, ha, fair uncle, though I was fo anxious to fee you, you have been long in coming : why have you made fuch delay, when we ought to have been at this moment in England, where we fhould have combated our enemies ?' The duke laughed and made his excufes for the delay, but did not at firfl deliver his real fentiments ; he wifhed to examine the (late of the purveyances and the fleet, which made fo beautiful a fhow in the road that it was delightful to fee it. He had been at Sluys for more than feven days, and it was daily rumoured they were to fail on the morrow ; but in truth the wind was quite contrary to failing for England. As it was now St. Andrew'è tide, the weather was hazy ; and you may judge if this were a fit feafon for fo many noble perfons to put to fea as were now waiting to embark at Sluys, whofe flores and provifion were on board. % Some of the young princes of the blood-royal, with a defire to difplay their courage, had indeed made a few cruifes near the harbour, faying, that they would be the firfl to land in England, fhould none others venture thither. In this number were fir Robert and fir Philip d'Artois, fir Henry de Bar, fir Peter de Navarre, fir Peter d'Albreth, fir Bernard d'Armagnac, with many more. Thefe I % young 115


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