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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 129



young lords, having once begun, were fo impa-tient to fail in earned, that a council was held, in the prefence of the king, to determine how they ihouid proceed. ~ The duke of Berry broke up the whole ; and gave fuch well-grounded reafons, that the greater part of thofe who were the moft for-ward to embark were difcouraged ; and laid it would be folly and madnefs to advife the king, who was then but a child, to put to fea in fuch weather, and to make war on a people and coun-• try, whofe roads no one was acquainted with, and " a country which was likewife difadvantageous for warlike exploits* € Now,; fuppofe/ faid the duke éf Berry, € \ve were all landed in England, we cannot fight th*£nglifh uniefs they like it, and we dare not leave our purveyances behind, for who-ever ihouid do fo would lofe the whole. But if any one wifhed to make this voyage, though of no great length, he would do it in the middle of fum-mer, and not in the heart of winter. Summon all N the faiiors who are here, and they will tell you that what 1 fay is true ; and that, notwithftanding the very numerous fleet we have collected, fhouid we put to fea, of the fifteen hundred fail, there would never be three hundred together, or within fight. Now, confider what rifks we may run ; but I do not fay this out of any defire to be excufed from being of the party myfelf, but folely as I be-lieve it found fenfe, and that the council, and the majority of France, are ' of my way of thinking. I am willing, brother of Burgundy, that you and I undertake this expedition, but I will never ad-vife 116


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