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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 180



for I lhould then have acquired all the honour which thefe peafants will now have ; and, if they had really told me it was a town of fuch itrength, and that it required fuch a garrifon, I would, with-out doubt, have reinforced it, and have perfonally rifked the command ; and God would have given me grace to guard and defend it, as he has doi*e to thefe peafants/ Such were the conversations that frequently paffed between the* king of Caftille and the french knights, who were eager to be employed. They faid to the king,—€ It will be right, fir, that you fend one hundred fpears to the caftles of Noya and Corunna, and they will defend thofe parts of Galicia fituated between thefe two caftles.' c And whom can we fend thither ?'. Several knights inftantly.offered their fervices, fuch as fir Triftan de Royc, fir Reginald and fir Lambert de Bra-quemont, fir Triftan de la Jaiile, fir John dç Châ-telmorant and fir Barrois des Barres, whom the king heard with pleafure, and faid ; c My fair firs, I give you many thanks for your willingnefs ; but you cannot all go : fome muft remain with me in cafe of accidents ; s and, for the prefent, I fhall entreat fir Barrois des Barres, if he pieafe, to un* dertake this bufinefs.' 1 he Barrois was much de-lighted on hearing this, for he had too long re-mained idle, and replied,—' Sir king, I thank you : I will defend them to the utmoft of my power ; and, when I am once within them, } will never depart without your fpecial order/ c By pod,* faid tfye king, € I believe we fhall foon have new§ 167"


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