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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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the like $ for my men are ready and eager foi battle.' The duke replied ; * I will not long con. tinue idle ; but as I have heard there are fome towns in Galicia ftill in rebellion, and that the people will not acknowledge me, I mud firft conquer them, and will then march where I may the fooneft meet thy enemies.' Updn this, the king and queen of Portugal took leave of the duke and duchefs, as did the lady Ca-therine their daughter ; for it had been fettled, that during the war fhe fhould live with her fitter in Por-tugal, as thé place of grëateft fecurity for her, arid the duchefs was to return to Sant Jago. Thus were thefe matters arrahged, and the king of Portugal and his court fet oiit fot Oporto, and the duchefs for Saht Jago, each party well efcorted by knîghtà and fquires ; but the duke remained with his afmjr at Entença, or in the neighbourhood. They were very eager to commence the cainpaign, for it was now the pleafant month of April, when the graft was ripe in the meads, the corn in ear, and the flowers in feed; for it is fo hot in that country, that the harveft is oyer in June, they therefore wifhed to perform fdme exploits in arms while the weather was fo fine, for it was à pleafure at fuch a feafon to be out in the fields. We mutt now fpeak of the arrangements of the French, and of the king of Caftille, as fully as wc have done of the Englifh* '; «09 CHAP.


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