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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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this country, and are ignorant of' the roads, to which they muft attend ; and thihgs which are haftily concluded never end well. Inftead, there-fore, of attempting a general engagement, we {hall carry on the war for two or three months, or as long as may be neceffary, from different garrifons,' and let the Englifh and Portuguefe overrun Galicia, or other parts, if they can. If they conquer a few towns, it will be no great lofs : we will regain them before we quit the country, for they fhall only bor-row them for a time. To conclude : in warfare there are many unforefeen events, and the Englifh, during the hot feafon, may, in their various excur-ftons through Galicia, meet with fuch difficulties, and fuffer fuch diforders, »s may make them repent ever having undertaken the bufmefs; for they will not find the climate like that of France, nor the wines fo good, nor the water fo pure, as in our country ; but the rivers muddy and cold from the melting of the fnows on the mountains, which will chill them and their horfes after the burning heat of the fun in the day-time, and be the deftru&ion of both. They are not of iron or fteel, and muft in the end fuffer from' the heats of Caftille, but like to ourfelves ; and we cannot any way more eafily defeat them than by avoiding a combat, and allow-ing them to go whitherfoever they pleafe. They will find nothing to pillage in the low countries, nor any thing to comfort themfelves ; for, I am inform-ed that has been all deftroyed by our people, for which I praife them greatly, and, were it now un-done, I would have given them fuch orders. Now, if $21


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