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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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fby, € wë have hot bur meh under fUth command but that forhë will traiifgrefsA ' Sir John Holland now interfered, and faid,—* Let them pals: what they have got belongs to them : We fhall not be fô ftrift as to fearch their trunks.* * Be it fo* then/ faid the marihal. Every thing was now fettled, -and they wefre to inarch away on the morrow: • The Engifli return-ed to their quarters to difarm, and refrefh them* felves with #hat they had bfouffht. The Bretons employed the Whole day in packing up the great plunder they had made even from Caftille, for the king had abandoned the whole country to theni, which enriched prodigioufly the firft cottars: While thus employed^ they feized froth the inhabitants of Ôrenfe whatever they could conveniently lay their hands on, fuch as furs, doth and jewels ; and when the poof people faid, € Gentlemen, this belongs to lis I you did not bring it hither f they anfwered,— * Hold your tongues, ye wicked people; we have a tommifSon from the king of Caftille to pay our-felvés wherever we go, and; as you refufed todofo, tre are forced to provide for ourfelves. . We have ferved you faithfully «and valiantly : you are there-fore bound to racreafe our pay, and it is thus we feke fa' • The next morning the marihal mounted his horfe, fend, attended by about fixty lances* rode to the barriers of Orenfe, where he waited a while for the Bfretons. When they came, he afked, * Are you fell ready ?* c Yes,* they replied :. * give us our paff-fwrt ahd èfeort/ « Whither do you wifh to ' go ?' Ti *t0


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