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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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« To Vilalpando/ 1 It is well/ replied thetnarfbal: * here is jour efcort / md» calling 19 Mm an csigliih knight whofe name was Stephen Eaftbury, (aid, # Take ten of our lances, lo efcort thefe Bretons, and netton to-morrow/ He obeyed the mprlhar* orders, and the Bretons marched away well packed and heavily laden. When they were all gone, the marfhal and big wen entered the town, where he was received with the greateft refpaft ; fer.they took him for the duke of Lancafter* which was the reafon of their humi-lity. He afked fome of the townfmen,—* Thefe Bretons, who are gone away fo heavily laden, have they tarried off any of your properties?' ' Of ours, toy-lord! yes, by God, a great deal*' • c And why did you not complain to me? I would have made them neftore it/ 4 My lord, we werie afraid ; for -they threatened to murder us, if we faid one word,: they wt a curled race, for there is not one but is £ thief; and how can we complain wfcn they tpb erne another?' The m&Hhal laughed, and, having paufed, demanded the principal perfons of the town. When they arrived, he made them fwear to pee* fcrve the town of Orenfe in obedience to the duke and duchefs of-Laacafte in.Mkf mmner to deer towns in Galicia: which being done, he renewed the officers of the tows, who took fimUar oaths* All being fintftied^ he and Ms company dnudk fome *rine and returned to the duke of lancafter, who was tvpdfmg- under the -flade of the oUre-tmeaj for, it was fo very • hot, neither mm nor horfe eouM withftand the heat of the fun, and after, eight o'clock 2?6


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