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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.9

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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.9
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plied,—c Sir king, depend upon it, the duke of Bourbon will come. On his arrival, we will con-fider what is to be done; but, until then, do not make any preparations to meet your enemies. Lçt them make what excurfions they pleaf? : they keep the field, and we the towns and cailles, which are well provided with every thing, and garrisoned by good men at arms. They are fuft " fering from the heat of the fun and weather, while we enjoy the (hade and refrefliing breezes. They have found the country wafted, and the farther they advance they will have fo much the greater fcarcity of forage. It was for the chance of their entering your country, that all the final forts have been demolished, wherein the farmers intended placing their wealth. This was, fir king, wifely done ; for they would by their means have been enabled to keep posses-sion of thofe parts where they now are; but at present they can find nothing but what they have brought with them, except the great heat of a burning fun, which you may be allured mill foon deftroy them. Though all your towns and caffles are wei provided and garrifoned, we can believe that hmp may be attacked and won, for that is the delight of men at arms. In fuch way they love to pafs their time, and for this do they feek adventures through the world. Do not,, therefore, be any way caft down; for in this bufi-nefs, we engage, you (ball not fuffer any great lofe/ This fpeech greatly comforted the king of Caftille, and he was well pleafed with them, for he felt that what they had faid was truth* - * We f


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