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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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We will return to1 the duke of Lancafter and the king of Portugal, vho, though they kept the field, would have willingly gained fome town to refreih themfelves; for the foragers could not find any thing, and were forced to unite in large bodies for fear of ambufcades. They were fo hard prefled, that when, in their excursions, they Caw at a diftance a large village, they were re-joiced, and vcriéd out, c Come quick : let us haften to that village, where we ihall find enough to forage and to enrich ourfelves/ They haft* ened their march; but, when they arrived, they found ' only the bare walls : there were neither inhabitants, nor even a dog, nor fowl, fo com-pletely had the French ruined this part of the country. They thu$ loft their time and expec* tations, and returned to their lords empty hand-ed. Their horfes were in forry condition from the want of proper food, and they were fortu* nate whenever they could meet with ahy green paftures. Some were fo • feeble they could not advance, and dropt dead on the road, through famine and heat. Their matters were not in a much better condition, from fevers caufed by the oppreffive heat in the day, and thé chill of thé nights, without having any thing proper to re-freih or recover themfelves. Thus was it in the duke's army; fof the Englifh have a weaker constitution than the Portuguefe, who bore all thefe difficulties without hurt, being hardy and accuftomect to the climate - of Caftille. In this melancholy ftate were the Englifh :' many died of their difordérs, more efpecially fuch as were B 2 not


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