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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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dreflfed htmfelf to the king of Portugal, and de-fired him to fay what, in the prefent circum* iiances, fhould be done; for he was much alarm-ed at this mortality in his army. . The king replied ; ' That,, from appearances, it did not feem probable the Caftiilians would offer them combat at this feafpn j for they fhew* ed more inclination that they fhould wafte them-felves and their provifion.' c How then would' you advife me to act ?' afked the duke. ' I will tell yon/ anfwered the king : * as the weather m now fo exceedingly hot, I would advife that yon march your army into Galicia, and give your men permifiion to recruit themfelves wherever they pjeafe; but to return prepared to reçom* mence the campaign in March or April. En* deavour to procure large reinforcements from England, under the command of one of your brothers, and provifion in plenty for the winter .feafon. i| kingdom is. not foon conquered, nor p. climate inftantly rendered agreeable tô the constitutions of grangers. Your army will bç quartered in the different towns now under your obedience, apd will paf$ their tjme as well a# they can/" . • . . - ;. [ € This may be right/ faid thetdukej c bnt the ponfequences will be, that as foon m our enemies fhal| knpw we have feppxated, ajid are acquaint-ed tjiat you arp retired to Portugal with your finny, and I with mine to St. Jago or Corunna* they will fàke the field ; for I haye he^d that the king of Çaftille has fppr.. thoufapd lancet French and Bretons, and he w\\l collect, at jpoy? or mpjef |n |îs orçn çQwfty,: ^Afldtt ' tnis,


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