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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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§ toille? Accurfed be the expedition. He doe* not, probably, wifh that any Englifhman fhould ever again quit his country to ferve him. * He feems refolved to kick againfï the pricks. He will have his men guard the country he has con-quered; but when they fhall all be dead, who will then guard it ? He fhews but poor know-ledge of war; for,, when he faw that no one came to oppofe him, why did he not make an opportune retreat into Portugal or elfe where, to* avoid the lofTes he mufl now fuffer; for we fha}l all die of the confounded diforder, and without having ftruck a blow/ Sir John Holland was mîch hurt on hearing, fuch language, for the honour of the duke, whofe daughter he had married ; and, as it wat increaling, he determined to remonftrate with him on their Situation, which he could, from hi& connection, more freely do than any other. He therefore addreffed him,—'My lord, you muft immediately alter your plans, for your army is wholly laid up with ficknefs. . If any attack fhould be now made on you, you could not draw any fervice from it ; for the men are all worn: down and discontented, and their horfes depd.-But high and low are fo difcouraged by this dif-order, that I repeat, you muft not expect any fervice from them/ 'What can I do?' replied* the duke: c I wifh'to have fuch advice as is reçu, fonable/ € My lord/ faid Sir John Holland, c I; think you had befi give peirmiffion for your men to retire whitherfoever thpy pleafe; and I wouW advife that you ytw$tlf go to Portugal* r re* turn


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