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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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turn to Galicia, for you are not in a ftate to un-dergo hardfhips.* * That is well confidered/ an-fwered the duke : c I confent to what you prô-pofe ; and you may give our men notice, that I permit them to go into Caftille, France, or wherever elfe they may choofe, fo they enter vnot into any treaty with our enemies ; for I clearly fee this campaign is over. Let them be folly paid for their fervices as far as our treafury can go, and alfo for the expenfes of their jour-ney, and then make our chancellor deliver them their discharge.' The conftable replied, that he would fee this done. He ordered the intentions of the duke to be fignified throughout the army by found of trumpet, #nd gave notice to the captains to come to him with their accounts, when they would be fettled and paid, to their fatisfaction. This order was agreeable to all, particularly to thofe who hoped change of air would reftore them to health. The barons and knights held a council how they were to return to England : by fea it was impoflible, for they had no veffels, and were at a diftance from any fea-port. They were befides fo emaciated and weak, from the fevers and fluxes, that they would have been unable to bear a fea voyage. Having confider-ed the matter well, they found they had no other choice than through France ; but fome-faid,—* How can we go thither? we have ene-mies in all the countries we muft pafs, Firft, * there is Caftille : we are now carrying on a de-tractive war againft it ; ' then Navarre and Arra- Ron. 10


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