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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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m . CHAP. IV. MJt JOHN HOLLANP TAKES LEAVE Of. THE DUKE QF LANCASTER, AND . RETURNS WITH HIS LAPY, THOUGH CASTILLE, NAVARRE AND RAYONNE, TO BORDEAUX.—SIR JOHN D'AM-^R^TICOUIT GOES TO PARIS, TO ACCOMPLISH . A WED OF ARMS WITH THE LORD BOUCIC^UT. NOTWITHSTANDING this dlforder was fo very infectious that the greater part of the Englifli fled from it, fir John Holland and feve-ral knights and fquires remained with the duke. The* knights, feeing there was an end to the war, were impatient to change the air, and faid to the conftable,—' Sir, permit us to fet out on eur return to Bayonne or Bordeaux, to efcape the effect of this peftilence, for our lord of Lan--eafter délires it. When he (hall wifli to have our fervices, he can eafily fo do by writing his commands ; and we (hall ferve him more effect tnaly when we have recovered our health, than in the ftate of languor we now fatally experi-ence/ They repeated this fo often that fir John. Holland told the duke of their difcontents. The duke anfwered,—1 Sir John, I am willing that you and fuch knights as choofe,' fet out on youf return home, and that you- take all our people with yon. Recommend me to my lord the king, and faiute from me my brothers, and fuch and fuch perfons, whom he named.' f I will cheerfully do fo/ replied thé confta-ble i • but my lord, are you aware; that though the


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