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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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more, had he chofen it, but he refufed Seve-ral that were prefled on him, and accepted only mules, horfes, and dogs called Allans * in Castille. Proclamation was made for all perfons to leave Caftille and return to France, according to the orders which had been given by the comman- " der in chief ; but fir Oliver du Guefclin and the marfhal, with about three hundred lances, Bre-tons, Poitevins and Saintongers, were to remain behind. The duke of Bourbon, having taken leave of the king, queen, and barons, was ef-corted as far as Logrogno, when he entered Navarre. Whereyer he pafied, he was moft'Jio-, nourably received, for the duke was courteous, gallant and much renowned. N The king of Navarre entertained him very kindly, and (hewed not any appearance of the hatred he bore to the king of France for having feized bm inheritance of the county d'Evreu* in Normandy. He knew that the prefent king, who was fo nearly related to the duke of Bour-bon, was no way to blame, for at the time he was an infant. He mentioned his complaints in an amicable manner to the duke, and en-treated him to mediate between him and his coufin of France, for which he fhould hold * ' Allan,—a kind of big, ftrong, thick-headed and (hort-fnouted dog ; the brood whereof came firit out of Albania, old Epirus.' , « Allan de boucherie, like a maftiff,—Allan gentil, fome-what like a greyhound,—Allan fautre, a cur to bait wolves, &c.»—Cotcravs's Dictionary. x himfelf


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