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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
page 52



• • CHAP. VII. . - • — "THÉ DURE OF LANCASTER LEAVES SANT JAGO, . FOR COIMBRA, AND THENCE GOES TO BAY-0NNE. WE will return to the duke of Lancafter, whom we left iU in bed at Sant Jago, where he reftfted with his duchefe and daughter Ca-tharine. . You may fuppofe, the duke fdt many mortifications, from the complete failure of his hopes of the crown of Caftille, and the great |ofs of his chivalry, whom be daiiy $nd nightly lamented, and whom he ,had brought with fuch difficulty from England. He had now no • expectation of making a treaty of peace that ihould allow the duchefs any right to the crown, or yield up, by way of compofition, to her any part of the kingdom ; for he had heard from' gllgrims to Sant J ago, from Brabant, Hain-ault and oth«r countries, who fiad pafled through the French army in Caftille, that the Caftiilians •and French made their jokes on him, faying to the pilgrims,—* Ye are going to Sant J ago, are ye ? Ye will find there the duke of Lancafter, . who, for fear of the fug, keeps his chamber. Give our compliments to him, and afk him, on his faith, if we French know how to make war, and if we have not fought him fairly, and if he be contented with us. The Englifli ufed^to fay, . that we knew better how to dance and fing thaxi to fight; bft the tables are now turned: it is * they 39


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