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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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139' 1 the Lombards and Italians, who are always oft the fide of the ftrongeft, and fhout out, € Th? conqueror for ever!' ; All which the duke of Lancafter had been able to win before the beginning of July was regained, and the places garrifonied again by French and others under the obedience of the king of Caftille. The Englifh, who thought to pafe the winter quietly there, were driven out by fair or foul means, for. fuch as made refin-ance were put to death.—«Qthejrs, feeing affairs go badly, furrendéred on having paffports given them to * return through Gaftille to Gafcony by Bayonne • and Bordeaux. ' The duke of Lan~ cafter was duly informed of all. this when at Oporto, and not being able any way to pro-vide a remedy, it gave him great unquietnefs of heart, * Thisinay be readily believed, for the higher the fjHcit . arid expectations are, the greater and more bitter are ' difappointmiente when things • turn /out contrary.. v ' ' - • He, however, kept up his courage tolerably well, and faid at times, that if he had been un-fuccefsful this year^ through *the graoe of God, he fhould do better another: for the fortunes of thitf world are fo changeable, they cannot re-. main always thte fame,. :• The king of Portugal comforted him as much as was in his power, faying,—'Sir, you will Jœep your ftate in this country, while you write to your brothers and friends in England the me-lancholy event of your expedition, though they he now folly informed of all, and prefs them to / . fend


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