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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 167



CHAP. XXIV; THE DUKE OF LANCASTER, HAS INTENTIONS OF MARRYING HIS DAUGHTER TO THE DUKE DE LA TOURAINE, BROTHER TO THE KIN(5MOF FRANCE.—'THE' DUKE OF BERRY • PROPOSES HIMSELF FOR HER HUSBAND.—TkE DUKE OF LANCASTER IS MUCH SATISFIED THEREAT; '»b 1HAVE before fajd that the duke of Lancaf-' ter had quitted Caftille and Portugal. . His thoughts, on, the unfortunate event of his ^ex-pedition, were not very agreeable y for he faw his hopes annihilated, • and that fortune, $s very often happens in worldly affairs, had fud-denly turned againft him, at a time when it was the leaft expected : for he had left England well m accompanied with men at arms, and with every expectation of iinilhing his campaign in a dif-ferent manner. " It was to!4 him that his adyeç-,fary had regained, within .fifteen days after he had. left the country, all his c,qnquefts, which had occupied him fix weeks. _ ; • .,-, t - His army had been wafted away by iickqefc, and he despaired of any afliftance from home - for the Englifli were tired of this war, as it was at fuch a diftance, and the accounts they had heard of the country difgufted them : befides, the duke knew that England was much troubled . within itfelf. He forefaw little hope jf amend-ment in his affairs ; and though he faid - not much on this fubject, he thought a great deal. 1 - - At 156


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