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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.1

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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.1
page 417



Charles: and fir Hervé, on his fide, was to obtain their pardon from the lord Charles, and an aflurance that they ihould keep their goods, &c. unhurt. They then fepaxated, and the biihop re-entered the town. The countefs had itrong fufpicions of what was going forward, and begged of the lords of Brittany, for the love of God, that they would not doubt but Hie ibould receive fuccours before three days, were over. But the biihop fpoke fo eloquently, and made ufe of fuch good arguments, that thefe lords were in much fufpenfe all that night. On the morrow he continued the fubje£t, and fucceeded fo far as to gain them over, or very nearly fo, to his opinion ; infomuch that fir Hervé de Léon had advanced clofe to the town to take poffeffion of it, with their free confent, when the countefs, looking out from a window of the caille towards the' fea, cried out, moil joyfully, β I fee tjie fuccours I have fo long expe&ed and wiihed for coming.' She repeated this expreffion twice; and the town's people ran to the ramparts, and to the windows of the caille, and faw a numerous fleet of great and finali veflels, well trimmed, making all the fail they could towards Hennebon. They rightly imagined, it muft be the fleet from England, fo long detained at fea by tempeils and contrary winds* CHAP.


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