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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.10

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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.10
page 142



This ftorm lafted a day and night, and difperfed the fleet. When the weather became calm and the fea tranquil, the pilots who were acquainted with thofe feas fleered as dire&ly as they could for the ifland of Commeres *, which is but thirty miles from the town of Africa, whither they bent their courfe. The matters of the veflels had held a council before they entered the gulph of Lyons, and determined, that fhould they part company, they would rendezvous at the ifland of Commeres, and wait there until they were all aflembled. This plan was adopted ; and it was upwards of nine days before all were colle&ed, fo much had they been fcattered. The ifland of Commeres, though not large, is very pleafant. The lords there refrefhed them-felves, and praifed God for having all met again without eflential lofs or damage. When on the, eve of departure, the French lords, who took the lead, held a council on their future proceedings, as they were now fo near the port of Africa. We will for a while leave this expedition, and fpeak of events that happened in France, more particularly in Auvergne, " ' * Commeres. This ifland is called Conimbr«3 and Comi* ijieres, in the printed and MS. editions. I fuppofe it mult mean Comino or Cumin, Caminum, and formerly Hepheftiai a fmall ifland in the Mediterranean, between Gozzo and Malta, belonging to the knights of Malta.—B AUDH AN/) 198 CHAP.


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