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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
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vîlions of cloth, which they had procured at Genoa. The Genoefe crofs-bows formed two wings, in-doling within them the principal lords, and, from their numbers, they occupied a great deal of ground, turning towards the fea-fhore. AM their provifion was on board the veflels, and there tvere boats continually employed in bringing different articles from them, as they were wanted. When the inhabitants of the neighbouring iftands, fuch as Sicily and others, as well as thofe in the kingdom of Naples, la Puglia and Cal*» bria, heard the Chriftians were laying fipge to Africa, they exerted themfelves to fupply them with* every fort of provifion; fome from a defire of gain, others from affe&ion to the Genoefe. From Candia were brought good fweet wine and grenaches*, to comfort and refrefh them, without which they could not long have fuppotted their fatigues. They were a very large body of men, who daily confumed much in eating and drinking. However, thefe purveyances did not cçrne regu-larly ; for at times the fupply was moft abundant, at others, they were in great diftrefs from want. * ' ' * Grenaches, f One of our ancient poets of the fourteenth century mentions, under the year 131«, Greek wine and wine de Grenache. This kft, which, 6nee Rouffilloo has formed part of France, is become a national wine, was then eftf mod a foreign wine. It is probably that which Froîflart calls Gal vache, Gamache, or Galrtgache. •—Vic Privet des Français, Yol. in. o4 CHAP.


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