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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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mi ventured to attack them but ia fkirraiffaes, tttrcafc» kg, after one or two charges. The perfoa among th^m who had fhewn the moft courage was Ag^m dinquor d'Oliferne. He was enamoured with the daughter of the king of Tunis, and, in compi? ment to her, was eager to perform hiii&pi a&ions. Thus was the fiege of Africa continued 5 but the relations and friends of the knight* and fqmre; who had gone thither, from France and other countries, received no intelligence, nor knew more of them than if they were dead. They were fo much alarmed at not having any news of them, that many proceffions were made in England* France and Hainault, to the churches to pray God that he woujd bring them back, in (afety, to th^epr lèverai hojnes. The intention of the Chriftpps wm tp remain before the town of Africa, until fh^y fhould have conquered it by ftçrçp, treaty or faming The king of Sicily, as well p the inhabitants of the adjacent iflands, were anxious it fhould be.fb, for the Africans had done them frequent damage ; but the Génoefe were particularly kind, m fupplyipg the knights and fquires with ewy thing they wanted, to prevent them from being tired with the length of the campaign* To fay the truth, this was a very great entfr-prife, and the knights and fquires fhewsd much courage and perfeverance in continuing the fiegç in fo unhealthy a climate, after the gretf loffçs they had fuffered, without affiftawr jFrosi any pnes . and


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