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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.11

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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.11
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tion to Spain ; but when we came to the city of Rax, the prince fent me back to the queen his MOTHER in England. I was defirous, therefore, to pay my REFPEDS to the king of England and his UNCLES, and HAD provided myfeif with my book of poefy .finely ornamented, bound in velvet, and decorated with 'filver gilt clafps and ftuds, as a prefent for the king. Having this intention, I fpared no pains ; and the coft and labour feem trifling to people, whenever they undertake any thing willingly. • Ï|AVING provided myfeif with horfes, I crofled FROM Calais to Dover on the 12th day of July ; BUT found no one there whom I had been ac-quainted with in "my former journies : thé inns-were all kept by new people, and' th'e* children OF-MY former acquaintance were become men and' wo-men. I ftaid half a day and night to refreffi' myfeif and horfes; and on Wednefday, by nine o'clock, arrived at Canterbury to vifit the Jhrine OF SAINT1 Thomas and the torrib of the late prince of Wales, WHO had' been buried there with- great' POMPV; " ' 1 '\ : • \ I heard high mafs, made MY offering' AT- the * (hrine, and returned* to my inn to-dinner,' when-1* heard the king was tô come the- following day in pilgrimage to St. Thomas of Becket. He w#s LATELY returned* from Ireland, Where1 he had RE--mained for nine months, or thereabouts, and WAS anxious to pay his devotions in this church, on ac-* count of the holy body OF the Saint, and becaufe his father WAS there buried. I thought/ there- • fore,


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