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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
page 165



Juds join their kingdoms, took great painç tQ induce them to go to Dublin, where the king our lordrefided, and to fubmit themfelves to him and to the crown of England, c This was çonfidered by every çne as a great acquifition, and the objed of the. armament ac-complished j for, during the whole of king Ed-ward's reign, of happy memory, he had never fuçh fucçefs as king Richard. The honour is great, but the advantage little, for with fuch far vages nothing can be done. I will tell you an in-ftance of their favagencfs, that it may ferve as an example to other nations * You may depend on its truth i for I was an eye-witnefs of what I fhall relate, as they were about a month under my carç and governance at Dublin, to teach them the ufages of England, by orders of the king and council, be-caufe I knew their language as well as I did French and Englifh, for in my youth I was educated among them ; and earl Thomas, father pf the prefent earl of Ormond, kept me with him, out of afFeftion, for my good horfemanfhip. c It happened that the earl above mentioned wa$ fent with three hundred lances ai)d one thoufand archers to make war on the Irifh -, for the Englifh had kept up a confiant warfare againft them, in hopes of bringing them under their fubjeftion. The earl of Ormond, whofe lands bordered on his opponents, had that day mounted me on one of his beft horfes, and I rode by his fide. The Irifh having formed an ambufcade to furprize the Englifh, advanced from it ; but were fo fharply . at- 157


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