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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 167



«juemaîc, king of Leinfter, raifcd an army againft Lionel dnkc of Clarence, fon to king Edward of England, and both armies met very near the city of Leinfter. 4 In the battle that followed, many were flain and taken on both fides; but, the Eng-lifh gaining the day, the Irifh were forced to fly, and the king of Leinfter cfcaped. The father of my wife was made prifoner, under the banneï of the duke of Clarence : and as Bfyan Cofterct was mounted on my horfe, which was remembered to have belonged to the earl of Orraond, it was then, firft known that I was alive, that he had honour-ably entertained me at his houfe in Herpelin, and given me his daughter in marriage. - 'The duke of Clarence, fir-William Windfor, and all of our party, were well pleafcd to hear this news, and he was offered his liberty, on condition that he gave me mine, and fent me to the Englifh army, with my wife and children. He at firft re-filled the terms, from.his love to me, his daughter and our children ; • but, when he found no other terms would be accepted, he agreed to them, pro-vided my cldeft daughter remained with him. I returned to England with my wife and youngeft daughter, and fixed my refidence at Briftol. • My two children are married : thé one eftablifhed in Ireland has three boys and two girls, and her fitter four fon* and two daughters* " c Becaufe the Irifh language is as familiar to me as Englifh, for I have always fpoken it in my" family, and introduced itamong my grandchildren as much as I can, I ha(ve been chofen by our lord and • ' 159


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