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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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.fait tir fàftë èiyl $ but' #h Ai fetnth 1 omtarid the tablés tô b* kid out afid CdWfcted properly, placing die four kings at aft upper table, the rtiin* feds at another below* arid the ferVaati lower fill. 'They looked it «ach other, andffifftdto eat, faying I had deprived them of their old cuftom in which they had been brought up. c 1 repHed with a fmile, to appeafe them, thfct their cuftoni was not deceht nor fuitabfe to fheir rank, hor would it be honourable for thctfl to con-tinue it ; for that n&w, they fhotild confetti* to the manners of the Englifh ; and to inftruél th**ft In thefe particulars was* the motive of my Wfidence with them, having been fo ordetcd by the king éf England and his council. Whefi they heard this they made tto further oppofition to #hétëvec Iptd-pofed, from hating placed themfelVés under the obedience of England, and continued good hit-mouredly to perfdvete in it as long as I ftiid with them. c They had artother cuftom I knew to be comtocm m the country, Which was the not wearihg bttechè*. I had, in confequence, plenty of breeches made of linen and cloth, which I gave to the kings and their attendants, arid accuftomed them to wear them, t took away many hide àrtidés, ai wéM ïà their drefc as other things, and had great diffiéultjr at thé firft ro induce them to Wear robes of filkeh cloth, trimfnèd' with fquirrcl-fkin tit mineVef, for the kings ohly Wrapped themfclves up iri an Irifh cloak. îh riding, they neithet tiftd hdêicé not Vot.XI. M . ftifTUp% Ut


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