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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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the Danube ; but if your force is not very een-fiderable, you will not be'able to accomplifh it/ * f How many are " they ?'. afked Bajazet. c Up* wards of one hundred thoufand/ faid the T,urk, * and all on horfeback, armed in the beft poflible manner/ Bajazet made no reply to this, but en-tered the chamber of the fultan of Babylon, icav* ing the Turk, who had brought this intelligence, among his people. He related what you have juft heard to the fultan of • Babylon, who an* fwered,—c You muft , provide yourfelf accord-ingly,, and fhal| have men enough to oppofe them, for we muft, by all means, defend our religion and poflTdfions/ « That is true/ replied Bajazer, cand my wifhes are now accomplifh ed» for I was defirous that the king of Hungary would crofs the Danube with his.army and enter Turkey. At prefent, I fhall let him have full fcope, but in the end ' he fhall repay me fully for what he has done. It is four months fince I heard of this ex-pedition, from my good friend the duke of Milan, who it the lame rime fent me twelve hawks and gerfalcons, the fincft I ever faw. With thefe pre-fents, he wrote me the names and firnames of the barons of France who were coming to carry Ém war into Turkey, adding, that if I could capture thofe named in his letter, their rarifoms would be worth to me more than à million of florins. Be-fides the barons he mentioned, there ought to be with them from France, or the neighbouring côun-tries, five hundred gallant fquires. - The duke" of Milan advifed • me, if we had a Cattle, (which * ; will 23S


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