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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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kràbk jacket, *nd fome little money, ju$ tnqtygl}, to bear the day's cxpcnfcs. This favour w^s ppj[y ' fhewn to gentlemen -, for thofe who were pt of that rank were tripped naked, and fcpurged yil-lainoufly with rods. The French and f h$£ cqpi- ' panions fuffered moft exceedingly in proverty a^d diftrefs, during their pafTage through Wal^çhia and Hungaiy ; and with difficulty could they, trçcet with any, who, for the love of God, would give 3 v iporfel of bread, or lodge them for the night... • . They endured this n^ifery , until they £^mc tp Vienna in Xuftria, where they jsrere' kiij4}y tfe-; ceiv.ed by the good people, who clothed fych j« were flaked, and Shared with them their £pçd» They wçne trçfttpd with the jjkme kindnefs in hernia.:, h^d.they found the Gerjnans as hardr, hearted as thç . jtïungarians,? they would; pçyjçr; have been able to haw returned home, b#r pi\ift have pçfifbed with qold and hqngpr on the rqadf Thus, wherçvçr they came, whether alone or in cogij^ofo, they brought moft melancfyojy npwst. which excited pity for them in (Cyçry brcçjk thap heard their fad tale. . , , Thpfe of t;he French nation, wb# had flçd from Turkey, arrived at laffc *p Parisf and told the me-lancholy event of fhe tptdc^f: Nicopoli* but they werp npt. believed nor Uftenpd #? • the Parifanj faid it was A pity that fuch ^fJbdJy liars were not hanged çr drowned, £r daily fpreading abroad, fp many ^lfefroods. . This new? was, however, con-firmed [by Jpthers who frrived after them, t^fld tofrl the iknje lope on£ way, fuid qthep .dMfc^ * X4 rently, 311


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