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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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ttfsful. The khg hum his misfortunes as well as he could. Immediately after the batde, Bajazet dtfbanded his army and marched to the city of Burfe, carry-ing with him his prifoners. They were put under ftrift confinement^ and very litde comfort allowed them. They fufiered much from the change of diet, as they had always been accuftomêd to have their own "cooks, and their tables ferved with evrey delicacy $ but of all this they were deprived, and forced to live on coarfe meat, and that badly, or not thoroughly drcfled. • They had plenty of fpices, and milfet bread, which is difagreeable to m French palate. They had great difficulty iri pro-curing wine : although they were great princes, there was not any attention paid them, for die Turks were indifferent whether they were fick or -in heahh ; and if the advice of lèverai had been adopted, they would aH have been put to death. Thefe lords of France comforted each other, and thankfully received whatever was given them, for • they coud no w ay better themfelves. At the beginning of their captivity, feveral of them were fcry unwell ; the count de Nevers bote his mis-fortune the beft, and kept up Ms fpirits to comfort the others. Hfc was affifted in this by the lord Boucicaut, the count de la Marche and lord Henry de Bar, who faid, that the honours and glories of arms ^could not be gained without meeting with un-fortunate reveries ; and that no man, however va-liant or lucky, or accuftomed to war, had every thing according to his wifli i and that they ought to


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