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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 338



and fpokcn of all over the world, wherever Coffin merce was carried on : his name was Dinde Dc£ ponde, and by him all exchanges were made, if before the event of'the battle of Nicbpoli he was beloved by the king of France and the lords of his court, he was now much more fo, and had fre-quent consultations with the duke of Burgundy on the fureft means to recover his fon and the other lords who were prifonersin Turkey. Dinde Defponde faid to the duke,—c My lord, by degrees all things are brought about. The merchants of Genoa, and of the iflands under their obedience, are well known everywhere, and traffic with Cairo, Alexandria, Damafcus* Dataietta and Turkey, and in different countries of infidels ; for trade, my lord, as you know, finds its way every where, and rules the world. Write, therefore, to the Genoefe, and prevail on the king to do 16 likewife, in a friendly manner, promifing them great rewards if they will undertake the bufinefs ; for there is nothing but may be aceomplifhed with moftey. The king of Cyprus, Who is near to Turkey, and now at peace with the ftiteari, may alfo aflift in the matter. You rtiuft ftippofe that, as'for myfelf, I will exert my powers to the utmoft, for I am bound to obey you in every thing.' The duke and duchefs of Burgundy .neglected ho means to free their fon from his captivity, for they were forely afflidted by it. He was the heir to their vaft pofleflions; and this misfortune had happened to him on his firft obfet in arms..'' The lpdies of France lamented the lofs- X their -huf- bands 334


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