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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 379



When the fultan Bajazet was completely fatis-fied às to the fccurity of thofe who had pledged themfelves for the payment of the two hundred thoufand ducats as the ranfom for the French lords, the two ambaffadors from the duke of Burgundy were impatient to return to France, and Carry die joyful news of their fuccefs to the king and other iords fo greatly interefted in it. They took leave of Bajazet and thofe of his court they were the moft intimate with ; and, as the regent of Flanders was in his favour, the gallant fultan ordered, that twenty thoufand ducats fhould be deduéted from the two hundred thoufand he was to receive, and given to the two knights, in confidcr-ation of the great pains they had taken to accom-plit thefe treaties. The two knights gratefully thanked the fultan, as they had reàfon, for his magnificent gift, and, after taking leave of the Tufkifh court and the French lords, returned to Burfa. They there left the count de Nevers and his companions, waiting the lords de Mathelin • and d* Amine, who were to come for them in their galley, and embarked tn board a fmaU pafiàg€-galley for Mathelin. On quitting the harbour, the fea was calm and the weather temperate s but they had not advanced far before it changed, and at length became fo tem-peftuous that fir Guifiebreth, forely tormented by • D. Sauvage fnppofes, in a marginal note* this muft be the lord of the ifland of Mitelino» but confefles his ignorance of the other. " fea- 375


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