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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.12

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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.12
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jfie Count land his friends weft received with joy. The kdy of the lord de Mathelin was of a cektaia âge, T)ot jjerfeftly well bred, and as fully accom-lifhcd as any lady in Greece, fpr in her youth fhe ad been brought up at the court of Cqnftân-tinopk with the kdy Mary ofBourborç. She hail from her learnt many things, for jtiïe lqrds and ladies of France are better educated than thofc in any other country. * This lady thought herfelf Wghly honoured when fhe faw the count de Ne-vers, fir Henry de Bar, Guy de la Trifouille, and the other lords uridcr her roof, and welcomed them with every fign of pleafure. "Shr firft clothed them with fine new lineji and clot| of Damafcus made into gowns and veftments, according to the tafte in Greece. After fhe had dref&d the matters, fhe did the fame to their feryants in the hand-fbmeft manner, each according to his rank. Thç lords were very thankful for her fcindnéfe, ami publicly declared their gratitude £bç her gçnéroùs condudt, as well as that of the lords de tylathelin and d'Amine, who honoured them by every rn^rk çf refped, and adminiftered to their necessities. News was foon carried to the ifland of Rhodes, that the fultan had accepted a ranfon* for the French lords, and that they were now v Mathelin. The intelligence gave mucji pïçafure to the grand maÉér fyid to all his knights, who proçoféd to equip and arm two galleys, "and fend them tb Mathelin to convey the count and his fellow-pri-fcners to Rhodes. This was executed j $nd, when B 2 ' ready.


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