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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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been frequently (eert. For this caufe, thefe ladies live in peace, without fear of any one : • they are amiable, good-tempered, and without pride, and certainly, when they pleafe* conVerfe with fairies, and keep them company.- After the count de Nevers and his companions had amufed themfelves at this ifland for five days, they took leave of the ladies : the count made them ftch handfome prefents, for their courteous treatment ( them, that they were contented, and thanked him gratefully on his departure. . When the lords were embarked, they put to fea, and favourable winds carried them to a territory called Ragufa, when they refrefhed themfelves again, and thence made for Clarence *, which is one hundred miles diftant from Venice. ' While the galleys were at anchor, and the lords in the town of Clarence, which belongs to the Venetians, they were known by a fquire of honour and renown, from Hainault, called Bridoul de la Porte. He was a native of Morts, and had made, at his own expenfe, a pilgrimage, through devotion, to the Holy Sepulchre at Jerufalem, and had vifited Cairo and St. Catherine's Mount. • The French lords had come to Clarence two days before him, and gave him à welcome recep-tion, on hearing he was fo good, à man,-and a native of Hainault, the country of the countefs of Nevers, who was daughter to the earl of Hainault, And becaufc they were all in countries diftant from • • Ckrcnce, -or Chiarenza* is ia the Morea* oppofite to Ce-phalgia, their 8


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