Quires of paper were exhausted; he worked all day and all the evening with no result. That it was not in a foreign language my friend was well assured. "For well hee knows the Latine and the Dutche; Of Fraunce and Toscanie he hath a touche." Russian is familiar to him, and Arabic would not have been an unknown quantity.
The Dutche footemen, are able to withstande, and overcome the horses: they bee moste speedie to marche, and to be set in araye, being not laden with armours: of the other part, they be subjecte to all blowes, both farre of, and at hande: because they be unarmed, they bee unprofitable unto the battaile on the lande, and to everye fighte, where is strong resistaunce.