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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.2

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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.2
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He would be the fécond to his companion, Euftace : Ms name was John Daire. After' him, James Wi-fant, who was very rich in merchandize and lands, offered himfelf, as companion to his two couiins : as did Peter Wifant, his brother. Two others then named themfelves, which completed the number demanded by the king of England. The lord John de Vienne then mounted a final!" hackney; for it was with, difficulty that he could Ipralk ; and conducted them to the gate. There was the greateft forrow and lamentation all over the*town ; and in fuch manner were they attended to the gate, which the governor ordered to be opened, and then fhut upon him and the fix citi-zens, whom he led to the barriers, and faid to fir Walter Manny, who was there waiting for him ; € I deliver up to you, as governor of Calais, with the confent of the inhabitants, thefe fix citizens ; and Ifwear to you that they were, • and are at this day, the moil wealthy and refpe&able inhabitants of Calais. I beg of you, gentle fir, that you would have the goodnefs to bèfeech the king* that they may not be put to death.' € I cannot anfwer for what the king will do with them/? replied fir Wal-ter ; 'but you may depend, that I will do1 all in my power to fave them/ • - The barriers were opened ; *hen .thefe fix citi-zens advanced towards the pavilion, of the king; and the lord de Vienne re-entered the town. When fir Walter Manny had prefeiited thefe fix citizens to the king, they fell upon their knees, and/ with uplifted hands, faid; f Moft gallant king, VOL. II. ' • ' Q fee


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