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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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•if" looking at him alkance, he faid, f Sir Geoffry, I haye but little reafon to love yotf, when you wiflied to feize from me by fiealth, laft night, what had given me fo much trouble to acquire, and ha« eoft me fuch fumis ef rtoney. • I am, however, rejoiced, to have caught you thus ip attempting it You were 4efirou8 pf gaining i\ cheaper thanï did, and thought you could pprchafe it for twenty thoufand crowns ; but, through Gpd's affiftance, you have beçn dif-. appointed/ He then pafled on, and left fir Gçoffry Handing, without having a word to fay for himfelf. When he came to fir Euftaçe de Rïbeaumont, he afiumed a cheerful look, and faid, with a fmile ; rSir Euftace, you are the mofi valiant knight ia Chriftendom, that I ever faw attack his enemy, or defend bimfelf. I never yet found any one in battle* who, body to body, had given me fo much to do as you have done this day. m J adjqdge to you the prize of valour, above all the knights of my court, as what is juftly due to you.* The king then took off the chaplet, which was very rich apd handfome, and, placing it on the head of fir Euilace, faid ; r Sir Euilace,. I prefent you with this cbaplet, as being thç befl coihbatant this day, either within or without doors ; and I beg of you to wear it this yçar, for loyç of pie, ( I know that you are lively and amorous, and loye the company of ladies and dapifels ; therefore* fay wherever you go, that I gavé it to you, I alfo give you your liberty, free of ranfdm ; apd you may ht out ' to-morrow, if you pleafe, and go whither you will/ , - " ' ' - ' * ' In


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