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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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was complete ou the fide of the French, he faved himfelf as faft as he could ; for he^ dreaded fo much being taken by the Englifh, that he had rather have been flain. The lord James Àudley, with the afliftauce of his four fquires, was always engaged in the heat of the battle. He was feverely wounded in the body, head and face ; and as long as his flrengfh and breath permitted him, he maintained the fight, and advanced forward : he continued to do fo until he was covered with blood : then, towards the clofe of the engagement, his four fquires, who were as his body-guard, took him, and led him out. of the engagement, very weak and wounded, towards a ienfes, interpofed, and refened Douglas. They faid, that the perfon whoin he bail beaten was certainty of great rank, and a lord. What, he a lord? cried Ramfay : he is a scullion, and a base knave* and, as I suppose, has killed his master. Go, yau villainf to, the field, search for the body ef my cousin, your master ; and when you have found it, come back, that at kmh J may give him a decent buriaL Then be raafoined the feigned ferving rnaa for forty ihiiliiigs ; and, having buffeted him finartly, he cried, Qet you gone ; fly. Douglas bore all this, patiently, carried on the deceit, and was/oon beyond tbe reach of his enemies.' * This ftory, as to (mm of its circuroftances, may not feem altogether probable; yet, in the main, it has the appearance of truth. Had I been at liberty to vary the aarrafchret I would have made Ram% &fpec\ that the feigned ferviug man had âripped *his maûer, after he bad been flain or mortally wounded. This Archibald was the natural fon of the renowned or James Doughts, âain by the Saracens in Granada/ Lord H ailes s Jmals of Scotland, vol. i..pp. 240,241. fcedge, 330


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