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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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f 939 % Warwick and lord Cobham, faid ; ' I beg of yôù \6 mount your horfes, and ride over the field, ft* that on your return you may bring me forae certain intelligence of him/ The two barons, îmmediàteljr mounting their horfes, left the prince, and made for a fmall hillock, that they might look atout *hem : from their Hand they perceived a crowd of men at arms on foot, who- were; advancing very iowly. The king of France was in the midft of them, and in great danger ; for the Englilh and Gafcons had taken him from fir Denys de Mor* beque, and were difputing who ihould have him, tire loutil bawling out, c It is 1 that have got him / • c No, no/ replied the others, ' we have him/ The king, to efcape from this peril, faid, 'Gentlemen, gentlemen, I pray you conduct me and my fon in a courteous manner to my cou fin the prince; and do not make fuch a riot about my capture, for I ^am (b great a lord that I can make all ftiflicîentlj rich/ Thefe words, and others which fell from the king, appeafed them â little; but the dilutes were always beginning again, and they did not move a Hep without rioting. Whert the two barons fW this troop of people, they defcended fi'dm the hillock; and (licking fpurs into their horfes, "made tip to them. On their arrival, they afked what was the matter : they were anfwercd, that it was the king of France, who had been made prisoner, and that Upwards of ten knights and fquires challenged tiim at the fàmç. time, as belonging to each of them. fThê two barons then pufhed through the crowd by main forte, and ordered all to draw afidê.. They 2 % - mwt*


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