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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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CHAP. CXLIV. ME LORD JAMES AUDLEY GIVES TO HIS SQUIRES THE PENSION OF FIVE HUNDRED MARCS HEr • HAD RECEIVED FROM THE PRINCE. y^THJSN the lord James Audley was brought back to his tent^ after having moll refpeft-fully thanked the prince for his gift, he did not remain long before hp fent fqr his brother fir Peter Audlev, the lord Bartholomew Burgher(h4 fir Ste-phen Coffington, lord Willoughby of JSreCby ^nd • lord William Ferrers of Groby: they ^ere all hU relations. He then fent for bk four fquires that had attended upon him that day, and, add re fling himfelf ta the knights, faid; 'Gentlemen, it has; pleafed my lord the prince to give me five hundred marcs as a yearly inheritance ; for which gift I have done him very trifling bodily fprvice. You fee, : here thefe four fquires, who haye always ferved nae moft loyally, and efpeçially in this d^y's engage^ ment. What glory I may have gained has been, through their means, and by their valour : on which, account I wilh to reward them. I therefore give and refign into their hands the gift of five hundred % marcs, which my lord the prince has been pleafed to beftow me, in the fame form and manner that it has been prefented to me. I difinherit myfelf of it, and give it to them fimply, and without a poflibility of revoking it.' The knights prefent looked on each other, and fuid, € It is becoming the noble mind of lord James te s


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