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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.3

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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.3
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• S«4 fupported them were reptd&ti On one fide, was feen the captai de Buch and the lord de Cliflbft manfully engaged : on another, fir Euftace d'An*» breticourt, fir Hugh Caiveriey, the fouidich de f Eftrtdc and fir John Devereux (hewed themfelves good knights. The prince Acme preeminently i he proved his poble birth, and the gallantry of his knighthood, by his eagernefs to feek his enemies, and brayely fights pig with them. On the other hand, king Henry acquitted himfelf tight valiantly in every fituation ; he • more Ithan *nce rallied his men to the*tombat; • for wbsn they iaw don Tello take. flight, accompanied by two thoufand men, they began to be caft down, and the greater part of them were fo much frightened, that they were willing to follow his example ; but king petvy galloping up to the foremoft, faid ; 6 My good lords, what are you doing ? why would you thus feek to abandon and betray me ? you who have chofen me for yoijr king, and placed the crown of Caftiile upon my bead, giving me the inheritance of ft? Return bade, and help me to guard, defend and maintain it: remain fteady near to me, for, through God's grace the day fhall ftill be ours/ By fuch fpeeehes as thefe, he encouraged many, Vnd caufed them to fight boldly : they could not for fhame fly, when they faw their king and lord aft himfelf fo vigoroufly in the combat, and addrefs fuch friendly words to them. More than fifteen hundred perfons loft their lives by this management, who would otherwife have been faved by taking advan- ta§©


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