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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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The bègue (according to the information I have Unce received) replied, that he and his company might come with him in all fecurity ; for that his brother fliould not from him have any intelligence of what had happened #. Upon this coiifideration, they advanced, when don Pedro was conduced to ^ ~ tent of the bègue, and into the chamber of fir juvon de Lakonet. He had not been there an hour, . -m king Henry and the vifcount de Rocaberti, with their attendants, but not in great numbers, came thither. As foon as king Henry had entered the chamber where don Pedro was, he faid, c Where is this fon of a jewifh whore who calls himfelf king of Caftille f Don Pedro, who was a bold as well as a cruel man, ftepped forward, and faid ; € Why, thou art the fon of a whore, and I am the Ton of Alphonfo.' On faying this, he caught hold ofking Henry in his arms, began to wreftle with him, and, being the ftrongeft, threw him down under him upon une aubarde, qu* on dit en François coejie de mterats de foye\ \ placing his hand on his poig-nard, • There are different accounts of this affair. Fcmras at-tributes the capture of don Pedro to Bertrand du Guefclin t and not much to his honor : but 1 cannot believe this, as avarice was not a vice of fuch gallant men, and am inclined to believe Froiftart has been rightly informed. f Not knowing how to tranflate this, I have left it as m the original. Du Cange, in the laft volume of his Gloffary, refers the word auiarde to attarda» *in the firft volume of the fupplement, which is as follows : * J§bbatda, Cliteliat-fldA, Provincialibus bardo. noftris olim karde, equi anmatura. Aubardc 35«


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