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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.4

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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.4
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fpeak. They began grievoufly to lament his lofs, faying j c Flower of knighthood ! oh, fir John Chandos ! curfed be the forging of that lance which wounded thee, and which has thus endangered tJiy life.' Thofe who were around the body moft tenderly bewailed him, which he heard, and an-fwered with groans, but could not articulate a word. They wrung their hands, and tore their hair, uttering cries and complaints, more efpecially thofe who belonged to hh houfe-Md. Sir John Chandos was difarmed very gently by his Ofro fervants, Jaid upon fhields and targets, ap| carried at a foot's pace to Mortemer, the acarcft fort to the place where they were. The other barons and knights returned to Poitiers, carrying with them their prifoners. I heard th^t James Martin, he who had wounded fir John Chandos, fufFercd fo much from his wounds that he died at Poitiers. That gallant knight only furvived one day and night. God have mercy on his foul ! for never fincc a hundred years did there exift among the Englifh one more courteous, nor fuller of every virtue and good quality than him. When the prince, prinçefs, earls of Cambridge and Pembroke, and the other Englifh knights in Guicnne heard of this event, they were completely difconcerted, and faid, they had now loft every thing on both fide* of the fea. Sir John was fincerely regretted by his friends of each fex : and fome lords in France bewailed his lofs. Thus it Vol. IV. E happens 49


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