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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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, • m his héflâctj *nd, fpyrring hi$ fl^ed, was (oljbwed by bk fquiff QQ another courier carrying the hdroet* Whea he approached JPfrin» he put xm the hehntt, which his fqwic laced behind, tje then galloped away, picking fpyre into his horfe, and advanced $rançi$g to ftrike the barras. They Were ibea open ; *tfd the lords and barons within imagined he intended to erftftr the town, but he did not mean any fnflh thing, for, having ftruck the gates according tp his vow, he c^eckçd his horfe end lurncd ^taufi. T.he Frerçcfr knights whp faw him thus retreat cried out tio him, * Get away ! get away ! thou haft wef acquitted thyfelf/ As for the name,of *hi* knight, J ^ ignorant qf it, fcor doi know frott^jntot 4copg;§;y fye camc^ but he boce.&r hbrasto* gulc& £ devwc fqtfpf .noir, with une i|ïpfdmr «oire 4fldôfitée. Howcwâr» an adventure 4sef^ him, from wfyich he bad fl^ifoibmip^jw ejc&pe. Ophi^r^vr^, te mer a,be f cher on the j^y$mentria the fubwb», a very ftrong man, who. ,^ad noticed him 4fU he had pafièd -Mi», mè who 4ad -w Juod-a^xecy lharp and heavy «hatchet wkh a long handle. 'As the knight was returning alone, and in a carelefs manner, the valiant butcher came on one fide of him, and gave him fuch a blow between the (houlders th^t he fell on his horfe's neck : he recovered himfelf» but the butcher repeated the blow on his head fo that the axe entered it. The knight, through excefs of pain, fell to the earth ; and the horfe galloped away to the fquye, who was waiting for his jnafter in the fields at the ex-H 2 tremity


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