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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
page 340



Thç lord de Langurant had afcended a ladder, with his fword in his hand, and fought hard to enter the town the firft, not indeed for the five hundred francs, but to illuftratc his name ; for he was exceedingly angry that the lord de Duras had fo lightly turned tô the Englifh. The lord de Langurant, as I muft fay, performed fuch deeds that his own people as well as ftrangers were quite aftonifhed therewith, and advanced fo far that his life was in great jeopardy ; for thofe within fide the walls tore off the helmet from his head, and #ith it the hood, lo that he would in-evitably have been (lain, if his own fquire, who followed him clofe, had not covered him with his target. The knight defcended the ladder by de-grees, but he received in his defcent feveral heavy blows on the target. He was much çfteçmed for this aflault, by all thofe who faw him. In another part, fir Triftan de Roye and fir Perceval d'Ayvcnal, mounted on ladders, fought moft valoroufiyi and alfo fir John de Jumont and fir John de Rofay, wherç each for his part did wonders in arms. On the batdements was the lord de Sériel, mounted on a ladder, fighting gal-laqdy hand to hand with thofe on the infide ; and all who faw him faid, that if any one was likely to have the advantage of firft entering die town, he was in the road fo to do. This knight 4M not thus adventure himfelf for profit, but for glory ; however, as fortune is ha-zardous, he was ftruck down with ftich force by a fword, 328


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