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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.5

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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.5
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and excited them to attempt all means to flay him * for he was their bitter enemy. ' The lord de Langurant, being a knight eager for battle, was riding out one a^y attended by about forty lances: he advanced near to an Englifli garrifon called Cadillac *, which belonged to the captai de Buch and his brothers. He polled his men in ambufh in a wood, telling them that he would ride alone to the caftle to fee if any one would fally forth againft him. His men obeyed : when, riding to the barriers of Cadillac, he fpoke to the guards, afking, c Where is Bernard Courant, your captain ? Tell him that the lord de Langu-rant wiflies to tilt with him; and, fincc he is fo valiant a man at arms., he will not refufe my re-queft for the love of his lady. If he (hould not cohfent, it will turn to his fhame, and I will publiih every where that he had refufed to break a lance with me'through cowardice.1 One of the valets of Bernard, at that time at the barriers, replied ; c Lord de Langurant, 1 have per-fectly heard what you have faid : I will go and in-form my maften for cowardice fhall never be a re-proach to him, if you will be fo good to wait.' f By my faith,' anfwered the lord de Langurant, c that I will.' The valet went to his mafter, whom he found in his chamber, ' and told him what you have heard. When Bernard heard this, his heart fwelled with- * Cadillac—a village in Guyenne, feven leagues fcom Boor* deaux. in 52


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