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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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in him, and he fiercely exclaimed.f Give me my arms, and faddle my fteed, for he (hall never re-turn with a rcfufal/ His orders were promptly obeyed : being armed, he mounted on horfeback with his lance and buckler, and, having the gates and barriers thrown open, advanced into the plain. The lord de Langurant was much pleafed when he faw him : lowering his fpcar, he placed himfelf in the pofition of a good knight, as did his fquire. They were both well mounted ; and, fpurring their horfes, their lances ftruck with fuch force on their fhields as fhivered them to pieces. At the fécond pafs, Bernard Courant gave fuch a deadly blow on the ftoulder of the lord de Langurant as to drive him out of his faddle, and fell him to the ground-When Bernard faw him fall, he w§s rejoiced, and turning his horfe upon him, as the lord de Lan-gurant was raififtg himfelf up, Bernard, who had great ftrength, caught him with both hands by the helmet, tore it off hit head, and flung it under his horfc. The troops of the lord de Langurant who were in ambufh, noticing all this, began to advance to refcue their lord. Bernard Courant perceived them, and, drawing his dagger, faid to the lord de Lan-gurant, * Surrender yourfelf my prifbner, lord' de Langurant, refcued or not, or you are a dead man.* The lord de Langurant, who trufted to his people for afliftance, was fhy, and made no anfwer. When Bernard faw that he would not make any reply, he was inflamed with paffion, and, fearing left .he might fuftcr from delay, ftruck him with his dagger E 3 .oa 58


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