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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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Ac j falKed out they were flak and caft back into the fire. • John de Launoy* who was in the fteeple, per-ceiving himfelf at the point of death, and that he muft foon be burnt, for the fteeple was beginning to take fire, cried out to thofe below, € Ranfom, ranfom !' and offered his coat, which was full of florins ; but they laughed at and mocked him, faying,—f John, come and fpeak to us through thefe windows and we will receive you. Make a handfome leap, John, fuch as you have forced our friends to take this year: jpu muft make this leap/ John dc Launoy, finding his flotation defperate, and the fire fo faft approaching that he muft be burnt, grew enraged, and preferred being (lain to being burnt. Both happened to him* for he leaped out of the windows in die midft of Lî-enemies, who received him on their fpears ; an4, after hacking him to pieces, he was' flung into the fiâmes. Thus finifhed John de I-aunoy. t • S04 , CHAP.


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