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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
page 367



looks, anfwered,—-1 Begone, wicked fcoundrels and falfe traitors as you are ; would you have me defert my natural lord for fuch blackguards as you r would you have me difhonour myfelf ? I had much rather you were all hanged, for that muft be your end.' On faying this, he attempted to mount his horfc i but, his foot flipping from the ftirrup, his horfc took fright. They then fhouted out, and cried,f Put him to death.' When he heard this, he let hk horfe go s and, drawing a handfome Bourdeaux fword, he began to fkirmiih, and Toon cleared the crowd from about him, that it was a pleafure to fee. Some attempted to clofe with him ; but with each flrokc he gave, he cut off heads, arms, feet, or legs. There were none fo bold but were afraid -, and fir Robert performed that day marvellous feats of arms. Thefe wretches were upwards of forty thoufand ; they (hot and flung at him fuch things, that had he been clothed in ftccl inftead of being unarmed, he muft have been over-powered : however, he killed twelve of them, be-(ides many whom he wounded. At lift, he was pverthrown, when they cut off his legs and arms, and rent his body in piecemeal. . Thus ended fir Robert Salle, which was a great pity ; and, when the knights and fquires in England heard of it, they were much enraged. On the Saturday moruing, the king left the wardrobe, and went to Weftminfter, where he and all the lords heard mafs in the ab$ey. In this church, there is a ftatue of our lady in a fmall cha-pel, that has many virtues and performs great mi- * racks,


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