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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.6

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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.6
page 142



ïé . tWtt rîgtit; but the king was fo much rejoiced àt what he had heard, and fo much occupied was his mind with this fubject, that nothing could put it out of his head. He frequently faid, * The council would be too tedioxls to accompîifh the bufinefs well; adding, that when any one wifhes to perform an enterprife fuccefsfully, delibera-tions fhould not be too long 5 for at lafi the ene-» my gains information of it/ He alfo faid, when they laid before him the dangers that might hap* peh, * Yes, yes; nothing venture, nothing gain/ In~this manner did the young king of France con-Terfe with the knights and fquires of his chamber I will now relate to you a dream which he had at this time at Senlis; and from which he took a fly-ing hart for his emblem, as I was then informed. CHAP. XXIV. CHARLES THE SIXTH, KING OF FRANCE, FftOM A DÉEAM, CHOOSES A FLYING HART FOR HIS DEVICE. - - IT happened that during the refidence ôf the young king Charles at Senlis, as he was fleep-ing in his bed, a vifion appeared to him. He thought he was in the city of Arras, where, untfl then, he had never been, attended by all the flow-er of knighthood of his kingdom; that the earl of Flanders came there to him, and placed on his wrift a moft beautiful and elegant pilgrim-faîconr, faying,c My lord, in God's name, 1 give thisfalcoft to you, for the beft that was ever feen, the moftltr* defntigaW11


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