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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.7

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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.7
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Une on the head ; but the varlet avoided it, _ afid grappling with the fquire, who was much fa* tigued, turned him round, and flung him to tfié ground under him, when he faid, ( I will put you to death, if yoii do not furrendef yourfelf to my matter/ c And who is thy mailer?' c Er-nauton de Sainte Colombe, with whom you have been fo long engaged/ The fquire, finding he had not the advantage, being under the fervant, who had his dagger ready to ftrike, furrendereq on condition to deliver himfelf prifoner within fift teen days, at the caftle of Lourde, whether ref-cued or not. Of fuch fervice was this fervant to his matter ; and I mutt fay, fir John, that there was a fuperabundance of feats oî arma that day performed, and many companion^ were fworn to furrender themfelves at Tarbes and at Lourde. Ernauton Bifcete and le Mehgeant de Sainte Bafiîe fought hand to hand, without fpar-ing themfelves, and performed many gallant deeds, while all the others were fully employee!: however, they fought fo vigoroufly that ttiey ex* haufted their ftreûgth, ' and Soth were flaln 6ft the fpot. Thus fell Ernauton Bifcete arid le Mengeant de Sainte Bafile. € Upon this, the combat ceafed By mutual cofi-fent, for they were fo worn dowé that they côuïd ttot longer wield their axes : fome disarmed tKem-felves* to recruit their ftrength, and left there tfréîr arms.. Thofe of Lourde carried Wîtft iftéflh the dead body of Le Mengeant, as the Êrêncî did that of Ernauton to Tarbes ; and, in order that the memory of thte bifttfe fhotàfc be prefer* ved t 168


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