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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
page 179



Vfcd, they erected à crofs of stone on the place where thefe two knights had fought and died.! See, there it is; Ï point to it.* Ônthis, we turned to the right, and made for the orofs, when each faid an Ave Maria and a Pater-noster for the fouls of the deceafed. c By my faith/ faid I to the knight, * I have liftened to you with pleafure * and in truth it was a very fevere af-fair for fo fmall à number $ but what became of thofe who conducted the pillage?' ' I will tell you/ replied he. c At the bridge of Tour-nay, below Malvoifin, where they intended to crofs, they found the bourg d'Efpaigft in am-bufcade, who on their arrival, fallied out upon themi being in fufficient force. Thofe of Lourde could not retreat* and were obliged to abide the event. I muft truly fay, that the cofobat was as fevere and as long, if not longer than that atMar-teras. The bourg d'Éfpaign performed' wonders ; he wielded a battle-axe, and never hitman with it but fce struck him to the ground, fie #as well formed for this, being of a large fize ftrong-ly made, and not too much loaded with ffefn. He took with his own hand the two captains, the bourg de Gornillac* and Perot Fafatin de Beam; A fquire of Navarre was there flaân, Called Ferdinand de Miranda, an expert mart a£ arms. Some who were prefent fay the bourg d'Efpaign» killed him, others that he was fMect trough the heat of his armour. In fhort, tfie pî'flâgtt 169


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