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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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difh, tad done what was ufual, the count cafl h» eyes on him, having formed his plan, and faw the firings of the bag hanging from his pour-point. This fight made his blood boil, and he faid, c Gallon come hither : I want to whisper you fomething.' The youth advanced to the table, when the count, opening his bofom, un-did his pourpoint, and with his knife cut away the bag. The young man was thunderflruck, and faid not a word, but turned pale with fear, and began to tremble exceedingly, for he was confcious he had done wrong. The count opened the bag, took fome of the powder, which he flrewed over a flice of bread, and, calling a dog to him, gave it him to eat. The inflant the dog had eaten a morfel his eyes rolled round in his head, and he died. The count on this was very wroth, and indeed had reafon: riling from table, he would have flruck his fon with a knife; but the knights and fquires rufhed in between them, faying, * For God's fake, my lord, do not be too hafty, but make further inquiries before you do any ill to your fon/ The irft words the count uttered were in Gafcon; f Ho, Gallon, thou traitor ! for thee, and to increafe thy inheritance which would have come to thee, have I made war, and incurred the hatred of the kings of France, England, Spain, Navarre and Arragon, and have borne myfelf gallantly againfl them, and thou wifheft to murder me ! Thy difpofition mud be infamoufly bad: know therefore thou (halt die with this blow/ And leaping over the mm'Ah a knife in his hand, he would have slain lOi


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