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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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(Caftiile, for (lie would not leave them with their fother ; and lie has the right of enjoying the greater part of her own lands/ t Holy Mary !' faid I to the fqtiire, ' how came the knight to. have fuch fancies, that he cannot fteep quietly in bed* but mull rife and fkirmilh about the hôufe ! this is very ftrange.* € By my faith/ anfwered the fquire, 1 they have frequent-ly sfked him* but he knows nothing about it. The firft time it happened,* was on the night fol-lowing a day when he had hunted a wonderfully large bear in the woods of Béfcrn. This bear had killed four of his dogs and wounded many more, fo that the others were afraid • of him ; upon which lir Peter drew his fword mf Bourdeaux fteel, and advanced on the bear with great rage, on account of the lofs of his dogs : he? combated him a long time with much bodily danger, and with great difficulty flew him, when he returned to his caftle of Languedudou, in Biscay, and had the bear carried with him. Every one was altonifhed at the enormous lïze of the beaft* and the courage of the knight Vho had attacked and flain it. c Wheii the counteTs of Bifcay, his wife, faw the bear, fhe inftantly fainted, and wasearried to her chamber, where fhe continued very difconfo* late all that and the following day, and would not fay what ailed her; On the third day fhe . told her hufband c fhe fhould never recover bet health until fhe had made a pilgrimage to St James's fhrine at Compoftella. Give me leave* therefore, to go thither, and to carry my fon Vol VII ' P ' Peter,


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