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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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fuêh as _ fir Roger d'Efpaign, and his fon Ed-mund: from the county of Foix, fir Bertrand de .Barege, fir Peter dé Salbiere, fir Èeterde Valen-tin, fir William de Q,ùer, fir Angiers de Sollen-aire, fir Péter de Vaûd, fir William deMondigy, with rriahy more; in all, one hundred and forty, who willingly accepted the order of knighthood. Some barons of Èéarri firft difplayed their ban-ners with fëvéral of Caftille and fir John de Rue, You might have feen thefe yourig knights full of vigour and gallantry, carrying themfelves fo handfomely that it was a pleafant fpectacle to fee ; and they were, as I have faid, a large baU talion of themfelves. The lord de Lingriach then approached the king, accompanied, by all thofe who had come from different countries* and whom the Caftilians called indifcriminately Frenchmen, completely armed except their hel-mets, and faid,—c My lord king, we are come frdrn diftant countries with the beft difpofitioni to ferve you: grant us, we beg of you, that we may form the van battalion/ ' I grant it/ repli-ed the king, * in the name of God, St. James and my lord St. George, and may they be with you!' Upon this, the Spaniards whifpered one to another,—€ See, for God's fake ; fee how our king confides wholly in thefe foreigners : he has not any tpift in others. They have obtained the honour of the van; and hold us fo cheap they will not invite us to make %part.. They are now drawing themfelves up Separately, Well, wé will do the fame on our part, and, by God, let them combat and fight by themfelves. Have they


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