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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.8

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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.8
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fee faddled^ and his pennon to be unfurled, he fet off on a gallop* With only nineteen more, to meet the enemy, who had formed an ambufcade. . c The caftiiliam party had fent one of their men to fcour over the plain, mounted on a genet, which being perceived by don Fernando, he faid to a fquire, ' Gallop thy genet, and fee who that fel-low is prancing on the plain/ - The fquire, flick-ing fpurs into Jhis horfe, foon came [up with the horfeman, who fuffered himfelf nearly to be over-taken ; for his orders were to return inflantly to the ambufcade, if followed by any one. When they frere hard by, the whole party fallied forth and purfued the fquire, who, being well mounted, had turned back. In the chace, they fhouted 4 Caf-fille !' which convinced don Fernando, who had halted under his pennon, to wait for his fquire, whom they were clofely purfuing, that they were enemies ; and he faid,—c I am now fure they muft be Caftillians : let us fhout1 Portugal V for I am refolved to meet them/ € At thefe words he grafped his fpear, and came on full fpeed up to them. The firft whom he met he ftruck to the ground, and the fécond fhared the fame fete. Of the twenty-five fpears, ten were already lying on the ground : the remainder took to flight ; and of them lèverai were likewife flain or wounded. All this I witnefled with great pleafure $ for I faw in it my deliverance, and, in a few minutes, was left alone* • I then advanced towards don Fernando, who, on feeing me, recbl-leâed me; for I had been formerly acquainted VOL.VIH. • F. with 65


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