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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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and began his journey towards the fea-fide. The lady remained, with her houfehold, in this caftle. living in the moft decent manner. Now it hap-pened (this is the matter of quarrel) that the devil, by divers and perverfe temptations, entered the body of James Je Gris, and induced him to com-mit a great crime, for which he afterwards paid* He caft his thoughts on the lady of fir John de Carogne, whom he knew to be refiding, with her attendants, at the caftle of Argenteil. . One day, therefore, he fet out, mounted on the fineft horfe pf the count, and arrived, full gallop, at Argen-teil, where he difmounted. The fervants made a handfome entertainment for him, becaufe they,, knew he was a particular friend, and attached Jo the fame lord as their mafter; and the lady, think-ing no ill, received him with pleafure, led him to" her apartment, and fhewed him many of her works. James, fully intent to accomplifh his wickedrçefs, begged of her to condud him to the dungeon, for that his vifit was partly to examine it, The lady inftantly complied, and led him thither ; for, as ftie had the utmoft confidence ip his honour, (he was not accompanied by valet or chambermaid* As foon as they had entered the dungeon, James le Gris faftened the door unno-ticed by the lady, who was before, him, thinking jit might have been the wirçd, as he gave her to ujiderftand. . When they were thus alone, James epbraced ber, and discovered what his intentions were: the }|dy was much aftonifhed, and would willingly have 120 • ^


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