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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.9

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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.9
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• 103 and that, as they were amusing themfelves, they faid to him, f Fair brother Bonne-lance, you are often in the field,, and muft at times meet your enemies.' A lady, who was much in his good graces, added,—? I am fure you have frequent engagements with them, and I fay fo becaufe I fhould like to fee an Englifhman. I have often heard, from a fquire of this country with whom you are well acquainted, of the name of Gour-dines, that they ,are determined men at arms, and as expert as any in this country. Indeed, they prove it by their gallantry, and by taking from us towns and caftles, and keeping poffeffion of them/ f By God, fair lady/ [replied Bonne-lance, ' if I have the good fortune to make one of them my prifoner, you fhall fee him/ ( Many thapks/ anfwered the lady. When Bonne-lance remembered 'this, he had taken the road to Clermont îmAuvergne, as the engagement had been hard by; but he quitted it, and followed that to Montferrant, which lay about one league off on the left hand. The inhabitants of Montferrant were in high fpirits at the fuccefs of Bonne-lance over thefe adventurers, and gave him a hearty welcome. When he and his people had difmounted at the hôtel, they difarmed and took their ea& • The . ladies and darnfels affembled to entertain and feaft Bonne-lance, whom they came twenty times to fee. He gallantly received them, for he was a prudent knight, and addreffing himfelf to the lady who was fo anxious to fee an Englifhman, faid,—c Lady, I am cope to acquit mjrfetf of the


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