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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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to male èi thfe taylôr. • Perrot'tfënt fo his mien, ând related to them all you have heart! When he was gone, fceronttet faid to the taylor, c K thou doft not promife to do all I fliall Order thee, thou art inftantly a dead man/ f And what do - you want ihe to do?' I Vant thee to go with me to the gate of the town, and awaken the porters, and tell* them the governor has fent thee thithëû to order them to open the gates, or to Jet thee open them, to fome merchants from Montpelier, who are without, heavy laden withYnerchandlfe for the fair/ '€ I do not think they will believe me,' faid the'man. ' « Yes, they will if thou tell them, as a token of being fent by the governor, that he could not come himfelf to relieve the guard, but fent his fon in his Head. If thou doft iïot well perform all I have now ' told thee, or •Should we fail in our exploit, I will flay thee with this dagger/ The $oor man, feeing himfelf menaced with iteâth, for the Gafcons are ready enough at this biifinefs, promifed to do every thing according to the orders given to the utmoft of his power, They went to the gate, and after knocking at it Tfor fôm'e time, awakened the porters: they aflced,—« Who are ye that awaken us at fuch an hour? * €_ I am fuch a one,* naming himfelf, ( wh* have this night carried home fome work to the governor's houfe; and as I 'was coming this way, news was brought that fome merchant* from Montpelier were without the gate, quite jaded and wet with their journey and toads. He has therefore fent me to tell lid


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