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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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248 • » of Northumberland, from their great cburage, were always the firft at the barriers, when many valiant deeds were done with lances band' to hand. • The earl of Douglas had a long conflict with fir Henry Percy, and in it, by gallantry of arms, won his pennon, to the great vexation of fir Henry and the other Engiiih. The earl of Douglas faid,—' I will carry this token of your prowefs with me to Scotland, and place it on the tower of my caille at Dalkeith, that it may be feen from far.—c By God, earl of Douglas,* replied fir Henry, ( you fliall not even bear it out of Northumberland : be affured you {hall never have this pennon to brag of.'— •* You muft come then;* anfwered earl Douglas, c this night and seek for it. I will fix your pen-non before qpy tent, and fttall fee if * you will venture to take it away.* • As it was now late, the skirmifh ended, and each party retired to their quarters, to difann and comfort themfelves. They had plenty of every thing, particularly flefiimeat. The Scots kept up a very ftrict watch, concluding," from the words of fir Henry Percy, they fhould have their quarters beaten up this night : they were difappointed, for fir Henry was advifed to defer it. • • . . CHAP.


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