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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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95* : • jallant knight, and, to rally his men, dafhed into the midft of his enemies, and gave fuch blows on all around him, that no one could withftand them, but all * made way for him on every fide; for there were none fo well #armed with helmets or plates but that they fuffered from his battle-axe. Thus he advanced, like another Hector, thinking to recover and con-quer the field, from his own prowefs, until he "wks met by three fpears that were pointed at him : one ftruck him on the (houlder, another on the ftomach, near' the belly, and the third * fcpteféd his thigh. He could pever difengage himfelf from thefe fpears, but was borne to the ground fighting defperately. From that mo-ment he never tofe again. . Some of his knights and*fquires had; folk* w*ed him, but not all; for, though thé moon fhene/ii was rathiet dark. The three Englift lances kûew they had fituck down feme perfon of confiderable rank, but a never thought it was earl Douglas: had they known it, they would hav$ been fo rejoiced that their courage would have been redoubled,, and the fortune of the day had confequently been 'determined to their fide. • The Scots; were igno-rant alfo of their lofs until the battle was over, otherwife they would ^certainly, from defpair, have been difcomfited. : - 1'Wp Tflaff #fFhM befel the e^ff afterward. As foon as:-be ffPi bis}hea^ wsp cleaved with a battle-axe, the fppar thruft through his thigh, jtnd the main body of the Englifh marched over • * - : • him •


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