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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
page 269



fzf the truth, he was well formed in all his limbs to fhine in battle, and was feverely wound-ed at this combat. When thefe knights came to the earl of Dou-glas, they found him in a melancholy ftate, as well as one of his knights, fir Robert Hart, who had fought by his fide the whole of the night, and now lay befide him, covered with fifteen wounds from lances and other weapons. Sir John Sinclair afked the earl, ' Coufin, how fares it with you ?'—' But fo fo,' replied he,— € Thanks to God, there are but few of my an-ceftors who have died in chambers or in their beds. Lbid you, therefore, revenge my death, for I have but little hope of living, as my heart becomes every minute more faint. Do you Walter and fir John Sinclair raife up my banner, for certainly it is on the ground, from the death of David Collemine, that valiant fquire, who bore it, and who refufed knighthood from my hands this day, though he was equal to the moil eminent knights for courage or loyalty, and continue to fhout ' Douglas !* but do not tell friend or foe whether I am in your company or not ; for, fhould the enemy know the truth, they will be greatly rejoiced.' The two brothers Sinclair, and fir John Lind-&y, obeyed his orders. The banner was raifed and * Douglas P fhoujed. Their men, who had remained behind, hearing the fhouts ofc Dou-glas l9 fo often repeated, afcended a fmall emi-nence* and pufhed their lances with fuch cour-age, that the Englifh were repulfed, and many killed îôl ' . '


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