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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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ma Sit Jtffaia tindfky, fitwiing he hud loft Mk lance, flung the fhaft on the ground, and, ' dif-mounting, #rafped his battle-axe, which was •flung aeroft his (houlder, and handled it with one hand very dexteroufly, for the Scots are ac* cvftonied thus to ufe it attacking the knight with renewed courage, who defended himfelf with much art. They purfued each other fora long time, ôttfe with the battle-axe and the other With the fword, for there was no one to prevêtit them ; but, at laft, fir James laid about hhn fuch heavy blows, that fir Matthew was quite-x)nt of breath, which made him furrender; and he faid, * Lindfay, I yteld myfelf to you.' € Indeed !' replied the fcots knight,1 réfcueft ot not.* ( I confent,' faid fir Matthew : ' you will take good care of me/ _ * That I will/ anfwerèd fir Jaftiéà. Sir Matthew on this put his fword iiti the fcabbard, and faid, * Now, what do you re-quire of me, for I am your prifoner by fair coil*-qttéft V c And what is it you would wifli me to do ?* replied fir Jamesf c Ï (hould like/ arifwered fir Matthew, 'to return to Newcaftle; and, with-in fifteen days, I Will come to you in ahy pari of Scotland you (half appoint/ *I agree/ fail fir James,€ on your pledging yourfelf, that With-in three weeks you be in Edinburgh; and wherë-èver ydu may jgo, you acknowledge yôurffelf aè kiy prifoner/ • 1 Sir Matthew having fwofn tô ôfcfervê thefe . conditions, each fought his horfe, that was paf-turing hard ,by, and, hating mounted, took leave till departed, fir .JaiheB by the wtfy he Mâ • Ta . tome»


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