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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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% 2?6 come, to join his countrymen, and fir Matthew to Newcaftle. Sir James, from the darknefs of the night, as the moon did not fhine very clear, miftook- his road, and had not advanced half a league ^before he fell in with the bifhop of, Durham and more than five hundred Englifh : he might have efcaped this danger had he chofen it, but he thought they were his friends in purfuit of the enemy. When in the midfl of them, thofe neareft afked who he was. He replied,c I am fir James Lindfay/ Upon this, the bifhop, who was within hearing, pufhed forward and faid, ' Lindfay, you are taken:, fur-render yourfelf to me.' 'And who are you?1 faid Lindfay- cl am the bifhop of Durham/ ' And where do you Gome from?1 added Lindfay. * By my faith, friend, I intended being at the battle, but unfortunately was too late; and in defpair I am returning to Newcaftle, whither you will accompany me.' ( If you infift on it I muft comply/ anfwered fir James; c but I have made a prifoner, and am now one myfelf : fuch is the chance of war/ f Whom have you taken?' afked the bifhop. 1 I have captured and ran-fomed, after a long purfuit, fir Matthew Red-man/ * And where is he?' faid the bifhop. * On my faith/ replied fir James, c he is returned to Newcaftle : he entreated I would allow him three weeks liberty, which I complied with.* c Well, well/ faid the bifhop, c let us get on to Newcaftle, where you fhall converfe with him.9 ... Thus they returned to Newcaftle, fir James Lindfay as prifoner to the bifhop of Durham* * * ' " Under


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