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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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#Alêgfe, finding this excurfibn laid afidfc, was much vexed thereat ; and, fpeaking of it to fome of tys companions of as good courage as himfelf, they collected about thirty fpearst and rode out that morning, but met with no ad-venture. Godinos was fo defirous of feats of arms, that he felt forely the difappointment of returning without having ftruck a blow, and faid to hi? companions,—c Do you ride on gently, while I anditny page will fkirt this wood, to fee if there be any ambufcades, or any perfons within it, and wait for me at the foot of yonder hill.* Having aifented to this, Godinos ^nd his page Iteft them, and rode alongfide the wood. They had not advanced far, when he heard fome one whiftle : be inftantiy ftuck fpurs into his horfe, and came to a hollow road, where he found a Gueldre-lander fquaring timber. Godinos fpized his fpear, and charged the man full gallop, to his great aftonifhment, and made figns to him to follow him ; for he faid to himfelf,—' At leaft, I ihall (how to my companions, that I have done fomething by making this man my prifoner, and he mpy be of fome ufe to us in our quarters/ He now fet out on his return, riding on a fmall hackney, followed by the woodman on foot, with a large axe on his fhoulder with which he had been working. The page of Godinos was behind, mounted on his courfer, bearing his helmet and dragging his lance, half afleep from having left his bed too early. The German, who knew not whither he was going, nor what might


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