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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 327



fornication, for which he paid dearly enough by his death. He was warned of the consequences of this conduct, and told that he was in fo dan* gerous a condition, (the wound having become an impofthume) that it was neceffary he fhould fettle hit affairs. He did, and made his will in the way I fhall relate. He ordered the principal perfons of his garri-fon, and thofe who had been the moft ufed to arms, into his prefence ; and when they were come, he faid to them, fitting up in his bed,— " My fair firs, and companions in arms, I know I am in great danger of death : we have been a long time together, and I have been a loyal cap* tain to you all, to the utmoft of my power; I fhould wifh, therefore, to fee, before I quit this world, my fucceflbr appointed, who would gal* lantly bevave himfelf towards you and defend this caille, which I fhall leave plentifully ftockedwith all neceffary things, fuch as wines, provifion and artillery. I therefore beg you wll tell me if you have taken any fteps, or have thought of elect* mg any one able to govern and lead you as men at arms ought to be governed md led, far fuch has been my manner of carrying on the war ; und in truth I cared not againft whom. I did indeed make it wader fhadow of the t king of England's name, in preference to any other ; but I have always looked for gain and conqueft wherever they may be had; and fuch fhould never be the conduct of adventurous companions, who are for deeds of arms and to advance themfelves. 'This mi


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