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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 333



having heard of this expedition, was alarmed for the confequences, and determined to leave the caftie, as ill might befal him fhould he be taken ; but before he departed he waited on the duke of Gueldres, and thus fpoke: f Duke of Gueldres, you are my prifoner, and I am your Aiafter. You, as a gentleman, have pledged your faith and oath, that wherever I fhould pleafe to go, thither you would follow me. I know not if you have fent for the grand mafter of the teutonic order, but he is marching hither in fuch force that I do not think it prudent to wait for him. Do you remain, if you pleafe, but I fhall carry away your faith with me/ To this the duke of Guel-dres making no reply, the fquire departed, and, having mounted his horfe, rode off to a caftie of greater ftrength ; but, on his going away, he added, € You will find me at fuch a place/ and named to him the caftie, which was very ftrong, and far from all roads. He was no fooner gone than the grand mafter arrived with a confiderable force : no one iffued forth to oppofe him : and, had he found the fquire within, he would infallibly have put him to death. He therefore returned to Koningfberg, carrying the duke of Gueldres with him. I will relate what was the end of this event; for in whatever country it was told, and efpeci-ally in Germany, it was varioufly fpoken of, to the great aftonifhment of all lords who heard it. When the duke of Gueldres arrived at Koningf-berg, having obtained his liberty in the manner I have " 326 *


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