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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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it ran in great ftreams of Claire*, and excellent Piernentf. Around this fountain were young girls handfomely drefled, having on their heads c^ps of folid gold, who fang fo fweetly, it was a pieafure to hear them ; and they held in their hands cups of gold, offering their liquors to all who chofe to drink. The queen flopped there to hear and look at them, as did the ladies as they pafled by. Below the monaftery of the Trinity, there was a icaffold erected in the ftreet, and on this fcaf-loid a caftle, with a representation • of the battle with king Saladin, performed by living actors : the Chriftians on one fide and the Saracens on " the other. All the lords of renown, who had been prefent, were reprefented with their blazon-ed warcoats, fuch as were worn in thofe times, A little above was the perfon of the king of France, furrounded by his twelve peers, in their proper arms ; and when the queen came oppo-site the fcaffold, king Richard was feen to leave his, companions, and advance to, the king of France, to requeft permilDon to fight the Sara-cens, which having obtained, he returns to his army, who inftantly begin the attack on Saladin and the Saracens. The battle lafted for a confix derable time, and was feen with much pieafure. The proceflion then pafled on, jpd came to the * Claire,—I cannot find. f Piement—is a liquor made of honey, wine, and different fpices.—Du CANGE, Aa ? « fécond 355


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