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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 365



mê lets ôf gold dri their heacte, eaùftè ottt of thé wood, holding naked fwords in their hands, and placed themfelves between the hart, the lion and eagle, (hewing that, with their fwords, tfiey were determined to defend the hart and the bed of jnftice. The queen, the ladies and lords, having feen this pageant ' with pleafure, paflfed on to the bridge of Nôtre Dame, which was decorated ft handfomely, it could not be amended : it was covered with a ftàrry canopy; of grefcn and crim-fon, A rid* the itreets were all hung with tapeftry as far as the church of Nôtre Dame. When the queen and her ladies had paffed the bridge, and were near the church, it was late in the even-ing; for the proceflion, ever fince it had fet out from St. Denis, had advanced but a foot's pace. The great bridge of Paris was hung all its length with green and white fareenet; but before the queen and her company entered Nôtre Dame, Ihe was prefented with other pageants that de-lighted her and her ladies very much : 1 will de-scribe them. A full month before the queen's entry to Paris, a mafter engineer from Geneva had foftened à cord to the higheft tower of Nôtre Dame, which, palling high above the ftreets, was fixed to the moft elevated houfe on the bridge of St. Mir chael. As the queen was paffing down the flxeet of Nôtre Dame, this man left the tower, and, feating himfelf on the cord, defcended, finging, with two lighted torches in his hand, for it was mow


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