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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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as many wide, with towers at each corner, and one larger in the middle. This -caftie was to • reprefent the city of Troy the great, and the tower in the middle, the palace of Dion, from which were difplayed the banners of the Tro-jans, fiich as king Priam, Hector, his other fons, and of thofe fhut up in the place with them. The caftie being on wheels, was very eafily moved about. There was a pavilion likewife,on wheels, on which were placed the banners of the Grecian kings, that was moved, as it were, by invifible beings, to the attack of Troy. There was alfo* by way of reinforcement, a large (hip, well built, and able to contain one hundred men at arms, that, like the two former, was ingeni-. oufly moved by jnvifible wheels. Thofe in the (hip and pavilion made a (harp attack on the caftie, which was gallantly defended ; but, from the very great crowd; this amufement could not laft long. There were fo many people on all fides,* feveral vere ftifled by the heat ; and one table near the • door of the chamber of parlia-ment, at Which a numerous company of ladies and damfels were feated, was thrown down, and the company forced to make off as well as they could. The queen of France was near fainting, from the exceffive heat, and one of the doors was .forced to be thrown open to admit air. The lady of Coucy was in the fame *fituation. The king, noticing this, ordered an end to be put to the feaft, when the tables were removed, for the ladies to have more room. Wine and fptces were


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