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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.1

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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.1
page 139



The arrival of the queen in Hainault was foon known in the houfe of the good earl of Hainault, who was then at Valenciennes. Sir John, his brother, was alfo informed of the hour when ihe alighted at the hQufe of the lord of Ambreticourt. This fir John being at that time very young, and panting for glory, like a knight errant mounted his horfe, and, accompanied by a few perfons, fet out from Valenciennes for Ambreticourt, where he arrived in the evening, and paid the queen every refpeft and honour. The queen was at that time very deje&ed, and made a very lamentable complaint to him of all her griefs ; which affefted fir John fo *nuch, that he mixed his tears with hers, and faid,β Lady, fee here your knight, who will not fail to die for you, though every one elfe îhould defert you ; therefore will I do every thing in my power to conduft you and your fon, and to reftore you to your rar?k in England, by thé grace of God, and the afliftance of your friends in thofe parts; and I, and all thole whom I can influence, will rifk our lives on the adventure, for your fake ; and we will have a fu{Eeient armed force, if it pleafe God, without fearing any danger from the king of France.' The queen, who was fitting down, and fir John (landing before her, rofe, and would have caft herfelf at his feet, out of gratitude for the great favour he had juft offered her; but the gallant fir John, rifing up quickly, c • caught her in his arms, and faid, God forbid that the queen of England (hould ever do fuch a thing! Madam, be of good comfort to yourfelf and com pany,


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