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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
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and drive from your heart fùch villainous.thoughts ; for I am, and always ihall be, ready to ferve you, confidently with my own honour and with yours/ The king left hei quite furprifed, and went with his army after the Scots, following them almoft as far as Berwick* and took up his quarters four leagues diftant from the fbreft of Jedworth, where, and in the neighbouring woods, king David and all his people were. He remained there for three days, to fee if the Scots would venture out to fight with him. During that time.there were many {kirmiihes ; many killed and taken prifoners on both fides. Sir William Douglas, who bore for arms argent on a chef azure*, was always among the foremoft in thefe attacks. He performed many gallant exploits, and was a grtat annoyance to the Engliih. CHAP. JLXXVIL THE EARLS OF SALISBURY AND MORAY ARE SET AT LIBERTY, IN EXCHANGE FOR EACH OTHER. J ^URIN G thefe three days, there were fome dif creet men on both fides, who held conferences, in order, if poffible, to conclude a peace between the two kings ; at laft they fucceeded in obtaining a * The moft prominent feature in the Douglas arms, as now borne, is the Heart, which was added in confequence of the honour conferred by Robert Bruce on his death-bed, as has Veen already related: but when this diftinftive mark was adopted, I believe is uncertain, trucQ


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