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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.10

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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.10
page 195



CHAP. XVIL THE CHRISTIAN fcORPS WEIGH ANCHOft, AND LEAV* THE ISLAND OF COMING, IN OgDEI| TQ LAY SJBGB TO THE TOWN OF AFRICA.—• THE MANNER IN WHICH THE Y CONDUCT THEMSELVES* T HAVE dwelt very long on, the fubjeft of Aymerigot Marcel, in detailing his adions, that I might illuftrate his life and , death ; for in fuch a hiftory as this, both good and bad muft be fpoken oft that they may ferve as an excitement or warning in times to come. Had Aymerigot turned his mind to virtue, h$ would have done much gobdj for he was an able man at arms and of great courage; but, having a&ed in a different manner, he came to a difgraceful death. We will return to the noble enterprife the knights of France and other countries had under-taken againft Africa, and continue our narrativf from the place where we left off. It was, "J be-lieve, at the ifland of Comino that the knights had aflembled, after the great ftorm in the gulph of Lyon, to wait for thofe who had feparated from the fleet, as that ifland was but thirty miles from Africa, whither they were bound* They remained there nine days, and, when recovered^ from their fatigues, they addrefled the mafters of the galleys as follows: • Gentlemen, we are now on 1S§


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