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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
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theirs; but,»duripg the whole titoe of this fiege of Africa, the Chriftians were never left quiet, for their camp was every night or morning attacked by the enemy. Among the Saracens was a young knight, called Agadinquor OBferne, excellently mounted cm a beautiful courfer, which he managed as he willed, and which, when he galloped, feemed to fly with him. From his gallantry, he fhewed he was a good man at arms ; and, when he rode abroad, be had with him three javelins, well feathered, which he dexteroufly flung, according to the cut torn of his country. He was completely armed in black, and had a kind of white napkin wrapped round his head. His feat on horfeback was grace-ful; and, from the vigour and gallantry of his aâions, the Chriftians judged he was excited thereto by his affe&ion to a young lady of the country. True it is, he moil fincerely loved the daughter of the king of Tunis, who, according to the report of fome Genoefe merchants who had feen her, was very handfome, and the heirefs of his king-dom. This knight, called Agadinquor, was the fon of duke Oliferne ; but I know not if he ever married .this lady. I heard that, during the fiege, he performed many handfome feats of arms, to teftify his love, which the French knights faw with pleafure, and would willingly have furrounded him; but, he rode v ith fuch adivity and fkili, that all their efforts were vain. The Chriftian lords were very anxious to make fome Saracens prifoners, to learn from them the real 202


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