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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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'Tic chiefs of-the army,'fuch as Agadinquor i'Ohfernc and Brahadin dc Tunis, thought they {hould gain nothing by his death ; and to induce him to anfwer truly, without any equivocation, what queftions fhould be put to him, they pro-mifed to fpare Ms life* and fend him fafe and well to his own country on board of the firft galley that {hould come thither from Genoa or Marfeilles, jwith a prefent of one hundred golden befants. The yarlet hearing this, was freed from his fears of death and made eafy | for he knew that thefe Saracens never .break their words ; and, as every one dies as late as he can, he faid to the inter-preter, 'Make them all fwear on their faith to keep what they have promifed, and I will truly anfwer whatever you may afk.? The interpreter repeated this to the' lords, who having confented to his demand, the vatlet faid, * Now afk what queftions you pleafe, and I will anfwer them/ He was firft afked who he was, and his place of refidenee, and replied, € Portenances * ; [that his name was Simon Mollevin, and fon to a captain of a galley at Portenances] :* then as to the com-manders of the Chriftian army. He named fe-deral ; for, having kept company and drank with the heralds, he had often heard their names men-tioned and had remembered fome of them. He was afked, if he knew the reafons why they had fo &ddenly raifed the fiege and departed. To J •? . 111 ,—~~—' ^— "• - * Portenances. In the MSS, Portenaucs. Q. if not Porto-çtoe, one of Ujp iflands of Hicres, off Provence, this


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