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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.11

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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.11
page 29



To fpc& tw\Y Goo the Father, the Son, aa# the Holy QhpÉ, three in panic, but one in fub** tjpcp, w#% is and ever will be, of 3s fufficient power to declare his works as frofn the beginnings mi QF*e ought not, therefore, to |jc furprifed ,at whatever wonderful things happen. The rcafoq why I thus fpeak is, that a grç^ influence from Heaven thi$ day fell on the king of France, and# as fome fey, from his own fault. The phyficiaqs of his ..body, who ought to have known well his cooftitution, declared, that confidering the weak ftate of his health, he %ould not have thus exr pofed himfelf to the heat of the day, but have rode in the cool of the mornings or evenings. Thofc who had advifed otherwife were difgraced ; but he had been long led by his minifters to a&juft , as they pleafed. The king rode over this fandy plain,. that TjÇt flc&ed the heat, which was much greater than had been ever before known or felt in that feafon : he was beftdpt drefled in a jacket of black velvet that added to the warmth, and had only a ingle hood ç{ crimfon* ornamente4 with a chaplet of large beautiful pçarls the queen had printed to him on his leaving her. He was followed by one of his pages, who had a montauban cap of polifhed fteel on his htfkd that glittered in the fun, and behind hip another page rode on horfeback, carrying a vermilion-coloured lance, enveloped with filk for the king, the head of which lance was broad, fliarp and. bright. . The lord de la Riviere had brought a dozen fuch when he lait came from . C 3. Touloufe,


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