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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 164



iîiin| in cher ifffli) fo8 Égtfiyi thU hi tm m way get fid of them. • f The Irifh have pointed knives, with hrémà blades, fharp on btith fides like a darthfead, Wkh Which they kill their enemies j bilt thcfy MWi confider them aà dead until they have ctit their throats like fheep, opened their bellies and takeft out their hearts, which they carry off With therb, tnd fomc fay, who are well acquainted Wîtfc their manners, that they devour them ai delidoUfc mor* Ms. ' They never accept of fttnfotfc for their pn-foners ; and when they find they have not the ad* vantage in any flcirmilhes^ they iriftàntly fepâràte, and hide themfelves in hedges, bufhes, 6r febles under ground, fo that they feémto dîfappeâi-i hé one knows whither. :-: . • '; " c Sir William Windfor/whô has longer made war lh Ireland thah any bthcfr'EhgHft* knight, TM4 never been able, during hit refidence among them, to learn correftly their maHners, nor the 'condition of the Iri(h people. ' They are ft very Wdy face, &f great fubtlety, and of various tempers, paying lio attention to clcanlinefs, nor to Atfy gentleman, although their Country is governed by kîàgs, ôf Whom there are fevcntl* but féem djéfirous te re* main in thefkvage ftate they have been brought up in. . - ' _ • : .f True it is, that four of the ritoft potent kings in Ireland have fubmitted to the king of England, but more through love and good'humoor, than by battle or force. The earl of Ormond, whofo ' . - lands 149 •


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