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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
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btft, tout fuch me mf lord the king1! orders* I • muft now. return* for 1 cannot longer ftay.' 3g faying thi* the Huqgafrian marfhai left them, and the lords affembled, together to confider what ,wa* m fee done. ' The lord dc Coucy was afked his aptition* and replied, that the king of Hungary had a fight to cider thçm, and that what, he had requefted was pcrfe&ly.juft. It was mentioned to me that the count d'Eu, conftable of France, was vexed chat his opinon had not been firft afked be-fore the lord de Coucy's, and, through fpite and malice, inftantly oppofed what he had faid, add-ing -, c Yes, yes, the king of Hungary wiihes to gain all the honour of the day : he has given us the van guarçi, and now wants to take it away, that he may have the firft bjow let thofe who will be-lieve what he fends to us, for my part I never will :* then addreffing the knight who bore his banner, he faid,-—c In the name of GOD and Saint George, you fhall fee me this day prove myfeif a good knight** The lord de Coucy thought this a very vain fpeech of the conftable, and, turning to fir John de Vienne, who had the banner of our Lady under his guard, .and by whom all the others were to rally, afked what ought to be done. « Lord de Coucy,* he replied, 'when truth and reafon are not heard* . foUy and prefumption muft reign j and, fince the count d'Eu is determined to fight the enemy, we muft follow him i but we fhould have greater , advantage, if we waited the king of Hungary's orders, and were all united/ While they thus converfed, the infidels were fall 99*% - • „


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