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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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jgnnâ mafter of Rhodes j for, on their arrival Oft the banks of the Danube, they found a fmall veflèl belonging to the grand mafter, into which they entered,' with, only fitrè more, and crofted to the oppofite ftiore. Had they delayed, they muft have been"killed or taken -'for the Turks tame to the river as they were paffitig it, and made a great Slaughter of thofe who had followed the king thinking to efcape. • \ We will return to the French ' and Germans, wno were fighting moft valiantly. ' The lord de Mpntcaurel, a gallant knight from Artois, feeing the defeat inevitable, and wifiiing to faveliis fon, who was very young, faid to'his fquire,—c Cafry off my fon . thou mayeft efcape by that wing which is open t fave my fon; and I will abide the event with my, companions.v ! The youth, on hearing his fa-ther thus fpeak, declared he would not go nor leave him. in fufch danger $ but the father forced him awa^, and the fquire brought him fafely to the Danube : ' the youth, who Was very melan-choly at the fituation of his father, was Unfortu-nately drowned b^ falling between two barges, without a poûibility' of being faved. Sir William ' de la Trimouille, and his fon difplayed great feats of valour before they were (lain. Sir John de Arienne, who bote the banker of oiir Lady, in #pite of his deeds of arms, was killed grafping the banner in his hands, and thus was he found after tht battle. The whole of the French force that flad been engaged at this battle of Nicopoli were -defeated'and flail), by the means I have related. The 299


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