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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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tô thank God for having had their fives faved from the furious rage of Bajazet and his followers, for it had been determined by the army to put every one to death. Boucicaut faid,—c I ought to be more thankful than any one to God for my life being fpared, for I was brought out to be maflacred as my companions had been, and fhould have loft my head, had not my lord of Nevers caft himfelf on his knees to Bajazet, who, at his requeft, granted me his pardon. I hold this a moft fortunate ef-cape ; and fince it was the good pleafure of our lord that I fhould live, I have no doubt but that God, who has delivered us from this peril, will continue his mercy to us, for we are his foldiers; and that we fhall fbon obtain our liberty, for we -are now fuffering in his caufe. Befide fir James de Helly is on his road to France, who will relate to the king and barons our diftrefs y and I expeû, within the year, we fhall receive comfort and our liberty. Things will not remain long as they are. There is much good fenfe in the king and the duke of Burgundy, who will never forget us j and, by fome means or other, we fhall receive fufficient fums for our ranfoms/ Thus the gallant knight, the lord Boucicaut, com forcedJhimfelf, and bore his captivity with pati-ence, as did likewife the young count de Nevers $ but the lord de Çoucy was forely affliftçd, which is not to be wondered at. Before çhis event, he had been a lord of fuçh high fpirit as nothing could caft wn: this captivity in Turkey, }however, preyed . his mind fQ9f£ thfin it pli4 on,the fpirifs of the 390


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