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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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plain of one of thy fervants, who is, I underftand, attached to thy perfon. • He this morning entered my houfe, and feized by force the goat milk I had provided for myfeif and children, and drank it againft my will. I told him that I fhould com-plain to thee of this outrage, but I had no fboner uttered the words, than he gave me two great cuffs, and would not leave me, though I ordered him in thy name. Sultan, do me juftice, as thou haft fworn to thy people thou wouldeft, that I may be fatisfied, this injury be punifhed, and that every one may know thou wilt fee the meaneft of thy fubje&s righted.* The fultan was very rigidly determined that all crimes committed within his dominions fhould be feverely punifhed : he therefore liftcned to her attentively, and faid he would do her juftice. He then ordered the varlet to be brought, and con-fronted with the woman, who repeated her com-plaint. The varlet, who dreaded Bajazet, began to make excufes, faying it was all falfe. The woman told a plain tak, and perfifted in its truth* The fultan flopped her, and faid,—' Woman, confider well thy accufation j for, if I find thou haft told me a liç, thou fhalt fuffer death/ c Sir/ replied the woman, f I confent to it j for, were it not true, I could have no reafon to come before thee, and I only afk for juftice.' f I will do it,* anfwered the fultan, c for I have fo fworn, and in-difcriminately to every man or woman within my dominions/ He then ordered the varlet to be feized, f 37S


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