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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.12

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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.12
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. . . es . Jbr the prefent from accepting their invitation, ai he was engaged to vifit the king of France and his toufins, but that he did not renounce the aSeftion and courtefy the count d'Oftrevant offered him. The two knights, having executed their commif-fion. took leave, and returned to Hainault^ to re-pert all they had fecn and heard, and the earl con-tinued his journey to Paris. When news was brought to the king and the dukes of Orleans, Berry and Burgundy, that the earl of Derby was approaching Paris, the principal French lords inftantly made handfome preparations o go out and meet him. ' The apartments of the hôtel de Saint Pol were richly furnifhed \ and the great barons then in the town fct out for Saint Denis. The lung remained at the hôtel de Saint Pol \ but the dukes of Orleans and Berry left Paris, and firft met the earl of Derby : then came the dukes of Burgundy and Bourbon, and the lord Charles d'Albret, with many great prelates and barons. Their meeting was joyous on both fides, and they entered Paris in brilliant array. An unfortunate accident happened on, this oç-eafion, which I will relate. A prudent and valiant fquire, called Boniface, a native of Lombardy, was mounted on a ftrong courfer that had not been well broken. When pafling through ^ the ftreets, he rofe upon his hind legs, and the fquire, check-ing by the bridle, pulled him fo hard that he fell backward, and threw Boniface with fuch force «tt the pavement, that his fkull was fradurcd. Thus ' died


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