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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
page 148



that no one ihould dare to touch any thing-in the caftle, or lay hands on any fervant or officer of the king, under pain of being inftantly hanged, for that every perfbn and thing were under his fpecial protection and guard. This was obeyed, for there was not one bold enough to aft con-trary. The earl conducted his coufin, king Richard,. down ftairs to the court of the caftle, continuing in clofe converfation with him, where he had his ufual ftate, without the fmalleft change having been made in it. While they were faddling the horfes, and making ready, they talked on diffe-rent fubjeûs, and were much looked at by the Londoners. ' I heard of a lingular circumftance that hap-pened, which I muft mention. King Richard had a greyhound called Math*, beautiful beyond mca-furc, who would not notice nor follow any one but the king. Whenever the king rode abroad, the greyhound was loofed by the perfon who had him in charge, and ran inftandy to carefs him, by placing his two fore feet on his (houlders. It fell out, that as the king and the duke of Lancafter were converfing in the court of the caftle, their horfes being ready for them to mount, the grey- * The Mufeum MSS. call this greyhound Blemach, mine Mack The greyhound freins to have been a favourite prog-nofticator in thefe times; for, when the armies of the two rivals, John of Montford and Charles dc Blois, were on the point of en-gaging* the lord Charles's greyhound left him and carctièd John of Montford, who gained the battle. hound


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