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, Τόμος 1


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Σελίδα 164 - They hooted a third time, advancing with their crossbows presented, and began to shoot. The English archers then advanced one step forward, and shot their arrows with such force and quickness that it seemed as if it snowed. When the Genoese felt these arrows, which pierced their arms, heads and through their armour, some of them cut the strings of their crossbows, others flung them on the ground, and all turned about and retreated quite discomfited.
Σελίδα 162 - France came in sight of the English, his blood began to boil, and he cried out to his marshals, " Order the Genoese forward, and begin the battle, in the name of God and St. Denis.
Σελίδα 176 - Sir, do not take it amiss, if I did not surrender him to the orders of my lady the queen ; for I hold my lands of you, and my oath is to you, not to her, except it be through choice.
Σελίδα vi - I rejoice you have met with Froissart, he is the Herodotus of a barbarous age; had he but had the luck of writing in as good a language, he might have been immortal. His locomotive disposition (for then there was no other way of learning things), his simple curiosity, his religious credulity, were much like those of the old Grecian.
Σελίδα 162 - During this time a heavy rain fell, accompanied by thunder and a very terrible eclipse of the sun ; and before this rain a great flight of crows hovered in the air over all those battalions, making a loud noise. Shortly afterwards it cleared up, and the sun shone very bright ; l>ut the Frenchmen had it in their faces, and the English in their backs.
Σελίδα 152 - Dear sir, (sire, we presume), let us entreat you to return to your ship, and not think of landing to-day, for this is an unfortunate omen." The king instantly replied, " For why ? I look upon it as very favourable, and a sign that the land is desirous of me.
Σελίδα 164 - Luxembourg : having heard the order of the battle, he inquired where his son, the lord Charles, was : his attendants answered, that they did not know, but believed he was fighting. The king said to them ; " Gentlemen, you are all my people, my friends and brethren at arms this day : therefore, as I am blind *, I request of you to lead me so far into the engagement that I may strike one stroke with my sword.
Σελίδα 162 - France did not advance in any regular order, but one after the other, or any way most pleasing to themselves. As soon as the King of France came in sight of the English, his blood began to boil, and he cried...
Σελίδα 162 - ... they would not halt, until they were as forward as the front. When the front perceived the rear pressing on, they pushed forward ; and neither the king nor the marshals could stop them, but they marched on without any order until they came in sight of their enemies.
Σελίδα 221 - ... the service of the king of England. His name was Denys de Morbeque, who for five years had attached himself to the English on account of having been banished in his younger days from France for a murder committed in an affray at St. Omer. It fortunately happened for this knight that he was at the time near to the king of France when he was so much pulled about. He by dint of force, for he was very strong and robust, pushed through the crowd, and said to the king in very good French, "Sire, sire,...

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