The boy's Froissart [selections from] sir J. Froissart's Chronicles [tr. by T. Johnes] ed. by S. Lanier


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Σελίδα 149 - Genoese crossbowmen; but they were quite fatigued, having marched on foot that day six leagues, completely armed and with their cross-bows. They told the constable they were not in a fit condition to do any great things that day in battle. The Earl of Alencpn, hearing this, said, "This is what one gets by employing such scoundrels, who fall off when there is any need for them.
Σελίδα 153 - ... the enemy. The Lord Charles of Bohemia, who already signed his name as king of Germany, and bore the arms, had come in good order to the engagement ; but when he perceived that it was likely to turn out against the French, he departed, and I do not well know what road he took. The king, his father, had...
Σελίδα 157 - ... styll the englysshmen shot where as they sawe thyckest preace, the sharpe arowes ranne into the men of armes and into their horses, and many fell horse and men amonge the...
Σελίδα 43 - Gallant knight, I thank you — you promise it me then !' " ' Certainly, sir, most willingly, answered the knight. He then gave his promise upon his knighthood. " The king said, ' Thanks be to God, for I shall now die in peace, since I know that the most valiant and accomplished knight of my kingdom, will perform that for me, which I am unable to do for myself.
Σελίδα 244 - he is not here; but surrender yourself to me, and I will lead you to him." "Who are you?" said the King. "Sire, I am Denys de Morbeque, a knight from Artois; but I serve the King of England, because I cannot belong to France, having forfeited all I possessed there." The King then gave him his righthand glove, and said:
Σελίδα 43 - You will not be sparing of expense — and provide yourself with such company, and such things, as may be suitable to your rank — and wherever you pass, you will let it be known, that you bear the heart of king Robert of Scotland, which you are carrying beyond seas, by his command, since his body cannot go thither!
Σελίδα 177 - What art thou better then I, Sir King ? Tell me if that thou can ! What art thou better then I, Sir King, Now we be but man to man...
Σελίδα 147 - John i'bandos, lord Bartholomew Burgherst, lord Robert Neville, lord Thomas Clifford, the lord Bourchier, the lord Latimer, and many other knights and squires whom I cannot name. There might be, in this first division, about eight hundred men at arms, two thousand archers, and a thousand Welshmen.
Σελίδα 150 - 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 191 - Calais march out of the town, with bare heads and feet, with ropes round their necks, and the keys of the town and castle in their hands. These six persons shall be at my absolute disposal, and the remainder of the inhabitants pardoned.

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