Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries: From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV.

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Seite 147 - He opened and looked into it with much pleasure. He ought to have been pleased, for it was handsomely written and illuminated, and bound in crimson velvet, with ten silver-gilt studs, and roses of the same in the middle, with two large clasps of silver-gilt, richly worked with roses in the centre.
Seite 340 - ... great anguish of heart, and knowing, at the same time, that the greater part of what he said was strictly true, replied, " My lord, have a little patience. We know that our brother of Gloucester has the most passionate and wrong-headed temper of any man in England ; but you need not fear him, if you follow our advice. He talks frequently of things he cannot execute, and neither he nor his abettors can break the truce which has been signed, nor confine you in any castle. We therefore humbly beg...
Seite 20 - Orleans, and the same number to the Duke of Burgundy. " As they were thus riding, the pages, who were but children, grew negligent of themselves and their horses; and the one who bore the lance fell asleep, and, forgetful of what he had in his hand, let it fall on the casque of the page before him, which made both the lance and casque ring loudly.
Seite 345 - ... due to his fovereign, as did the duchefs and her children. • ' The. king entered the hall and the apartment, where the table was again laid out for the king, who ate...
Seite 159 - ... wish to ask you one thing which has much surprised me; I should like to know how these four Irish kings have so readily submitted to King Richard, when his valiant grandfather, who was so much redoubted everywhere, could never reduce them to obedience, and was always at war with them? You have said, it was brought about by a treaty, and the grace of God : the grace of God is good, and of infinite value to those who can obtain it ; but we see few lords now-a-days augment their territories otherwise...
Seite 278 - England was served by the Dukes of Lancaster and Gloucester. After the kings had been served, the knights of France and England took the wine and spices...
Seite 152 - Bryan kept me with him seven years, and gave me his daughter in marriage, by whom I have two girls. " I will tell you how I obtained my liberty. It happened in the seventh year of my captivity, that one of...
Seite 124 - I asked if he had accompanied the King on his expedition to Ireland. He said he had. I then asked if there were any foundation in truth for what was said of St. Patrick's hole. He replied, there was ; and that he and another knight, during the King's stay at Dublin, had been there. They entered it at sunset, remained there the whole night, and came out at sunrise...
Seite 126 - This they were both assured of. " When morning came, and we were awake, the door of the cave was opened, for so we had ordered it, and we came out, but instantly lost all recollection of everything we had seen, and looked upon the whole as a phantom.
Seite 290 - Sir, I wish that this person may go to France from you and from me/ This was accepted by Bajazet, and Sir James de Helly remained with him and the other French lords ; but the two unsuccessful knights were delivered over to the soldiery, who massacred them without pity.

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