The Chronicles of Froissart

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1908 - 484 pages


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Page 450 - Morte d'Arthur.— SIR THOMAS MALORY'S BOOK OF KING ARTHUR AND OF HIS NOBLE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. The original Edition of CAXTON, revised for Modern Use. With an Introduction by Sir EDWARD STRACHEY, Bart. pp. xxxvii., 509. "It is with perfect confidence that we recommend this edition of the old romance to every class of readers.
Page 354 - ... lay on each upon other, and when they be well beaten* and that the one party hath obtained the victory, they then glorify so in their deeds of arms and are so joyful, that such as be taken they shall be ransomed or they go out of the field, so that shortly each of them is so content with other that at their departing courteously they will say,
Page 92 - These words came to the Earl of Alen^on, who said, 'A man is well at ease to be charged with such a sort of rascals, to be faint and fail now at most need.
Page 117 - Sir," quoth he, "I am Denis of Morbeke, a knight of Artois ; but I serve the King of England because I am banished the realm of France and I have forfeited all that I had there." Then the king gave him his right gauntlet, saying, "I yield me to you.
Page 233 - ... drink water; they dwell in fair houses, and we have the pain and travail, rain and wind in the fields; and, by that that cometh of our labours, they keep and maintain their estates...
Page 104 - Calais for the great damages and displeasures they had done him on the sea before. Then he commanded their heads to be stricken off. Then every man required the king for mercy, but he would hear no man in that behalf. Then Sir...
Page 92 - Genoways felt the arrows piercing through heads, arms, and breasts, many of them cast down their cross-bows, and did cut their strings and returned discomfited. When the French King saw them fly away, he said, "Slay these rascals, for they shall let and trouble us without reason.
Page 92 - ... and slew and murdered many as they lay on the ground, both earls, barons, knights and squires, whereof the King of England was after displeased, for he had rather they had been taken prisoners.
Page 72 - Then he took leave of the lady, saying, ' My dear lady, to God I commend you till I return again, requiring you to advise you otherwise than ye have said to me.
Page 92 - Then ye should have seen the men of arms dash in among them and killed a great number of them; and ever still the Englishmen shot whereas they saw thickest press: the sharp arrows ran into the...

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