This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...you! We have required your--" BURGUNDY. Presence here this day. KING. " We have required your presence here this day On matters of ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...you! We have required your--" BURGUNDY. Presence here this day. KING. " We have required your presence here this day On matters of high import, which surcharge Our royal mind, that still affects the weal Of our beloved lieges. Much to peace Our tender years incline us, but--but--but--" I 'll fly my hawk, good uncle, now; to-morrow I 'll say the rest. Come, Jerry, Jerry, Jerry! He is a Marzarolt, uncle, just reclaimed; The best in France for flying at the fur. Whew! Jerry, Jerry, Jerry! BURGUNDY. Cousin, stay. Enter Sir Fleureant with the Yeoman. Here is a worthy yeoman from Tournesis, Who hath a tale to tell of ravage done Upon the realm of France. King. A yeoman, uncle? Here, worthy yeoman, you shall kiss our hand. Get off there, Jerry. The Yeoman kneels and kisses his hand. BOURBON. Now, sir, from what place In France or Flanders, com'st thou? Yeoman. Please your highness, 'T was a small holding from my lord of Vergues, Close to the liberties of Fontenoy. Bourbon. This side the bourn? YEOMAN. Three miles, my lord, and long ones. Burgundy. Three miles in France. Bourbon. And what befell thee there 1 YEOMAN. My lord, my wife and I, on Wednesday night, Saw fires to the north and westward, up by Orcq And round to Beau-Renard, and knew by that The Flemish commons had been there, that late Have roamed through Flanders, burning where they came The houses of the gentlemen and knights. Then said my wife (Pierilla, if it please you): " 'T is well we 're yeomen and of poor estate, And that we 're lieges of a mightier lord Than was the Count of Flanders: 'tis God's mercy! Or else might they that look from Beau-Renard To the south and eastward, see this house on fire To-morrow night, as we this night see theirs! " But hardly had she said it, when due south...Read Less
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