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“ From that hour. “On all the busy turmoil of the world “ I gaz'd with strange indifference; bearing want “ With the sick patience of a mind worn out. “ Nor + when the traitor yielded up our town.
being demanded, wherefore they came out of the town, answered with great lamentation, that it was because they had nothing to live on. Then King Edward, who was so fierce in battle, shewed a truly royal disposition, by consider. ing the sad condition of these forlorn wretches ; for he not only would not force them back again into the town, whereby they might help to consume the victuals, but he gave them all a dinner and two.pence a piece, and leave to pass through the army without the least molestation: whereby he so wrought upon the hearts of these poor creatures, that many of them prayed to God for his prosperity.”
Joshua Barnes. This was the conduct of policy, but it was also that of humanity. The royal disposition of Edward did not appear till the conclusion of the siege.
of Roan was betrayed by its Burgundian Governor Bouthellier. During this siege fifty thousand men perished through fatigue, want, and the use of unwholesome provisions.
a Ought heeded I as through our ruin'd streets, “ Thro' putrid heaps of famish'd carcasses, “ Pass'd the long pomp of triumph. One keen pang “ I felt, when by that bloody King's command “ The * gallant Blanchard died. Calmly he died, “And as he bow'd beneath the axe, thank'd God “ That he had done his duty.
“I survive, “ A solitary friendless wretched one, “ Knowing no joy save in the faith I feel “ That I shall soon be gather'd to my sires, " And soon repose, there f where the wicked cease * From troubling, and the weary are at rest.
* Roy d'Angleterre fist coupper la teste a Allain Blanchart wappitaine du commun.
Monstrellet. Feuillet cxcvii.
+ There the wicked cease from troubling; and the weary be at rest,
“ And happy,” cried the delegated Maid, “ And happy they who in that holy faith “Bow meekly to the rod ! a little while “Shall they endure the proud man's contumely, “ The hard wrongs of the great. A little while “Tho' shelterless they feel the wintry wind, “ The wind shall whistle o'er their turf-grown grave, “ And all beneath bé peace. But woe to those, “Woe to the Mighty Ones who send abroad “ Their train'd assassins, and who give to Fury “ The flaming firebrand; these indeed shall live “The heroes of the wandering minstrel's song; “But they have their reward: the innocent blood “ Steams up to Heaven against them.--God shall hear “The widow's groan.”
“I saw him," Bertram cried, “ Henry of Azincour, this conqueror King, « Go to his grave. The long procession past “ Slowly from town to town, and when I heard “ The deep-toned dirge, and saw the banners wave
* A pompous * shade, and the high torches glare “ In the mid-day sun a dim and gloomy + light, -* " I thought what he had been on earth who now i “ Was gone to his account, and blest my God “ I was not such as he !"
* Cent drapeaux funebres Etaloient en plein jour de pompeuses tenebres..
Le Moyne. St. Louis. Liv. xvi.. + « When all things necessary were prepared for the conveyance of the dead King into England, his body was laid in a chariot, which was drawn by four great horses: and above, the dead corpse, they laid a figure made of boiled hides, or leather, representing his person, as near to the semblance of him as could be devised, painted curiously to the similitudes of a living creature; upon whose head was set an imperial diademe of gold and precious stones, on his body a purple robe furred with ermine, and in his right hand he held a., sceptre royal, and in his left hand a ball of gold, with a erosse fixed thereon. And in this manner adorned, was this figure laid in a bed in the said chariot, with his visage uncovered towards the heaven : and the coverture of his bed was red silke beaten with gold; and besides that, when the body should passe thro any good towne, a canopy of marvellous great value was borne over the chariot by men of great worship. In this manner, accompanied of the King of Scots.
So spake the old man And they betook them to their homely rest.
and of all princes, lords, and knights of his house, he was brought from Roane to Abville, where the corps was set in the church of Saint Offrane. From Abville he was brought to Hedin, and from thence to Menstreuil, so to Bulloigne, and so to Calice. In all this journey were many men about the chariot clothed all in white, which bare in their hands torches burning; after whome followed all the household servants in blacke, and after them came the princes, lords, and estates of the King's blood, adorned in vestures of mourning; and after all this, from the said corpse the distance of two English myles, followed the Queene of England right honourably accompanyed. In this manner they entered Calice.