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Henry of Guise (1839)


Henry of Guise (1839)

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    George Payne Rainsford James
Excerpt from book: " Oh, nonsense !" replied the courageous burgher: " who should defeat them if the Duke was not there ? " " But hark !" cried another, " I hear trumpets, as I live. Now, if these should be the King's troops we will defend the Duke at the peril of our lives. But let us look out and see." " Come up to my windows," cried one. " Go up the tower of the church," said the cure. But another remarked that the sounds did not come from the side of Paris: and, in a minute or two after, a well-dressed citizen like themselves rode gaily in amongst them, jumped from his horse, threw up his cap in the air, and exclaimed, " Long life to the Duke of Guise ! The reiters have been cut to pieces !" " What is that you say, young man?" exclaimed a voice from one of the windows of the inn above: and looking up, the citizen saw a young and gay-looking man sitting in the open casement, and leaning out with his arm round the iron bar that ran up the centre. chapter{Section 4" I said, my Lord," replied the man, " toat the reiters have been cut to pieces, and I saw the troops that defeated them bring in the wounded and prisoners last night into La Ferte." " Ventre bleu ! This is news indeed," cried the other: and instantly turning, he quitted the window and advanced into the room. While this conversation had been going on without, a quick conference had been going on between the personages whose horses were held without. The chamber in which they were assembled was an upstairs' room, with two beds in two several corners, and a table in the midst covered with a clean white table-cloth, and ornamented in the centre with a mustard- pot, a salt-seller, and a small bottle of vinegar, while four or five spoons were ranged around. At the side of the table appeared the Duke of Guise, dining...  
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