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JOHN LORD DE JOINVILLE Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France


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 in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France
page 170

512 JOINVILLE'S MEMOIRS OF SAINT LOUIS IX. QPT. n. " This island, which is here called * Pantaleone,' is that named by geographers * Pantalarea,' situated between Sicily and Àfrica, pretty near to Sonsa, a town in the kingdom of Tunis. It belongs to the king of Spain, and is subject to the viceroy of Sicily. The inhabitants, although Catholic Christians, wear the dress and speak the language of the Moors."] # Shortly after, an accident happened on board the ship of the lord d'Argonee, one of the most powerful lords of Provence. He was annoyed one morning in bed by the rays of the SUB darting on his eyes through a hole in the vessel, and calling one of his esquires, ordered him to stop the hole. The esquire, finding he cculd not stop it withinside, attempted to do it without, but his foot slipping, he fell into the sea. The ship kept on her way, and there was not the smallest boat alongside to succour him. We, who were in the king's ship, saw him, but as we were half a league off, we thought it was some piece of furniture that had fallen into the sea for the esquire did not attempt to save himself, nor to move. When we came nearer, one of the king's boats took him up, and brought him on board our vessel, when he related his accident We asked him why he did not attempt to save himself by swimming, nor call out to the other ships for help* He said he had ne occasion so to do, for, as he fell into the sea, he exclaimed, " Our Lady of Valbert ! " and that she had supported him by his shoulders until the king's galley came to him. In honour of the blessed Virgin Mary, and to perpetuate this miracle, I had it painted in my chapel of Joinville, and also on the windows of the church of Blecourt At the end often weeks that we had been at sea^ we arrived in the port of Hieres, in front of the castle that belonged to the count de Provence, afterward king of Sicily. The queen, and the whole of the council, advised the king to disembark there, as it was on his brother's land ; but he declared he would not land before he came to Aiguës Mortes, which was his own territory. On this difference, the king detained us there Wednesday and Thursday, without any jne being able to prevail on him to land. On the Friday, as he was seated on one of the benches of the ship, he called me to him, and demanded my opinion, whether he ought to land or not I replied, " Sire, it seems to me that yon

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