The description of Reimond.
REIMOND was big bodied and brode set, of stature somwhat more than meane,
his haire yellow and curled, his eies big, greie, and round; his nose somewhat
high, his countenance well coloured, pleasant, and merie. And although he were
somewhat grosse bellied, yet by reason of a certeine liueliness which was in him,
he couered that fault: and so that which seemed to be a blemish in his bodie, he
couered with the vertue of his mind. He had such a speciall care of his men and
soldiors, that he would be a spie ouer his watchmen, and in his trauell that waie he
watched manie whole nights, ranging and walking abroad in the camps. And in
this he was verie happie & fortunate, that he would neuer or verie seldome laie
violent hands vpon anie, of whom he had charge or were vnder his gouernement,
although he had rashlie or vnaduisedlie ouerthrowne himselfe, & straied out of the
He was verie wise, modest, and warie, being nothing delicat in his fare, nor
curious of his apparell. He could awaie with all wethers, both hot and cold; and
indure anie paines: he was also verie patient, & could verie well rule his affections.
He was more desirous to doo good to such as he gouerned, than to be glorious of
his gouernement: for he would shew himselfe more like to be a seruant than a
master. Finallie and to conclude, he was a verie liberall, wise, gentle, and a circumspect
man. And albeit he were a verie valiant capteine, and a noble soldior:
yet in all martiall affaires, he passed and excelled in wisecdone & prouidence. A
man doubtles in both respects much to be praised and commended: hauing in him
whatsoeuer apperteined to a valiant souldior, but excelling in all things belonging
to a good capteine.