Footnote 339

Friar Seguin, who had questioned her at Poitiers: "Jehanne was greatly angered when she heard anyone take the name of the Lord in vain, and abhorred those who swore in such a manner; for instance, Jehanne told La Hire, who was in the habit of uttering many oaths and blaspheming God, that he shouldn't swear any more, but that whenever he felt like blaspheming God, to instead swear on his baton [commander's staff of authority]. And afterwards La Hire, in Jehanne's presence, became accustomed to swearing on his baton." (For the original language, see: DuParc's "Procès en Nullité...", Vol I, p. 473; for translations, see Oursel's "Les Procès de Jeanne d'Arc", p. 347, and Pernoud's "The Retrial of Joan of Arc", p. 102).

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