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His worthy achievements obtained such favour in the Emperor's eyes, that he threw him his silver gauntlet, which was prized at a thousand portagues, and the which Murdoch McAlpine, lifting it from the ground, bore with no little satisfaction to his master's tent; where the Champion also retired, and after his noble encounters enjoyed a sweet repose.
Ten thousand portagues,  besides great pearls,
REED (apud Dodsley's O. P.).] [Footnote 45: portagues: Portuguese gold coins, so called.] [Footnote 46: sect: "i.e. sex.