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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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our Ituation ; for if he were, the proudeft of you all would be afraid of {landing your ground ; and, if you will fend any one to give him this informa-tion, one of us will furrender himfelf to you, to be ranfomed as becomes a gentleman.' The French anfwered, € Nay, nay, matters muft not turn out fo : the earl of Derby, in proper time, lhall be made acquainted with it ; but not until our engines have battered your walls level with the ground, and you lhall have furrendered yourfelyes to fave your lives/ ' That, for certain, will never happen/, faid fir Frank van Halle ; € for we will not furrender our-felves, Ihould we all die upon the walls/ The French lords then rode on, and returned to their army. The three -Englilh knights remained in Auberoche, quite confounded by the force of thefe engines, which flung fuch quantities of Hones, that in truth it feemed as if the thunder from heaven were battering the walls of the caille. CHAP. CVI. WEE EARL OF DERBY MAKES THE COUNT OF USLÇ AND NINE MORE COUNTS AND TISCOUNTS PRI-SONERS, BEFORE AUBEROCHE. j^LL thefe fpeeches, the treatment of the mef-fenger, the contents of the letters, and the perilous fituation of Auberoche, were known to " the earl of Derby, by means of a fpy he had in the French army. The evU therefore, fent orders to the 7P


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