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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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m felly now turned their backs, and went into their . houfes. He began therefore to fiifpefo all was no.tf as irfbal ; and as foori as he had difmounted, and entered his hôtel, he ordered the doors and win- ' dows to be fliut and fattened. Scarcely had his fervants dorte this, when the ftreet which he inhabited was filled from one end to the ether with all forts of people, but efpecially by fee loweft of the mechanics. His manfion was forrourided on every fide, attacked and broken into By-force. Thofe within did all they could to de- " fend it, and killed and wounded many; but at laft they could not hold out againft fuch vigorous at-tacks, for three parts of the town were there. When Jacob Von Artaveld faw what efforts were Making, and how hardly he was pufhed, he came to a window, and, with his head uncovered, began to life humble and fine language, faying, € My good pfeople, what aileih you ? Why are you fo enraged againft me? by what means can I have incurred your dtfpleafure? Tell me, and I will conform ray-felf entirely to your wills/ Thofe who had heard him made anfwer, as with one voice, ' We want to have ah account of the great treafures you have niade away with, without any title of reafon.V Arta-veld replied in -a foft tone, 4 Gentlemen, be affured that I have never taken • any thing from the trea-fiirea of Flanders; and^ if you will return quietly to your homes, and come here to-morrow morn-ing, I will be provided to give fo good an aecount of them, that you muft reafonably be fatisfied/ But they cried out, ' No; no, we muft hare it dire&ly. • " % • * x W% % you


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