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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 § King Philip, upon this, began to ftif, and, hating ordered all the pent houfes in Paris to be pulled down, went to St. Denis*, where he found the king of Bohemia, the lord John of Hainault, the duke of Lorraine, the earl of Flanders, the,earl of Blois, and great multitudes of barons and knights, ready to receive him. When the Parifians learnt that the king was on the point of quitting Paris, they came to him, and, falling on their knees, faid, * Ah, fire, atid noble king, what are you about to do? to leave your fine city of Paris ?' The king replied : ' My good people, do not be afraid: the Englifh will not approach you nearer than thqy have done/ He thus fpoke in anfwer to what they had faid, that € our enemies are only two leagues off : as foon as they fhall know you have quitted us they will come hither dire&ly; and we are not able to refill them ourfelves, nor fhall we find any to defend us. Have the kindnefs, therefore, fire, to remain in your good city of Paris* to take care of us/ The king replied : ' I am going to St. Depis, ,to my army ; for I am impatient to purftie the Englifh, and am refolved to fight with them at all events/ The king of England remained at the nunnery in Poiffy to the middle of Auguft, and celebrated there the feat of the Virgin Mary, He fat at table in his fcarlet robes without fleeves, trimmed with furs and ermines. He afterwards took the field, and his army marched as before : fir Godfrey de Har- é Jfle of France! two leagues from Paris, court


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