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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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efcutcheons argent on a field gules; and tiq was very impatient to bo the firft that (hould enter Calais. He faid to thofe knights who were near him that € if this Lombard delayed opening the gate, they (hould all die with cold.' c In God's name/ replied fir Pepin de Werre, f thefe Lom-bards are a malicious fort of people ; perhaps he is examining your florins, left th#re (hould be any falfe ones, and to fee if they be right in number/ During tbis converfation, the king of England and his fon advanced, under the banner of fir Walter Manny. There were many other banners alfo there, fuch as the earl of Suffolk's, the lord Stafford's, lord John Mountacute's, brother to the earl of Saliibury, tbe lord John Beauchainp's, the lord Berkeley's, the lord de la Ware : all thefe were barons, having banners : and no more than thefe were in tbis expedition. The great gates were foon opened, and they all fallied out : when the French faw this, and heard the cries of ' Manny, to the refcue !' they found they had been betrayed ; and fir Geoffry faid 4o thofe around him, € Gentlemen, if we fly, we {hall lofe all : it will be more advantageous for us to fight valiantly, in the hopes the day may be ours/ ' By St. George/ faid fome of tbe Englilh, who were near enough to hear it, f you fpeak truth ; evil befal him who thinks of flying/ They then retreated a little, and difmounted, driving their horfes away, to avoid being trampled on. When the king of England f*w this, he halted the banner under which he was, aod faid ; s I would have the * ' pen


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