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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
page 334



ÇHAP. CLX. fttË BATTLE OF FOITIERS, BETWEEN THE PRÎMCfijf OF WALES AND THE KINO OF FRANCE. *y^HEN the prince of Wales ftw from the de* par tare of the cardinal without being able to obtain any honourable terms, that ft battle was in* evitable, and thai the king of Prance held both hint tod his army in great cratempt, he thus addrefled àimfelf to them : f Now, my gallant fellows, what though we be a fmall body, when compared to tha army of our enemies; do not let us be eafi down #D that account, for victory does not always follow numbers, but where the Almighty Qov pleafes to befidw il I£ through good fortune, the day fhall he ours, we will gain the greateft honor and glerif m this world : if the contrary fhould happen, and *re be flaiit, I have a father and beloved brethren ' alive, and you all have * fbme relations, or good friends, who will be fure to revenge our deaths* I therefore intreat of you to exert yourfelves, md combtt manfully ; for, if it pleafe God and St* George, you fhalt fee me this day aft like a Itm bright/ . By fuch words and arguments as thefe, theprioce harangued his men} as did the mar&als, by his or-derp ; fo that they were all in high fpirita. Sir JohnCbafidos placed himfelf near the prince* to guard and advife him ; and never, during that day, would he* oa any account, quit his poiL : -The S 31$


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