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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 379



Godfrey would not keep their ranks, and were therefore foon difcomfited. ' Sir Godfrey, upon this, retreated into a vine-yard which was inclofed with lining hedges, and as many of his people as could get in followed hhn. When the French faw this, they all difmounted, furrounded the place, and confidered how they could heft enter it. They examined it on every fide, and at laft found an entrance. As they went round, feeking a paflage, fir Godfrey and his'men did the fame, and halted at the weakeft.part of the hedge. ' , . As foon as the French had gained this entrance, many gallant deeds of arms were performed ; but it coft the French de^r before they were complete matters of it. The banner of fir Raoul was the fir ft that entered. He followed it, as did the other knights and fquires. When they were all in the inclofure, the combat was renewed with greater vigour, and many a one was beat down. The army of fir Godfrey would not keep the order which he had appointed, ac-cording to the promife made to him; but the •greater part fled, and could not withfiand the French. , Sir Godfrey, on feeing this, declared, that he would prefer death to being taken, and, arming himfelf with a battle-axe, halted where he was: he placed one foot before the other to be firmer; for he was lame of one leg, though very flrong in his arms. • ' la 364


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