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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 444



-m t which was il oàrrow horfes could not pfris through. As foon as he was, come near, he noticed the ad-vantage that might be made of it, and, faid, ' Dif-mottat, diftnount i it is much better to wait here the chance of war, apd defend • our felves, than to Jbe flain or made prifoners in our flight/ Upon which, all bis people difmounted ; as did the Navarrois on their arrival. In the troop of the lord de Pinon, there was a knight, who, calling bis page, faid, ' Mount my courfer, and fpare him not, but gallop to the garrifon of Pierrepont*, and intreat the canon de Robefart to come to our af-fiance/ The page anfwered, ' Suppofe I fliould meet with him, how will it be poffible for him to arrive in time, for it is five leagues diftant fropa hence/ ^The knight faid, c Do thy duty/ • The page immediately fet off, and left his matter fiercely at-tacked by.thefe plunderers of /Vely and Roucy. The lord de Pinon and his company defended themfelves with great valour. He kept pofleffion of the advantageous pofition in the ditch, without any lofs, from ten o'clock in the morning until the afternoon. I will now return to the page, who never, broke gallop until he came to Pierrepont in the Laonnots. He delivered his meffage to the canon de Robefart, who replied that he would do his duty, end haften to the place where the lord de Pinon was engaged, as he was perfectly acquainted with the fpot. * A village in Picardy, diocefe of Laon.


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