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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 452



4*7 ' and by this peans.to cqme,up wt£ thepv ..Every f one therefore,, mqppfed.his, hojrjç, as qjuicjt^'a^ poffible, and gallopped on for the fafteft, taljp^Jhe^ road for St. • Quentin wbçre they, arrived as/day appeared, for it was but two Ihort leagues .diftacit/ The conftable and the earl pf St. pQl,were amonjg^' the firft. ' % When the guard; of the town who vyçté fiationed over the firft gate hçard iheibuftle.of tîiçjr.j arrival, they begap to b^ al^jo^ç^, as the^knew^he^ enemy was in the neighbourhood,; but recoïlè&ingj that thp draw-bridge was up, ijijpj v^e^e fom^wHatj re-affured, as that would prevep| them from doing t apy mifchief. They afked, ' who they were tnat were come there at fuch an unufual hour : the con-ftable apfwëred, r We are fuch 'and fuch perfons, an* wilh topifi through' thfe to wn instituait of' the* Navarrois, who ha#é ftèlèn aWatyfro*! Thorigny, apd are flying from w : » w? çoj§maii§ you.therefwr^, iû. the king's namç,. ,if|j5b#tly to opjen fie, gatesr The guard ;rppli0d, tb*t ikp keys yçwç withihe magistrates in, thp. town* % , r: 4t: -, . »r v.. , 1 Two of the;guard went to thofe that had the _ keeping of the keys, who told therp they would po£ eonfept to of ep the .gate* tillAhey bfd coi^fultefL the iphabjtaitfs. By this meaqs; fq^myçt) $ioip wpf \Q$ that it was after %nrrife^ befpre they, had çQufide)rè4 what aaftirer to givq ^ they |hen afcended over .tltf gateway, apd, patting their fyeads out of .the^witi^ dows, thus addrefied the conftable and the earl' f*f It. Pol, wfco wepe waiting Dear lords; bavp the goodnefs to take companion and excufe us this tijpe ; but it is the determination of the commonalty of the Ff3. . '/town,


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