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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.3

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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.3
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He took the field, very defirous of finding them ; ?nd, having muftered his army, he found he had fe-yen hundred lances, and full three hundred archers, with five hundred other ferviceable men. There were among them feveral good knights and fquires, efpecially a banneret of the kingdom of Navarre, n^med the lord of Saulx ; but the greateft and moft expert, with the largeft company of men at arms and archers in his train, was an Englifli knight, called fir John Jouel, There were alfo the lord Peter de Saque-ville, the lord William de Gaville, the lord Bertrand du Franc, Bafque de Marneil, and many others, who were eager to rpeet fir Bertrand du Guefclin, to give him battle, They marched towards Paffy * and Pont de PArche, thinking the French would pafs the Seine there, if in truth they had not already crofled it. It chanced that, as on the Whitfun-Wednes-day, the captai and his companions were riding through a wood, he met a herald, whofe name was Faucon, and who had that morning left the French army. As foon as the captai law him, he reprized Mm, for he was one of the king of England's heralds, and aiked him from whence he came, and if he could give him any intel-ligence of the French army. 4 Yes, that I canf in God's name, my lord/ replied he ; * for I only left them this day : they are feeking.after you, and are very anxious to meet with you/ * Where are they ?' aiked the captai, 4 on this or on the other fide * Pafly, —a town in Normandy, four leagues from Evreur. of *39


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