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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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his hand to his head, and cried out in anger ; 1 By the head of St. Anthony, Gafcons againft Gafcc__j will make mifchief enoughs . Then Faucon fpoke concerning Prie (a herald whom the archprieft had fent thither), and faid to the captai, c My lord, there is a herald hard by waiting for me, whom the archprieft has fent to you, and who, as I underftand from the herald, would willingly fpeak to you/ The captai made anfwer, faying, c Ha, Faucon, Faucon, tell this French herald, that he need not come nearer ; and let him fay to the archprieft, that I do not wifh to have any parley with him/ Sir John Jouel, upon this, ftepped forward, and faid, 4 Why, my lord, will you not fee the archprieft ? perhaps he may give us fome information that we may profit by/ „ The captai replied ; • John, John, it will not be fo ; for the archprieft is fo great a deceiver, that if he were to come among us, telling his tales and his nonfenfe, he would examine and judge of our ftrength and numbers, which would turn out probably to our difad vantage : therefore I do not wifh to hsar of any parleys/ Faucon, king at arms, upon this, returned to the herald Prie, who was waiting for him at the end of the hedge, and made fuch good and fenfible excufes for the captai that the herald was perfectly fatisfied, went back to the archprieft, and related to him all that Faucon had told him. By the reports of the two heralds, both armies were acquainted with each other's fituation. They therefore made fuch difpofitions, as would fpeedily y force 14«


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