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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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fad tie lord Charles, « I have under my command two thoufand men at arms, of as good ftuff, and at much inclined to acquit themfeives well, as there are in the kingdom of France.' « My lord/ anfwered this fquire, * this is a great advantage : you fhould therefore praife God, and thank him moft grate-fully : likewife fir Bertrand du Guefclin, and the barons of France and Brittany, who have come 4b courteoufly to your affiftance/ Thus the lord Charles amufed himfelf in conver-fation with fir Heary, and with one or another, and paffed the night much at his eafe. In the courfe of this evening, fome Englifh knights and fquires earneftly begged of fir John Chandos, that he would not liften to any overtures of peace between the earl of Montfort and lord Charles de Blois ; for they had expended their whole fortune, and were fo poor, that they hoped by means of a battle either to lofe their all or to fet themfeives up again. The knight affented to their requeft. When Sunday morning came, each army "made itfelf ready, and armed. Many maifes were faid in that of lord Charles, and the facrament was admi-niftered to all who wifhed it. The fame was done in the army of the earl of Montfort : and, a little before fun-rife, each perfon polled himfelf in the fame batde-array as on the preceding day. Shortly after, the lord de Beaumanoir, who had prepared different propofals for peace, and who would willingly have brought them to fome agree-ment, had he been able, returned to the charge, and came galloping towards fir John Chandos, who left '85


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