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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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denly about, they wifely regained their mountain, where they remained until high noon. Had the prince known their dangerous fituation, he would have relieved them ; but he was quite ignorant of it. They were therefore obliged to wait the iffue of this bufinefs in the belt way they could. When the combat had been thus carried on, ad-vancing and retreating, until the hour I have men-tioned, don Tello, tired at their holding out fo long, cried angrily aloud ; c My lords, fhall we remain here all the day, with this handful of men ? By St. Jago, we ought to have fwallowed them up be-fore this time. Forward ! forward I let us attack them in a better and a more vigorous manner than before. One cannot gain any thing without taking fome pains. ' Upon hearing this, the Spaniards and French ad-vanced courageoufly, mounted the hill, with their fpears prefented before them, in fuch clofe order and in fuch numbers, that the Englifh could neither break nor force through them. Many valorous deeds were done on this mountain ; for the Englifh and Gafcons defended themfelves moft valiantly, but, from the moment the Spaniards had gained the hill, they could not make any long refiftance. They were all taken or flain ; and not one of the knights efcaped : only a few Boys faved them-felves by the fleetnefs of their horfes, who re-turned to the army of the prince, which had ell day continued drawn up in battle-array, in the expeâation of an engagement CHAP. «93


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