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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
page 309



not to-doubt your-majefty's -words, but- to -make m amendment by informing ypu, that when you Ipl^ meet the prince of Wales in battle, you will §^4 njen at arms fuch as they ought to be; fop with him is the flower of chivalry of the whole, wortd* and. hardy and tough combatants : thofe who, in truth, ifould rather die on the £pot than thinjkLof flying. It therefore behoves you to weigh merely this .point, before ypu determine ; and, if you will believe wha£ I am goijig to ftyf ypu may t^fee them: all, w$iout ftriking a ftroke. You h*ye 01% to, gwrd the paffes agd defiles, fo that no* j^QY^fioB, q§a be brought them, when famine will; do th% bufinefe for you ; they ip# thon rçtijiTfc baçjg t% their w» oo*Vry in difo^der a^d fppfrteip, fo tfety you may eafily gain yoqr objeft, a#4 defeaf them without ftriking 1 blow/ King Henry anfwered: « &y the foul of my JI&» ther, raarfhal, I have ftjçjha defire to fee this pripjc% and to try my ftrength with him, that w# will mmqw part without a battle. Thank God, I h?ye enow of men to affit me. In the firft pl^e, there a^e-al-ready in our army fcvçn, thoufwd u?m at app% each mounted on a good çpitf&ç, and fo weilj f curer-, ed with armour that they fear not the arrows of the archer. In addition, I have twenty thçpfgnd more, moused on genets and graved from, head to foot,, I have befidea forty thoufend coiumq» IhJr diers, with lances, dafts and Ibields, whq ml d# much fefvice, for tbsy h&ye all fwpnx thryi# ra%jr die iflini Jew* ip § fo that, my ford wirfcl I .ought tq he afii4 butrtttarpboe gimt am- Ù 4 fidence 2M


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