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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 317



tanks, paying his compliments tô the lords, grao-cioufly entreating them to exert themfèlves this dsty in defending his honor, and pointing out to every one of them what they were to do with fo much cheerfulnefs and good humour, that they were alt in high fpirits. After he had thus vifited his army, he returned to his own battalion. It was foon broad day. About fun-rife, they began their march towards Navarete in order of battle, to meet and to engage the enemy. The prince of Wales, as it has been before re-lated, drew up his army in the manner he intended they fhôuld engage, whilft he lay before Vîttoria* when the enemy did not appear according to his ex^ pe&ations. He had not fince then made any altera-tions concerning it, and had always marched in this order. At break of day, therefore, the prince's Hfmy took the field, marching in battle array, » expeding to meet the Spaniards. No one advanced before the battalion of the marfhals excepting thofê who received orders, as fcouts ; and the two leaders, às well as both the armies, knew, from the intelli-gence of the fcouts, that they fitould ftortly meet : they therefore marched forward with a gentle |ace. When the fun was rifen, it was a beautiful fight to view thefe battalions, with their brilliant armour gH taring With its beams. In this manner, they nearly approached to each other. The prince, with a fet* attendants rtiounted a frtiall hill, and faw very clearly the enetny marching ftraight towards-them. Upoâ defcending


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