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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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^pr&h honor that day, and loyally acquitted himfelf ïn the fervice. The Engifh and Gafcons foon afteç difmounted on the heath, and affembled very or-derly together, each lord under his banner or pen-non, in the fame battle array as when they pafled the mountains. It was delightful to fee and examine thefe banners MID pennons, with the noble army that was under them. The two armies began to move a little, and to approach nearer each other j but, before they met, the prince of Wales, with eyes and hands up-lifted toward heaven, exclaimed ; C GOD of truth, the Father of JESUS CHRIST, who haft made and fafhkmed me, condefcend, through thy benign grace, that the fuccefe of the battle of this day may be foe me and my army ; for thou knoweft, that in truth I have been folely emboldened to undertake it in, the fupport of juftice and reafon, to reinftate this king upon his throne, who has been difinherited and driven from it, as well as from his country.1 After thefe words, he extended his right arm, took hold of don Pedro's hand, who was by his fide, • and added, 'Sir king, you fliail this day knpw whether you will have any thing in the kingdom pf Caftille or not/ He then cried out, c Advance banners, in the name of God and St. George P As he faid this, the duke of Lancafter and fir John Chandos came up to him. The duke faid t? fir WiBam Bouchamp ; c William» there ire owl enemies : you Hall fee me this day a& like a tm% knight, or die for it/ At thefe wprds, the two ar^ xnies advanced* The firft conflict was between the VOL.111, ' X Mtaloii'


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