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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.4

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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.4
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on his head, and ordered Ms banner, which was placed before his tent, to be difplayed. Some one faid, c My lord, fend to the duke of Lancaftcr, and do not engage without him.* He bluntly replied. c Not I: I fhall go the fhorteft way I can to help my men. Thofe may fend to my lord of Lancaf-ter who will; but let all who love me follow me.* He then advanced, fword in hand, to meet the enemy: the Lord Defpontin and fir Henry de San-cellc were with him, as well as his other knights, who dire&ly engaged in the battle, having found theirmen fighting with the French, in great num-bers, and who, to fpeak truth, ought to have done much this day : but no fooner did they perceive fir Robert de Namur marching with his banner than they wheeled about and gave up their plan, for they thought the whole army was ready to fall on them : indeed, it was fo in diffèrent parts of the camp, for the fun was now rifen. A Vermandois knight was flain under the banner of fir Robert de Namur, called fir Robert de Cou* logne, who was much regretted -, for he was rich, amiable, and courteous, and an honourable knight in every ftation. Thus ended the affirir. The French retreated without doing any thing more, for they were afraid of greater lofs than gain. Sir Robert did not pur-foe them farther than was wife, but brought back Jus men when he found the enemy was quite gQne? p4 returned to his quarters. 24 CHAP.


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