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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
page 40



Whilft they were gone on this expedition, fir Walter Manny, addrefling the duke, faid j f My lord, never believe me again, if thefe French be not fled : mount your horfe, and order the others to do the fame, that you may purfue them, and I will engage you will have a fine day of it/ The duke replied, * Sir Walter, I have hitherto always followed the advice of my council, and |o.T tend now doing fo s for I can never believe that fo many brave men at arms and noble knights would thus run away. Perhaps the fires we fee may have been lighted to entrap us, Our fcouts will foon return, and then we fhall know the truth/ • As they wçre thus converfing, the fcouts re-turned, and confirmed all that fir Waller Manny had thought : they faid they had found none but fome poor vi&uallers, who followed the army. Sir Walter Marjny gained great credit. The duke went to his tent to di%m i he would that day have dined in the French camp, but the fire was too great : he and his men at arms, however, fupped there, and took up their quarters on the mountain for the night, and made themfelves comfortable with what they found there. On the morrow they decamped, and returned to Calais. The duke of Burgundy, when he marched off, made his quarters at St, Omer, where he and all his army remained until they were diibanded, and every man returned to his home. There was after-wards much trouble to re-aficmble them again. 28 CHAP.


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