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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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Chandos quite low fpirited for having failed in Ms intended attack on St. Salvin. He continued in the kitchen of the hôtel, warming himfelf at a ftraw fire which his herald was making for him, con-verfing at the fame time with his people, who very readily paflcd their jokes in hopes of curing him of his melancholy, . After he had remained fome time, and was pre-paring to take a litde reft, and while he was afking if it were yet day, a man entered the hôtel, and came before him, faying, ' My lord, I bri— yoti news/ c What is it?* afked fir John. * My lord, the French have taken the field.' . € How doft thou know this V c My lord, I fet out from St. Salvin with them.' cAnd what road have they taken V € My lord, that I cannot fay for a cer-tainty i but it feemed to me they followed the road to Poiriers/ ( And who are thefe French ?* € My lord, they are fir Louis de St. Julien and Carnet le Breton* with their companies/ € Well, it is indifferent to me/ replied fir John : c I have not any inclination to exert rhyfelf this day : they may be met with without my interference/ He remained a confiderable time very thought-fill: after having, well confidered, he added ; € Notwithftanding what I have juft faid, I think I fhall do right to mount my horfe j for at all events I muft return to Poitiers, and it will be foon day/ c It is well judged/ replied the knights who were with him. Sir John ordered every thing to be got ready, and his knights hav-ing done the fame, they mounted and fet off, taking 41


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