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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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m - crofs the river Oifé * and Aine f. They com-mitted no devaftation in the county of Soiflbns, becaufe it belonged to the lord de Coucy. True it is, they were followed and watched by fome lords of France, fuch as the vifeount de Meaux, the lord de Chauny, lord Raoul de Coucy, lord William de Melun, fon of the count de Tancir-ville, and their forces s fo that the Englifli, not daring to quit their line of march, kept in a com-pact body. The French did not attack them, but every night took up their quarters in caftles or ftrong towns -, whilft the Englifh encamped in die open plains, where they found provifion in plenty and new wine, with which they made very free. Thus did they advance, burning, ravaging, and oppreffing • all the country, when they crofled the river MarneJ, and entered Champagne, and then paffed the Aube§, returning to the country about' Provins! : when they feveral times pafled the Seine, and made appearances of marching towards Paris; for they had heard that the king of France had colle&ed a large force of men at arms under the command of the count de St. Pol and the lord de Clifibn, with whom they were very • Oife,—a river in Picardy,—rifes ia Hainault. f Aifne or Aine,—a river which rifes ia Champagne, and joins the Oife a little above Compieg ne. T Marne,—a large river which rifes near Baffiny. § Aube,—a confiderable river in Champagne. Ic rifts at Auberive, near Langtes. H Provins,—an ancient town of Brie, on the Morin, which runs into the Marne 22 leagues from Paris. eaget


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