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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 110



• m the Ire 'aid finokc which the enemy were making in the Gatinob. There we*e alfb in the city the conftable of France fir Moreau de Fienncs, the count dc St. Pol, the count de Tancarville, the count de Saltzburg, the vifeount Meaux, fir Raoul de Coucy, the fénéfchal of Hainault, fir Odoart de Renti, fir Enguerrand d'Audin, the lord de Château-julien, fir John de Vienne, the lord de la Riviere, and many more great knights and valorous men of France-: bot not one of them failed forth, for the king had ftri&ly forbidden them fo to do. The lord de Cliffoh, who was of the king's cabinet council, and more liftened to than the reft, faid every thing he could to prevent any knight from quitting the town, adding, among other things, c Sire, why fhould you employ yoijr men againft thefe madmen I l£t them go about their bufindfs. They cannot take your inheritance from you, nor drive you out of it by fmoke/ The count de* St. Pol, the vifeount de Rohan, fir Raoul de Coucy, the lords dc Canto, de Crefquos, fir Odoart de Renti and fir Enguerrand d'Audin, were at the barriers of St. James's gate. Now it happened one Tuefday morning, when the Englifh began to decamp, and had fet fire to all the villages wherein they were lodged, fo that the fires were diftincHy feen from Paris, a knight of their army, who had made a vow the preceding •day that he would advance as &r as the barriers and ftrikc them with his lance, did not break his. oath, but fet off with his lance in his hand, his target on his neck, and completely armed except his


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