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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 139



tptàk with the duke of LancafKtf? for they wifhed, if poflible, to enteflnto a treaty. The herald ad-vanced to the duke, way being made for him* and explained the bufinefs on which he was fent*. The duke, by the advice of thofe about him, granted an armiftice to the garrifon during the time of a parley ; and the herald returned with his anfwer to his mafters. The four knights dircdly came forward upon the ditch, and the duke fent fir Guifcard d'Angle to hold a parley with them. Upon the ditch, therefore, they entered on a treaty, by afking, c In what fort or manner doe* the duke intend to make us prifoners ?' Sir Guif-card, who had received his inftru&ions, replied ; * Gentlemen, you have greatly difpleafcd my lord; for you have detained him here feveral weeks*, which has fretted him very much, and caufed the lofs of feveral of his men : for which rcafons, he will not receive you, nor grant you mercy, but will have you furrender yourfelves fimply to him. He alfo infifts on fir William de Mont-paon being firft given up, for him to be dealt with according to his deferts as a traitor/ Sir Louis de Mailly replied j * Sir Guifcard, in regard to fir William de Mont-paon, whom you require from us, we fwcar truly and loyally that •-• Several mmii. All my copies differ as to the number of weeks : fome eleven, fome fix weeks : I have therefore laid feveral weeks, as it appears very uncertain : but 1 fhould rather incline to the fmallcr number. .117


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