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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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sriarched out, ihatt poft themfelves between fhtfli .and the draw-bridge, which will have been let down. We will alfo have a Sufficient force eMc+ where, who muft advance in their front and. moke them prifoners ; by which we ihalL take both caftle and garrifon, if you, gentlemen, approve of my plan.' • - , • • , : » • : They all replied in the affirmative, and adopted it, appointing the mayor captaifr of thp enter* prize. • • •. • The mayor, fhortly afterward, fenç to 5ivïtc the governor to a grand entertainment, where he met moft of the principal inhabitants that wçre in the plot. The conver&tion ran chiefly on the king of England and his affairs : during which a large packet was brought to the mqyor, {baled with the great feal of England, the better to impofe on Phillip Manfcl, who could not read, hut knew well the feal. The mayor read aloud this letter, putting fuch words in it as fuited his. pqrpofc, but.which were not written. He then addrefibd bis guelV: c Grr vernpr, you fee and hear what ihe king ouï? lord's commands are to you and mc You muft make your mufter to-morrow, as.we will da ours/ The governor, who but too well believed all he had; heard, faid he would willingly obey, and with; this he took his leave. During the courfe of the night, the - mayor chofe two hundred men, whom he well armed, and before day placed themvirx amhufh among the. old walls on the outfide of the caftle. After nine o'clock, the mayor ordered the bells to çing and the


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