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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 273



GMtîHdn was the captain. The young ^Hqwe dé St. (Pol was ordered forward on die look-out, and with him went many knights and fquires. Not far diftant, by the fide of a «large hfedge* the lord de'Gorfimcgines and fir Waker Ukeues* bad halted, and drawn up their force on foot in a very handfome manaeh Sir Jotai ttarleftonc fet off on a gallop, with twenty lances* to entice the French into this ambufcade, faying, he would al-low himfelf to be purfued to the place where they were : he therefore entered the piab. ' The young count de St. Pol, wfo© was arrived thither with a hundred knees, fpyhtg &v John Harleftofce's troop, caifed out to his companions, • Forward, forward! here are ourenertries/ Upon which they Hack fpurs into theit inoffts, and haftoncd as aft as the^ could to cotaie up with the Engllfii.. ' Bte fir Johh Harleftome -begin lis re-treat, allowing taeih to pwrfue hirti1 itmii he càw to die hedge wheifc Éie-ÊigiÉi were dm» tip* with, their archers m front. On the arrive ' rf the French, the Engfilh ife* cofvod them with bàtdc-axe$, fwordsfc&d $éttp ; tfae archers began fo brlïk an attack that mm aat horfes were overthroitt. Mmy^^m, Aftii wtwt "done I but in the end thfc ftiiidi wtrt ifiimiMkta^ and the greater part flaifr Tlii- y6uhg «Mat dé St. Pol ips made prifoner by afquire of Gueldrts* the", loris' de Wmm mà lit Clef, Br W^itrir'dc • Hi is before called fir John d'Ubruues. 'S3 ' Nielle,


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