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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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• 3â7 This attack was very fevere, apd thpfctwho had mounted tfie walls fought hand to hand with their opponents : fo many gallant deeds were done by each party, that it lafted the greater part of the day. • When they had thus well fought for a length of time, the marfhals ordered the trympets to found a retreat, and every man retired to his quarters for the night. In the mean time, fir Alain * de la Haye, and fir Alain de St. Pol, arrived at the arpiy with a large troop of Breton^, who had marched towards Libournç*, and had attacked ah Englifli garrifon at Cadillacf, which they had taken by ftorm^ and flain all within it. . ' , On the morrow morning, the duke ordcredi fhe ftorming to be renewed, and that each man fhould. exert himfelf to the utmoft. ' He had it ' alfo proclaimed by a herald, that whoever fhould firft enter Dqras. fhould receive five hundred francs'. The defire of gaining this reward made many poor companions come forward, -^addçrs were placed againft the walls in various places, and thç attack began t in earneft j for the young Jcnights and fquires, who were eager for renown, • did not fpàre themfelves, but fought with a thorough good will. • Libournc,—a city of Gtyront cm the Bocdonae, ten leagues ffoif Çouideaiix. f Cadillacs—a towA'in Cayenne, feven league* irom Bour- . deaux. • * Y 4 The


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