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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.5

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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.5
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ËÊ years, if neceflàry : wherefore they confidcrcd h(M they might beft counteract this mine. After having long confulted, they fucceeded in their fcteempt : it was in feme fort accidental* for things fell out with extraordinary good fortune for them. , • Richard earl of Arundel was on guardone night with his people, but he was very inattentive to obey the orders he had received, of which the garrifon were informed by their fpics or otherwifè. When they had fixed on an hour in which they imagined the army (trufting to lord Arundel's want of vigi-lance) wofcld be faft afleep, they fallicd from the town very fecredy, and advanced to where the miners were at work, who had little more to do to complete their mine. Morfonace and his company, being prepared to accomplifh their enterprize, deftroyed the mine It their cafe ; and fome of the workmen who were within were never feen afterwards, as the mine fell upon them. • When they had finifhed this bufinefs, they faid they would awaken the guard next the town, in order that they might know with what fuccefs their gallantry had been crowned. They advanced to one of thç wings of the army, fhoutirig their war-cry, cutting down tents, and flaying all they met, fo that the whole army was ferioufly alarmed. Mor-fonace and his companions retreated into St. Malo without any lofs ; during which time the Englifh armed themfelves, and advanced in front of the duke's divifion, who- was much aftonifhed at this event : he demanded how it could have happened* C 4 ' when


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